Terex Gottwald cranes, the G HMK 8412 is fitted with state-of-the-art three-phase drive technology
that provides greater benefits for operators with regard to upkeep and maintenance.
Compact, easily maneuverable chassis for demanding quays
Compared to the present G HMK 8410, the 12-axle G HMK 8412 crane also comes with a modified
chassis design that combines proven and new technology. With this innovative design, the TPS
travel gear and propping system on the chassis are geometrically decoupled, which, even with a
crane of this size, leads to a relatively compact and thus short type of construction, which in turn
has a particularly beneficial effect on the maneuverability of the crane in the terminal.
The travel gear of the G HMK 8412 includes a total of four proven 3-axle arrangements with a
distance of 1,650 mm from axle center to axle center. In addition, the distance between one 3-axle
arrangement and the next has been increased by 1,000 mm from 1,650 mm to 2,650 mm, thus
improving how the load is distributed to individual fields of the quay structure. This is particularly
important given that many existing quays, which were not originally designed for cargo handling
cranes of this scale, now are used for operating more powerful and thus heavier cranes.
To improve the transversal load distribution on the quay, the G HMK 8412 is fitted with a broader
axle track than the G HMK 8410 to provide greater safety when the crane is travelled. As is
customary for TPS, the propping system of the crane consists of the Terex Gottwald H-shaped
stabilizer system with a propping base of 13 m x 15 m. When the crane is propped, four
2 m x 6.5 m stabilizer pads distribute the weight of the crane and cargo to the quay structure. As a
further option, depending on quay conditions, a four double-hinged arrangement can also be used.
Modular design principle for TPS harbour cranes accelerates development processes
Dr. Mathias Dobner, Vice President Engineering, Systems & Automation TPS, emphasizes: “Our
mobile harbour crane range of the current Generation 5 includes three crane families and eight
crane models, ranging from the entry to the high-performance crane for all types of terminals,
applications and vessels. With the new G HMK 8412 crane, we are demonstrating once again how
quickly we are able to develop machines on the basis of our modular design principle to meet
rapidly changing market conditions including the need to serve new types of vessels and ready
them for the market.”
About Terex Port Solutions
Terex Port Solutions is part of the Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment of Terex Corporation that supplies customers in ports with a unique combination of machines, software and services under the Terex and Terex Gottwald brands. Whether it is ship-to- shore cranes, reach stackers or fully automated, integrated handling systems for containers and bulk, Terex Port Solutions provides reliable solutions for rapid, safe, efficient handling of all forms of cargo with low downtimes and excellent return on investment.
Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website (www.terex.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation) to make information available to its investors and the market.