Signifying the importance of the luffing jib tower crane design to the Terex equipment offering, Terex Cranes introduces the new Terex® CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane that boasts a 10% increase in jib length over the previous class model. The new Terex model features a 61 m (200 ft) maximum jib length, 270 ton-meter load moment and maximum full-length load of 2.6 tonnes (2.9 U.S. tons). The crane’s unique Terex Power Plus feature can temporarily increase the maximum load moment under specific and controlled conditions (e.g. reduced dynamics) by 10%, giving the operator extra lifting capacity.
Seven different jib configurations from 30 to 61 m (98.4 to 200 ft) on this new Terex crane give contractors the flexibility to meet a range of jobsite reach needs. Equipped with an independent safety line, all jib sections of the new CTL 272-18 crane deliver safe work at height, plus galvanized jib walkways provide long-lasting and dependable service life. The crane’s 5.8 m (19 ft) counter jib boasts multiple job angles to meet demanding in-service and out-of-service conditions.
“We are extremely excited about our new Terex CTL 272-18 tower crane, which is just the latest in a string of recent new model introductions across our hammerhead, flat top and luffing jib offerings. We worked closely with customers to include the features they need and the flexibility to meet more congested and complex building environments,” comments Massimo Cappello, Director of Product Management for Terex Tower Cranes. “Its adaptable control system gives operators the choice of operating modes to efficiently and precisely position heavy loads, and the crane is built ready to quickly accept advanced options that boost productivity and reporting capabilities.”
The new control system found on the CTL 272-18 crane delivers efficient set-up of expanded crane configurations needed to meet a variety of jobsite demands. The large, 18 cm (7 in) color display with antiglare screen displays operating and troubleshooting data to the operator. In addition to Terex Power Plus, Terex Power Match enables the operator to choose between operating performance or energy efficiency to adapt to lifting needs. The new crane offers the choice of hoisting with 1-4 pull lines, affording the flexibility to choose between lifting speed with lighter loads or power and precision when placing heavier objects. Its auto-leveling feature automatically maintains the same hoist block height while luffing the jib.
Since efficient crane assembly is important, the new CTL 272-18 offers a competitive, 84.4 m (276 ft) maximum freestanding height. The flexible tower design can be configured using a combination of the 1.9 m (6.2 ft) H20, 2.3 m (7.5 ft) HD23 and the 2.37 m (7.8 ft) TS212 tower masts, allowing customers to efficiently manage tower section inventory and cost-effectively meet tower needs at multiple sites. Tower masts are equipped with durable aluminum ladders and optimized for transportation to the job site.
Stemming from in-depth operator feedback, the new Terex cabin on the CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane includes a comfortable work space for the operator, including a fully adjustable comfort seat. The cabin’s joystick controls feature a short stroke length to reduce arm movements and operator fatigue. Standard heating and air conditioning keep the cabin at convenient temperature, regardless if operating during cold winter months or the heat of summer. Large windows give the operator a panoramic view of the jobsite for excellent visibility. In the event of a broken glass pane during operation, it can be replaced from the inside.
The crane’s counter jib with winches and electrical panel powering all crane movements are located at cabin level for convenient access. A service derrick located at the counter jib with 1.25 tonne (1.38 U.S.-ton) lifting capacity conveniently hoists parts to jib-level for maintenance activities.
The new CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane can be equipped with several advanced options to give more flexibility to the owner for crane configuration. It is ready-equipped for the installation and set-up of zoning and anti-collision system and cameras. The crane is compatible for the next generation of Terex tower telematics, which reports machine operation and service data back to the office.