Terex goes higher

TEREX’s new Boom Booster kit for CC 8800-1 crawler cranes takes lifting capacity 90% higher.
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The new Terex Boom Booster promises 90% more lifting capacity on CC8800-1 crawler cranes.

Marion Lopez

Designed for heavy-lifting applications, with long-boom configurations such as petrochemical, wind turbine erection and power plant installation, the Boom Booster reportedly gives the CC 8800-1 up to 72m of lift-enhancing boom structure.

The wedge-shaped, 11m long lower and upper adapters flare out to a 10m width to enhance the system’s structural integrity, which is nearly three times the standard 3.5m boom width.

Transport wise, the kit can be disassembled and shipped in standard 12.2m open-top containers.

In markets that limit container gross weight to 28 tonnes, Terex said the Boom Booster could be transported in nine truckloads.

Where up to 40t containers can be used, only seven truckloads are required to transport the full Boom Booster kit to a jobsite.

“No other lift enhancing equipment on the market offers the balance of increased lifting capacity and low economical transport costs than the new Terex Boom Booster,” Terex Cranes product marketing manager Guntram Jakobs said.

“This new Terex boom configuration option will give a big boost to the customers’ results in the field.”

The Terex Boom Booster kit features a pin connection design that eliminates bolts and facilitates boom assembly onsite.

Boom sections can be shipped to the jobsite partially assembled, to further advance assembly speed.

The Terex Boom Booster is available with new crane purchases or can be retrofitted to existing CC 8800-1 crawler crane models.

The crane’s maximum capacity stands at 1600t.