XCMG shows off largest lattice boom truck crane

XCMG presented its new 1000t lattice boom truck crane at bauma China

The new crane on display at bauma China in Shanghai last November.
The new crane on display at bauma China in Shanghai last November.
The XCL 800 was one of the more intriguing new crane models on show at bauma China.
The XCL 800 was one of the more intriguing new crane models on show at bauma China.

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XCMG (Xuzhou Heavy Machinery Co.) took the wraps off its 1000t lattice boom truck crane at bauma China last November, the XCL 800, which the company calls a pioneering model.

Built on eight axles, the XCL 800 combines the XCMG's all terrain crane and lattice jib design resources, and the new crane fills a gap in the Chinese domestic market, said XCMG.

The model is the largest lattice boom truck crane on the market, a position previously held by Terex's TC 2800-1 truck crane, which has a maximum lifting capacity of 600t.

One of the more intriguing new crane models on show at the bauma show in Shanghai, XCMG said that of building the XCL 800, "several key technologies were conquered and mastered", including the eight-axis heavy-duty chassis, ultra-large-span X-shaped leg structure, and the computational simulation of complex jib system.

According to the company, when it comes to large tonnage cranes, XCMG has managed to buck the trend of declining sales in China.

"Since the beginning of [2012], in the midst of the slipping domestic and international macro economic situation and dwindling demand for construction machinery, sales of XCMG cranes have remained uniquely stable, in which, XCMG’s large-tonnage-cranes have gained market share steadily against the depressed market trend and a backdrop of the industry’s sloppy sales as a whole, taking lead for the 10th year running in the sector," said the company in September last year.
  

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