Terex unveils new CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane

Terex Cranes has developed the new CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane that boasts a 10% increase in jib length over the previous class model. This new crane features a 61 m maximum jib length, 270 ton-meter load moment and maximum full-length load of 2.6 t. The Terex Power Plus system can temporarily increase the maximum load moment under specific and controlled conditions (e.g. reduced dynamics) by 10%, providing the operator extra lifting capacity.

Seven different jib configurations from 30 to 61 m on the CTL 272-18 give contractors the flexibility to meet a range of jobsite reach needs. Equipped with an independent safety line, all jib sections of the crane deliver safe work at height, plus galvanised jib walkways provide long-lasting and dependable service life. The crane’s 5.8-m counter jib boasts multiple job angles to meet demanding in-service and out-of-service conditions. 

The new control system on the CTL 272-18 delivers efficient set-up of expanded crane configurations needed to meet a variety of jobsite demands. The large, 18-cm colour display with antiglare screen displays operating and troubleshooting data to the operator. In addition to Terex Power Plus, Terex Power Match enables the operator to choose between operating performance or energy efficiency to adapt to lifting needs. The new crane offers the choice of hoisting with 1-4 pull lines, affording the flexibility to choose between lifting speed with lighter loads or power and precision when placing heavier objects. Its auto-levelling feature automatically maintains the same hoist block height while luffing the jib. 

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The new CTL 272-18 has an 84.4 m maximum freestanding height. The flexible tower design can be configured using a combination of the 1.9-m H20, 2.3-m HD23 and 2.37-m TS212 tower masts, allowing customers to efficiently manage tower section inventory and cost-effectively meet tower needs at multiple sites. Tower masts are equipped with durable aluminium ladders and optimised for transportation to the jobsite. 

The new Terex cabin on the CTL 272-18 incorporates a comfortable workspace for the operator, including a fully adjustable comfort seat. The joystick controls feature a short stroke length to reduce arm movements and operator fatigue. Standard heating and air conditioning keep the cabin at convenient temperature, even when operating during cold winter months or the heat of summer. Large windows give the operator a panoramic view of the jobsite for excellent visibility. In the event of a broken glass pane during operation, it can be replaced from the inside.

The crane’s counter jib with winches and electrical panel powering all crane movements are located at cabin level for convenient access. A service derrick located at the counter jib with 1.25-t lifting capacity conveniently hoists parts to jib-level for maintenance activities. The new CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane can be equipped with several advanced options to give more flexibility to the owner for crane configuration. It is ready-equipped for the installation and set-up of zoning and anti-collision system and cameras. The crane is compatible for the next generation of Terex tower telematics, which reports machine operation and service data back to the office.