UK-based Select Plant Hire has ordered four new Terex CTL1600 Luffing Jib Tower Cranes, increasing their fleet to nine and maintaining its status as the largest and youngest fleet of the CTL1600s in the world.
Terex Luffing Jib Tower Cranes are a popular choice among leading construction and rental companies worldwide and are particularly well-matched to the construction of high-rise buildings on urban jobsites. With a maximum capacity of 66 t (72.8 USt) and jib length of 75 m (246 ft), this model is the biggest luffing jib crane in its range. It is also equipped with T-Torque slewing technology for a precise and customizable slewing control, Terex Power Plus to boost operating capacity and Terex Power Match to lower energy consumption.
Due its heavy capacity, the CTL1600 is in high demand across the UK as it can support projects with heavy lift requirements such as precast and other projects that incorporate offsite manufacturing and modern methods of construction. This enables it to be deployed on a wide range of construction projects, from the growing number of waste-to-energy facilities to data centres being commissioned across the UK.
Clare Rodgers Business Stream Leader for Select Tower Cranes said: "We are really excited to have placed orders for numbers six, seven, eight and nine to add to our CTL1600 fleet, as these machines are ideal for the UK market—in fact they are in high demand from clients in several sectors. Looking ahead, we see a big demand coming for these cranes among the energy and data sectors, as our UK market research has indicated that work in these areas will continue to grow. We are committed to investing in expanding the Select fleet to provide our clients with the most up-to-date plant available on the market."
Lee Maynard, Global Sales Director – Terex Tower Cranes, says, it’s becoming increasingly evident that the demand for large luffers is growing both in the UK and infact globally. We are seeing increasing numbers of projects in Europe, Middle East, and Australia all demanding large luffers. As we continue to invest in industry leading innovation and partner with Select Plant, we only see further growth in this sector. It goes without saying we are delighted to receive this huge order for FOUR more CTL1600’s, to add to the FIVE already in Select’s fleet, making it truly unique in the world.
With over 30 years of experience, Select has built an excellent reputation as one of the UK’s largest and most diverse suppliers of choice for equipment and services to the construction industry. Select understands the critical role logistics, engineering, working environment, safety, and reliability play in modern construction, and their considered approach ensures their customers receive more than the tools to get the job done.