|Mammoet has successfully tested one of its new PTC Super Heavy
Lift cranes with a test load of 3,520 tonnes at 33 metres radius.
International lifting specialist Mammoet has successfully tested one of its new PTC Super Heavy Lift cranes with a test load of 3,520 tonnes at 33 metres radius.
The crane – a PTC140 – which is designed in-house by Mammoet, was rigged with an 83 metre main boom and 36 metre jib. Mammoet says that “the maximum design load on the jib is 2,900 tonnes which sets a world record among jib and sheerleg cranes”.
The crane is one of the three PTCs being built and tested at Mammoet’s dedicated crane facility in Westdorpe near Terneuzen, Holland and it will soon be shipped to Brazil for its first job.
The company is also finishing work on the other two PTC (Platform Twin-ring Containerised) cranes which were unveiled for the first time in June this year.
Two PTC model cranes are available – the PTC140 and PTC200 – with capacities of 140,000 and 200,000 tonne metres each with three rigging options – main boom, main boom plus fixed jib and fixed main boom plus luffing jib. The PTC200 has a maximum radius of 205 metres and can lift 1,000 tonnes at 100 metros.