Terex Port Solutions Receives First Order For New Model 2 Harbour Crane
Düsseldorf, 17 December 2012 th In June of this year, Terex Port Solutions launched the new Terex® Gottwald Model 2 Harbour Crane as the first crane in its Small Crane Family.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Düsseldorf, 17 December 2012 – In June of this year, Terex Port Solutions launched the new Terex® Gottwald Model 2 Harbour Crane as the first crane in its Small Crane Family. The Model 2 crane also includes a new crane type based on proven Mobile Harbour Crane technology, the G HRK Rubber-Tyred Portal Harbour Crane. This new crane type blends the mobility of the classic rubber-tyred Mobile Harbour Crane with the benefits of a drive-under portal solution.
Just as the test phase was coming to a close, Terex Port Solutions received its first order for three of the new Terex® Gottwald G HRK 2304 Rubber-Tyred Portal Harbour Cranes from an Indonesian terminal operator. These cranes are due for delivery in March 2013 and will be employed mainly for handling containers and general cargo.
According to Terex Port Solutions, key factors in the customer’s purchasing decision were the performance ratings of the crane coupled with the drive-under capability of the portal, making it possible to organise cargo-handling activities in a very efficient manner despite relatively restricted quay facilities.
Designed for smaller river and seaports The Terex® Gottwald Model 2 crane has been specifically designed for use in smaller river and maritime ports. With its maximum lifting capacity of 80 t, a radius of up to 40 m and hoisting speeds of up to 120 m/min, this crane offers excellent parameters for container handling alongside vessels up to Feeder class. Terex Port Solutions offers its newly launched Model as a two-rope crane or as a four-rope grab variant with two hoists allowing professional bulk handling with ship sizes up to Handysize.
As with the Model 3 Harbour Crane that was launched onto the market two years before, the drive system on the Model 2 crane is based on three-phase current. Crane owners can opt for the energy-efficient and environmentally compatible hybrid drive or a hook-up to a quayside power supply. Further optional features designed to enhance ergonomics and increase productivity include radio remote control, an internet-based information and diagnostics system and a range of intelligent driver-assistant functions.
First drive-under, G HRK Rubber-Tyred Portal Harbour Crane based on Mobile Harbour Crane technology As with all the cranes supplied by Terex Port Solutions, Model 2 is available in a number of different types: as a classic G HMK Mobile Harbour Crane, as a G HSK Portal Harbour Crane, as a Floating Crane ( G HPK Harbour Pontoon Crane or G HSK Portal Harbour Crane on a barge ) and, for the first time, also as a G HRK Rubber-Tyred Portal Harbour Crane, a completely new crane type. The proppable standard portal provides clearance height of 6 m and a clear width of 9.5 m, which means that terminal transport vehicles can easily pass beneath it in two lanes. Thanks to its tight turning circle and even on-the-spot turning, it is a highly manoeuvrable machine that can travel quickly and be positioned alongside the vessel with ease.
“Compact Harbour Cranes that also provide high-performance handling for smaller quays are in demand worldwide. The fact that we were able to record the first order from a key customer in the region so quickly after market launch confirms the appeal of the underlying concept of the Model 2 crane,” explained Klaus Röhrig, Regional Director Asia Pacific.
About Terex Port Solutions Part of Terex Material Handling & Ports Solutions, Terex Port Solutions unites Gottwald Port Technology and Terex equipment, software and services into a single source serving customers in the port business. From quay cranes and reach stackers to fully automated, integrated and bulk handling systems, Terex Port Solutions offers more solutions to move cargo quickly, safely and efficiently, with less downtime and strong returns on investment.
About Terex Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, manufacturing, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy and utility industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website to make information available to its investors and the market at www.terex.com
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