XCMG announces 600 tonne tower crane
By Alex Dahm16 December 2021
Chinese manufacturer XCMG said it is going to build what it claims as the world’s largest tower crane.
The 600 tonne capacity XGT15000-600S was unveiled at a company ceremony on 26 November. Its maximum load moment rating will be 15,000 tonne-metres.
Both are intended for bridge construction applications. The XCMG cranes will be used to help build the Changtai Yangtze River Bridge, a cable-stayed road-rail bridge, and the Chaoma railway Maanshan Yangtze River Bridge. Both will be break new records for longest spans for bridges of their type.
The announcement from the world’s largest crane manufacturer follows recent news (ICST December 2021) of fellow Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion’s 450 tonne capacity giant tower crane, also destined for bridge building applications.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.