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all terrain cranes lift 60-meter steel pipe
Perlen, Swizerland, August 6th, 2014 – Three hours. That was all the time available to the Swiss crane service provider, Toggenburger, to lift a 60-meter long steel district heating pipe onto a support frame on behalf of Basel-based Caliqua AG. The busy rail line and the road close to the construction site on the grounds of a paper mill in the Swiss town of Perlen could not be closed to traffic for any longer, which explains why cranes that could be set up in no time were needed for this job. Toggenburger therefore selected the Terex® Challenger 3180 and the Terex® AC 100/4L all terrain cranes.
"It was all down to speed and precision on this job to avoid blocking the rail traffic, as well as the 40 trucks a day supplying the paper mill, for an unnecessarily long period of time. Our two Terex cranes delivered on both counts," states Project Manager André Huber. The pair of Terex cranes could be driven to site within an hour.
Then everything went quickly and according to plan on site: the two crane operators set up their cranes and were ready for operation within 30 minutes. "The cranes only needed their basic counterweight for this load, with the result that we did not have to deploy any additional transport vehicles, saving valuable time," explains André Huber. With main booms set to a length of 35 meter and standard outrigger configurations, the two Terex cranes were quickly in a position to lift the 60-meter long, 24-tonne steel pipe within a working radius of 15 meters to the required height of 15 meters.
The challenge with this lift was that both cranes had to work with the utmost precision and in perfect sync with each other as the steel pipe, supported at four points, was not allowed to bend too much during the lift. The crane operators relied on the proven Terex IC-1 crane controls and a radio operator to achieve this. The pipe was therefore placed safely in position in the alloted time, despite the time pressure, thanks to the routine interaction of humans and technology. "We needed just three hours and three team members to set up and dismantle the cranes and complete the lift itself. This job could not have been done more economically – it went perfectly," summarized André Huber with satisfaction.
About the Terex® Challenger 3180 all terrain crane
With a 50-meter (164-ft) main boom combined with a 16-meter (52.5-ft) extension, the Terex® Challenger 3180 provides the longest system length in the 60-tonne (66.1 US-t) all terrain capacity class. This includes (optional) all-wheel steering with drive chain 6x6x6 and 495/95R25 tires.
Fully equipped, including its maximum 12.1-tonne (13.3 US-t) counterweight, the Challenger 3180 all terrain crane also provides one of the strongest system in the 60-t (66.1 US-t) capacity class, with maximum lifting capacity of 37.9 tonnes (41.7 US t) at 4 meter (13.1-ft) radius. In this configuration, it is still roadable and designed for one-man-operation in countries with 15-tonne (16.5 US-t) axle-load limitations.
About the Terex® AC 100/4 (L) all terrain crane
The compact Terex® AC 100/4L all terrain crane is the only crane in the 100-tonne capacity class to feature a standard truck width of 2.55 meters, even when equipped with large 445/95R25 tires. With a telescopic main boom of 59.4 meters and the 10-meter section of its 19-meter-long double folding jib, the crane also features one of the longest system lengths (69.5 meters) that can travel on four axles while complying with a 12-tonne axle load limit. The crane reaches its maximum system length of 81.7 meters together with an extension system characterized by a high level of versatility: The 19-meter-long double folding jib can be mounted directly on the telescopic boom or on an additional 8-meter extension installed between the telescopic boom and the double folding jib, enabling fast setup times at construction sites. It is possible to offset either the 19-meter double folding jib on the extension or the entire 27 meters (the 19-meter double jib plus the 8-meter extension) on the telescopic boom. This makes it possible to either work with a large working radius or overcome projecting edges of up to 63 meters. A powerful 335-kW (445 hp) engine is responsible for the AC 100/4L all terrain crane’s cost-effective operation, excellent road-traveling performance, and outstanding fuel economy.
About Toggenburger & Co AG, Winterthur
The historic Toggenburger Company was founded a century ago by Emil Toggenburger to operate a gravel pit. Today Toggenburger companies, with their headquarters in Winterthur, employ around 250 people and offer, among other things, comprehensive services in the lifting & transport sectors. Further business areas include environmental technology, renaturation/earthworks, repairs and even gravel and concrete.
For further information, visit www.toggenburger.ch
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