In June last 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 general cargo and container.
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 organize 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 tonnes, a radius of up to 40 metres and hoisting speeds of up to 120 metres/minute, 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 6m and a clear width of 9.5m, 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 Ro¨hrig, Regional Director Asia Pacific.
ABOUT TEREX PORT SOLUTIONS
Terex Port Solutions is part of the Terex business segment Material Handling & Port Solutions that supplies customers in ports with a unique combination of machines, software and services provided by Gottwald Port Technology and Terex. 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 diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services.