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TEREX® SUPERLIFT 3800 LATTICE BOOM CRAWLER CRANE
RECEIVES 2013 RHEINLAND-PFALZ DESIGN AWARD
ZWEIBRÜCKEN, November 27th, 2013 – The new Terex® Superlift 3800 crawler crane has already demonstrated its technical qualities in a multitude of projects and getting significant praise within the industry in a short time. Now, the Superlift 3800 crane has received further recognition, but from an entirely different party this time: On November 26th, in Koblenz, Germany, a jury of experts awarded the Superlift 3800 crawler crane the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Design Award in the “Products” Category.
“At Terex Cranes, we believe in investing in product design, both operational and aesthetics. The result: we created a crane that operators are delighted with, delivers the performance to get a job done quickly and efficiently, and that carries a recognizable look amongst all of our cranes. We have come a long way in building one brand within Terex Cranes and product design contributed significantly to this. We can see it today, as all new products carry the Terex Cranes family look. We are proud that this effort was awarded the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Design Award,” comments Francois Truffier, Vice President Marketing, Terex Cranes.
The new Terex Superlift 3800 crane raises the bar in terms of performance and comfort where function meets form. A good example is the operator cab’s layout, which was developed with a particular focus on ergonomics with the help of extensive customer feedback. “We worked with experts in design and ergonomics, got extensive customer input, and collaborated with Porsche Engineering to create patented cabs for all of our cranes. In fact, the shape of the cab is one of the attributes that make our cranes immediately recognizable, especially in our Superlift 3800 crawler crane,” says Rüdiger Zollondz, Director Product Marketing, Terex Cranes. In addition to the visual cues from the cab, other attributes include the shape of the counterweights. All crawler cranes from our Zweibrucken location and the AC 1000 all terrain crane share the same counterweight, meaning that they can be swapped when necessary. During design and engineering, Terex Cranes puts a special focus on efficiency and resource utilization. This is why our products have a modular design, like with counterweights, they are versatile and compatible with each other – an aspect that the jury also praised: “The Superlift 3800 combines excellent lifting performance with well thought-out details that are part of its overall design. The designers involved cooperated closely – even throughout the conception stage – and were thus able to develop innovative functions for the end-users. The jury based its decision on the consistent product ‘language’, the quality of the engineering detail as part of the complete system, and on the compelling ergonomic design of the working environment.”
The Terex® Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane
The Terex® Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane, featuring a lifting capacity of 650 t and a maximum load moment of 8,484 mt, was designed with cost-effectiveness in mind. Every single component is designed for worldwide transportation and to reduce erection times and the need for additional equipment. A wide array of safety features, including the award winning Terex fall protection system, come standard. The Superlift 3800 crawler crane can be delivered with an integrated wind kit in a universal main boom system: the crane is capable to erect wind turbines of 117 meters (384 ft) without using the available superlift boom configuration. This configuration also eliminates the need for an assist crane when setting up the main boom.
The Superlift 3800 is the first Terex crawler crane to feature the our latest patented cabin design. Providing operators with an excellent working environment, it was developed with extensive feedback gathered from customer workshops, leading industrial stylists and experts in ergonomics. The Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane conforms to both the European norm EN 13000 and the US standard ASME B30.5. It can lift a maximum load of 650 tonnes (716 US t) at a radius of 5 to 12 meters (16 to 39 ft).
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com
From left to right: Uwe Hüser, Secretary of State for the Ministery of Economy Rheinland-Pfalz; Uwe Henzelmann, Designer, Terex Cranes; Thomas Heusser, Director Advanced Purchasing Cranes Europe, Terex Cranes; Winfried Altmayer, owner Agentur a design; Rüdiger Zollondz, Director Product Marketing, Terex Cranes; Francois Truffier, Vice President Marketing, Terex Cranes; Hans-Peter Franzen, Project leader Research & Development, Terex Cranes
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