Terex Cranes reports dramatic capacity increase with Boom Booster Kit
Terex Cranes Germany wanted to create a new boom system that could be retrofitted onto existing crane models and eliminate the need to buy an entirely new, larger crane. Introducing The Boom Booster, a highly innovative design unlike any other boom system on the market, believes the German company. It was developed without the need for additional reinforcements on the base crane and is easy to assemble. Setup of such a system takes about two days and is easy to transport – like chip tuning a car, which instantly increases the performance explains Harald Riedinger, Director Technology and Innovation. The Terex Boom Booster is an add-on boom structure that can almost double the efficiency in steep and long boom configurations of our CC 8800-1 crane model.
It can be partially or completely disassembled, depending on the specific road transportation regulations, thanks to the pin bolt structure. It fits in standard 40 feet open-top containers leading to improved handling and transportation functionality with better utilisation of standard means of transport, and fewer trucks, which decreases fuel consumption.
The Boom Booster utilises a variety of high-strength steels for components like the trusses, tube members and bolted joints, including Strenx 700MC, 770QL and 960QL, Strenx 700 profiles and SSAB Domex 460NL.
The kit is built up of two 11m adapters and five intersection parts that are 10m long. When completely assembled, the add-on boom length is 72m. With the boom booster attachment, a total height of 156 m and 234 m with a jib configuration can be easily realised.