Terex RTs for South African port
22 June 2023
South-Africa based crane rental company Concord Cranes Group has taken delivery of two Terex TRT 35 rough terrain cranes for work on port jetties.
Francois Smith of Concord Cranes said, “The Terex TRT 35 was selected for its compact size and manoeuvrability, which is needed to access confined spaces on port jetties.
“The crane is used extensively in the food industry, offloading fish from fishing vessels to the processing plant, which requires accuracy, high safety standards, speed, and reliability.”
The first 35 ton (32 tonne) capacity crane with a boom length of 30 metres and an additional jib extension of 8 metres was delivered to Walvis Bay in Namibia by Terex distributor Goscor Access Solutions.
As well as the TEOS control system, the TRT 35 has compact dimensions, either fixed, modular, or removable counterweight, proportional telescopic boom, full power and comes equipped for T-Link telematics.
Its synchronised, four-section boom gives operators excellent lifting performance while its four steering options ensure smooth manoeuvrability, Terex said.
The TRT 35 has Powershift (permanent four-wheel drive) with two modes; a manual mode with three speeds forward and three speeds reverse, and automatic mode with five speeds forward and three speeds reverse.
Goscor Access Solutions is one of the latest distributors to have joined the Terex Rough Terrain global network, having announced their partnership at Bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany. The company has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.
As part of the Bud Group, Goscor Access Solutions has a wide reach, being able to use the Bud Group branches in Mozambique, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Terex RT Sales Manager, Guillaume Bertrand said, “Goscor Access Solutions are already proving themselves as the best partner we could work with in South Africa. The region is a critical market for us and not only do Goscor Access Solutions have a very good knowledge of the lifting industry, but they also have a huge footprint in the countries they are responsible for with a strong focus on service.”