Terex Port Solutions, which acquired the Gottwald brand in 2011, has received its first order from its new range of small cranes.
Terex Port Solutions has received its first order of the new Terex Gottwald Model 2 Harbour Crane, which was launched in June 2012. Three of the Terex Gottwald G HRK 2304 rubber-tyred portal harbour cranes have been ordered by an Indonesian terminal operator and are due for delivery in March 2013.
Terex Port Solutions said that the Model 2 crane 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.
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.
The Terex Gottwald Model 2 crane has been specifically designed for use in smaller river and maritime ports. It offers a maximum lifting capacity of 80t, a radius of up to 40m and hoisting speeds of up to 120 m/min. 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.
"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, Terex Port Solutions.