- Published: 15 September 2016 15 September 2016
Crane service provider Hofmann Kran-Vermietung used a the Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane in order to erect a 200-meter Nordex wind turbine close to Bickenbach (Germany), in the Hunsrück mountain range, on behalf of its client KS Regenerative Energie. To reach the required hub height of 164 meters, the Hofmann team equipped the crane with a full Boom Booster configuration, including a Flex Frame and Split Tray.
The Boom Booster system is a welded steel structure that is mounted directly on the crane and consists of up to seven twelve-meter-long sections. When equipped with this system, Superlift 3800 units can reach a maximum hook height of 174 meters and lift loads of up to 80 tonnes when using this configuration. In order to erect the large wind turbine in the Hunsrück mountain range, the crane was equipped with a 165-meter main boom and a 12-meter LF jib.