Terex Cranes is presenting a free online lift planning called Terex Liftplan, designed to speed up and simplify the process of selecting the right crane to perform a configured lift in a safe and efficient way. Terex Liftplan is available free of charge to Terex crane owners and their customers. The tool can be configured to meet specific and individual needs.
The tool can be accessed from any location and is available in nine different languages, using either imperial or metric units. It employs a variety of different methods to determine the right machine for a job. The process only takes a couple of minutes, the makers said.
“Historically, only customers with big machines and complicated lifts have used lift planning tools,” said Michael Klein, Terex Cranes manager product marketing. “Today, we are very happy that this facility is available to anyone who uses a Terex crane, as it will allow smaller jobs to be better planned and therefore safer. It might be the fleet owner contracted to carry out a particular project, or one of his hire customers needing information onsite.”
After first registering and then entering personal settings, including a company logo if required, users can select from a range of Terex cranes and specify the load, height and radius of the lift involved. A copy of the lift plan is then available to print out.
The lift planning tool can be used onsite on an ad-hoc basis, which is particularly useful for the crane driver should conditions change. The driver enters the new information and system automatically does the rest.
“We expect it to be used in a number of different ways by different people: by Terex territory managers, Terex distributors when talking to new and existing customers, customers themselves and, of course, by hirers [renters] on a day-to-day basis who want to pre-plan their lifts and make sure they have the best Terex crane for the job in hand,” added Klein. “Overall it provides a real benefit for anyone choosing and using a Terex crane.”
Check out the product at: www.TerexCranes-Liftplan.com.