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First Terex® CC6800 crawler crane Lift in China

 

Luxi Chemical, Liaocheng, Shandong Province, China, August 3rd, 2011 – On March 18, 2011, Luxi Chemical Group Co., Ltd., prepared to put the very first Terex CC6800 lattice boom crawler crane to work in China. The lift was big, a 462 tonne, 35.4-meter high, 2.4 meter diameter reactor, but well within the capability of the crane.

The job began early in the morning with Terex Cranes application engineers on-site for support during this first lift. The 1250-tonne Terex CC6800 was assembled with a 60 meter main boom in SSL configuration to lift and place the reactor on its 3.6-meter high pedestal. To match the crane to the heavy lifting requirements within a confined working area, the superlift radius was choosen at 18 meters, with a counterweight of 100 tonnes.

As Zaho Yuting, Chief Engineer of Luxi Chemical Group remarked, “The Terex CC6800 is a surprisingly easy and reliable crane to operate. The total lifting process can be controlled accurately and clearly via two redundant integrated IC-1 control systems. The Vario Superlift System, which allows to modify the radius of the counterweight plate, made the lifting process even more convenient by solving the issue of limited slewing space, and ensuring that the reactor was lifted and placed down on its pedestal smoothly.”

The lift was completed successfully in less than 3 hours. Additional jobs completed by the Terex CC6800 on the same site included lifting a 416-tonne ammonia converter, as well as several 100 to 200-tonne jobs involving structural components. Completion of the Luxi Chemical project took around one month.

 

About the Terex® CC6800

Offering excellent lifting capacities across all working ranges, the Terex CC6800 lattice boom crawler crane provides a nominal lifting capacity of 1250 tonnes for a maximum load moment of 13.840 meters and 216-meter maximum tip height. The Superlift radius can be adjusted from 15 to 24 meters. Highly simplified assembly processes ensure short rigging times to start working rapidly for excellent return on investment. Capable of travelling speeds of up to 1.1km/h, the CC6800 is equipped with a powerful Quadro-drive and hydraulically-assisted boom section pinning system as standard.

 

About Luxi Chemical Group Co., Ltd.

Luxi Chemical Group Co., Ltd., (Luxi), formerly known as Shandong Luxi Chemical Co., Ltd., is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of fertilizers and chemical products. Predominantly, Luxi offers two categories of products namely, nitrogenous fertilizers and compound fertilizers. The Company also provides methyl alcohol, liquefied chlorine gas, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid and chlorosulfonic acid, among others. The Company distributes its products in domestic markets and to overseas markets. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had 16 major subsidiaries engaged in the manufacture of urea, sulfuric acid, diammonium phosphate and other compound fertilizers. More information on Luxi Chemical Group Co. Ltd. can be found at www.lxchemical.com

 

About Terex

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes, and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, energy, refining and utility industries. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.

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