Superior Cranes adds crawler to fleet

By Hannah Sundermeyer25 September 2019

Superior Cranes of Rockingham, N.C., recently purchased the 1,375-ton capacity class Demag CC 6800-1 crawler crane for its operations in the United States. With few crawler cranes in this class size operating in North America, the acquisition gives the company an advantage with lifting opportunities requiring specialized high-lift capacities, Superior said. 

Demag CC 6800-1

The Demag CC 6800-1 is designed for industrial operations worldwide and maximum transportation widths are 9.8 to 11.5 feet.

“Our Demag CC 3800-1 with its 715-ton capacity previously was the largest crawler in our fleet, so the acquisition of the CC 6800-1 was a significant capacity increase for our line,” mentions Joe Everett, president and owner, Superior Cranes. “The crane’s design combined with the service and support provided by Demag for our other crawler and all terrain cranes made purchasing the CC 6800-1 an easy decision.”

Everett sees many opportunities throughout the United States for a crawler crane of this size to complete heavy lifts in the petrochemical, refining, powerplant, infrastructure and wind industries. The crane offers a maximum main boom length of 492 feet and maximum tip height of 669 feet. The CC 6800-1 sets the standard in its class with a lifting capacity of 1,092-ton at a radius of 52.5 feet.

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