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Terex® CC2800-1 Lifts 500 Tonne Power Plant Generator


ZWEIBRÜCKEN, May 3rd, 2011 – A Terex® CC 2800-1 crawler crane owned by

Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung GmbH recently unloaded a 500 tonne power plant generator from a Rhine barge and placed it on a special-purpose goods vehicle at the Port of Krefeld.


“In addition to the Terex® CC 2800-1’s technical capabilities and 600 tonne lifting capacity, the high level of cost-effectiveness with which we can operate it was a decisive factor. In fact, it was what enabled us to submit a competitive quote for the project,” explains Thomas Spangemacher, Project Manager, Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung.


In order to be able to lift the 500 tonne gross load (including cables, spreader, and hook block), the crawler crane was equipped with a 36 meter main boom and 180 tonnes of superstructure ballast. Meanwhile, the central ballast weighed 60 tonnes, while the Superlift counterweight weighed 310 tonnes.


“The challenge in this project was moving the crane under load (500 tonnes) with a reach of 17 meters. This was made harder by the fact that we weren’t able to position the crane directly at the edge of the dock, which was simply a consequence of the way the various structures at the port are set up. In other words, we had to keep a distance of several meters while working,” says crane operator Roberto Menge.


One of the Terex® CC 2800-1’s strengths lies in its high level of cost-effectiveness, achieved by means of optimized setup characteristics that make it possible to quickly configure the crane for any operation, saving money in the process. At the Port of Krefeld, this meant that it took only one day to set up the crane, one day to perform the operation, and one day for disassembly.


The Terex® CC2800-1

The Terex® CC 2800-1 lattice boom crawler crane can be converted from a standard crane to a special-purpose wind power crane, and back, with only a few components. These special components include extra-strong main boom connectors and a rigid luffing fly jib (LF2) with a length of 12 to 36 meters that was developed specifically for wind power-related applications. The available standard-based wind power combinations provide optimum lifting capacities and clearance while minimizing transportation costs.


The undercarriage is available in two different models: the standard version and a narrow-track version, the latter allowing the crane to move through 5 meter-wide roads. The narrow track kit can be used with either 1.2 meter-wide track pads (for a smaller total width) or 1.5 meter-wide track pads (for reduced ground pressure). In addition, the crane can also be supplied with a chassis designed for road travel. The basic machine, including all winches and the A-frame, can be transported within a 12 tonne axle load limit.


The high level of flexibility provided by these options and features saves time and money during transportation, setup, and disassembly, providing for a high level of cost-effectiveness in the process. Moreover, the time-tested Terex IC1 control system, featuring remote radio control capabilities, makes it possible to operate the Terex® CC2800-1 easily, safely, and comfortably no matter what the operating conditions.


About Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung GmbH

Based in Erwitte, Germany, Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung GmbH is one of the 50 leading crane service providers in the world. The company, which employs around 450 people, was founded in 1964 and today relies on a fleet featuring approximately 750 vehicle units, including around 200 mobile cranes with lifting capacities of 7 to 1,600 tonnes. The company has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 national and international standards and to TÜV’s Safety Certificate Contractors (SCC) standard since 2000. Its clientele includes not only wind turbine manufacturers, but also corporate clients from the fields of reinforced concrete construction, structural and civil engineering, prefabricated construction, large-scale industries, and the petrochemical industry. Expert crane operators and state-of-the-art machinery in all lifting capacity categories are two of the many factors that enable Bracht to always guarantee the best service for every single project.

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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, recycling, surface mining, shipping, transportation, refining, and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at






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