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Continuous Operation for Terex RT 90 Rough Terrain Crane at Cadarache Nuclear Research Center in South Of France

Wed October 31, 2018 - National Edition
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While on the construction site, the RT 90 is required to lift loads weighing up to 66 tons (60 t) at radii of 39 to 115 ft. (12 to 35 m).
While on the construction site, the RT 90 is required to lift loads weighing up to 66 tons (60 t) at radii of 39 to 115 ft. (12 to 35 m).

For two and a half years now, the French branch of the Italian crane service provider Vernazza Autogru has been working on the construction site of the international research project for the generation of electricity from fusion energy, ITER. The Terex RT 90 rough terrain crane was chosen as part of the working equipment and has been in service there for months. During this time it has been reliable with no downtime.

The high reliability of the Terex RT 90 was one of the main reasons for using this crane in Cadarache.

"In addition, the RT 90 with its width of only [9.8 feet] is the most compact crane of this type on the market. This, too, made it our first choice for this construction site. It also has the intuitive IC-1 control system, which ensures precise crane movements, and has an innovative diagnostic function," said Paolo Delfino, general director France for Vernazza Autogru, as further reasons for using this crane.

The setup of the crane was without parallel; in just 20 minutes, two Vernazza employees made the RT 90 ready for operation with the maximum boom length of 154 ft. (47 m) and fully extended outriggers.

Continuous Operation Without Downtime

The Terex crane has now been in continuous operation on the construction site for the last 8 months — and proves its worth every day.

"During the entire period of operation we have not had a single defect and therefore no downtime. The RT 90 has thus also proven to be an extremely robust and reliable tool on this construction site," said Daniele Fanello, site manager of Vernazza Autogru, in praise of the crane. Especially since the RT 90 is required to lift loads weighing up to 66 tons (60 t) at radii of 39 to 115 ft. (12 to 35 m). During the course of the project, the RT 90 has proved itself as being a precise crane that is sensitive in operation, and can safely handle all lifts — regardless of whether the loads were attached directly to the hook or to spreaders.

Fantastic Crane for Intensive Use on Construction Sites

So far, the results of using the Terex crane have thus been positive.

"The RT 90 is a fantastic crane for intensive use on construction sites. It is characterized by high quality and reliability and also impresses with an excellent price-performance ratio," said Fanello, expressing his satisfaction with the crane. Delfino added: "With the RT 90 we are proving that Vernazza Autogru can meet the highest standards of safety and precision."

Salvatore de Gregorio, crane operator of Vernazza Autogru said: "Ihave always been absolutely confident when working with the RT 90. You can rely one hundred percent on the RT 90 at all times — and likewise on the service of Terex Cranes because it is very responsive and just as reliable as the crane itself."

Vernazza Autogru

Founded in 1946, Vernazza Autogru s.r.l. is one of Italy's leading companies for crane work and special transport. Vernazza Autogru has a fleet of more than 200 mobile cranes, crawler cranes work platforms, trucks, trailers and other special vehicles. The company's experienced and highly trained team operates modern equipment to offer its customers always the best solutions for their comprehensive range of applications in Italy and Europe.

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