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CApacity expansion: three terex ® all terrain cranes working at the floating pier in the amazon

MANAUS, BRAZIL, December 2013 – Located 1500 km from the sea on the Rio Negro River, one of the Amazon’s most important tributaries, lies the port of Chibatao. Part of the industrial zone of Manaus, Chibatao is one of the largest privately owned ports in Latin America with one million square meters and 40 thousand twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of static capacity. Like Manaus, the Chibatao port has undergone significant expansion thanks to the industrial development of the region, but once again, its modern floating pier needed expansion. That's where Tomiasi Logistica Pesada and its three Terex® all terrain cranes came to support.


Floating Pier

Because its located on a river, which has variable flow according to seasons, the port of Chibatao has a 450 m long modern floating pier for ships to unload its cargo. This pier can serve up to four vessels with drafts ranging between 12 to 20 meters and is connected to land by a bridge that is partly floating and part supported by pylons. The expansion involved adding an additional lane to the bridge that connects the pier to land. This involved positioning prefabricated bridge sections that were transported by barges.


For this to take place, the cranes were set up on barges, too. “Tomiasi is located not far away, on the amazon river, so to ship the cranes, we just put them on a barge, fully loaded. It only took 40 minutes to ship it and one hour to have them ready for work,” says Jander Roque, Sales analyst, Tomiasi. “The difficulty is that we had to perform a triple lift with cranes on barges. The load of each section was between 320 t and 360 t. We have a Terex crawler that could do the job, if it was on land, but in this case, to distribute the load in multiple barges we used three Terex all terrain cranes, an AC 200-1, an AC 350/6 and an AC 500-2.”


The bridge sections were also transported by barge and positioned close to the cranes. Once there, Tomiasi’s team of 8 people (3 operators, 4 auxiliaries and one lift coordinator) proceeded to rig and lift the load.


Operating from barges is an extremely delicate and precise operation. At Tomiasi, given our location on the Amazon, we are pretty experienced, but it never ceases to be a challenge,” says, Enoque Neto,. “In these operations, load monitoring is vital, that's why using three Terex all terrain cranes with IC-1 control system helps. We know the measures are precise and consistent across the cranes. With everything going as planned and no delays due to the weather we managed to complete the job in only five days.”



About Tomiasi Logistica Pesada

With 23 Terex cranes, from an RT 780 rough terrain crane to an AC 500-2 all terrain crane, Tomiasi Logistica Pesada is one member of the Grupo Chibatao. Situated in Colonia Oliveira Mechado in Manaus, Tomiasi links the most modern equipment technology with a team of qualified professionals. Its extensive portfolio of services include heavy lifting, transport, container logistics and more. As the largest logistics company in northern Brazil built over 20 years, they have accumulated an extensive portfolio that endorses their performance in business logistics. They were present in the work of the stadium from the outset offering Andrade Gutierrez knuckle boom cranes for transportation of pre-molded concrete and Terex crane models AC 140, RT 130 and LT 1070 in lifting pre-cast concrete panels. In the assembly and disassembly, they also made available two Terex SK 575 tower cranes and used a Terex AC 350-1 all terrain crane with jib. During the pre-installation of metal by Martifer, they provided two Terex AC 200-1 and an AC 140 all terrain crane and an RT 780 rough terrain crane. Finally, for the lifting of metal weighing up to 100 tons within a radius of 28 meters they will use a Terex CC 2400-1 crawler crane.

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About the Terex AC 500-2 all terrain crane

With a carrier just 17.1 m (56 ft) long, the Terex® AC

500-2 is the most compact eight-axle all terrain crane in its class. A maximum working height of 145.8 m (478 ft) can be achieved with a luffing fly jib. The crane offers enormous power across the full lifting capacity range, through features such as the improved design of the main boom cross-section and the reinforced sideways superlift system/configuration. The star-shaped outrigger layout helps to provide the required stability. Short setup times and the IC-1 control system's ease of use make for safe crane operations and comfortable working conditions. The carefully thought-out drive design of the crane provides outstanding transfer of engine power, yielding excellent performance on both the highway and the jobsite.


About the Terex AC 200-1 all terrain crane

With a total length of 14.1 meters (46.1ft), the Terex® AC

200-1 all terrain crane is the shortest five-axle crane in the 200-tonne (220 US t) capacity class. Its standard main boom reaches up to 67.8 meters (222.4ft), for a maximum reach of 100 meters (328 ft) when equipped with its main boom extension and variable extension. Four outrigger settings improve jobsite access while its state-of-the-art IC-1 control system with touchscreen color monitor, makes the AC 200-1 all terrain crane particularly user-friendly to operate. A 390 kW (530 hp) carrier engine provides a powerful and cost-effective drive mechanism and is complemented with an automatic 16-speed transmission that is designed to provide high performance and excellent gradeability while reaching speeds up to 85 km/h (53 mph). Its independent superstructure engine provides an output of 170 kW (231 hp). Combining power with high maneuverability, four of the five axles (or five of the six axles if configured as an AC 200-1P crane) are steering axles that allow the AC 200-1 all terrain crane to turn within a radius of 11.05 meters (36.25 ft).


About the Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane

One of the most compact 6-axle all terrain crane in the 350-tonne (400 US-t) capacity class currently available on the market, the Terex® AC 350/6 boasts exceptional lifting capacity and operator safety features. Featuring a state-of-the-art fall arrest system for work at height and patented Terex Easy Luffing Jib Rigging System, the AC 350/6 all terrrain crane enables fast, easy and reliable rigging. Offering a maximum telescopic boom length of up to 64 meters (210 ft) for an impressively compact maximum system length of 125.7 meters (412.4 ft), this powerful, versatile 6-axle crane can out-lift the performance of larger cranes in the 400-tonne (440 US-t) capacity class in a number of jobsite situations. Additional attachments can be loaded onto conventional trucks within a width of 8.4 ft (2.55 m).



About Terex

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



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