R&J Lifting Solutions LLC invests in Terex tower crane
July 21, 2019, Zweibrücken, Germany – R&J Lifting Solutions rented a Terex CBR 40H self-erecting tower crane for contractors working in the Austin, San Antonio and surrounding communities.
“We see a significant opportunity to help framers of small hotels and multifamily buildings position materials more efficiently and cost-effectively by using the CBR 40H crane,” says Joe Galbraith, president.
Partner and chief operating officer Randy Thorp adds, “The self-erecting crane design covers twice the area that a telehandler can in half the time and at about the same rental price-point.”
Big Bang for Buck
Galbraith and Thorp extensively investigated potential crane designs and options to solve the lifting challenges at congested building sites. A colleague in Portland, Ore., who sold self-erecting cranes along the west coast recommended that they look at the self-erecting crane type for the Austin market.
What drew R&J Lifting Solutions to the Terex CBR 40H self-erecting tower crane was its user-friendly design and simplicity. Galbraith liked the crane’s smooth operation, partly due to its convenient remote-control feature.
“The remote control allows the operator to move with the load, making it easy to see where it’s placed,” he says. “It’s quick to move in and out of the jobsite, requires a very small footprint, and offers a great bang for the buck.”
The CBR 40H crane offers a maximum jib length of 131.2 ft (40 m) and a maximum 4.4-U.S.-ton (4-t) capacity. Its lift capacity of 1.1 U.S. tons (1 t) at maximum jib length makes it ideal for lifting building materials throughout the job site.
With transport dimensions of 44.6 ft long, 7.9 ft wide and 11.5 ft high (13.6 m by 2.4 m by 3.5 m) when positioned on the trailer, the CBR 40H is quickly and efficiently moved to the jobsite using a flatbed trailer. A second trailer transports the crane’s 44,092 lb (20 t) of counterweight. Its self-erecting design quickly unfolds the vertical tower to its 84 ft (25.6 m) height.
R&J Lifting Solutions’ investment in the Terex CBR 40H self-erecting tower crane is just the beginning of many more pieces of crane equipment to follow.
“We have the vision of growing to provide crane operation training and offer full turnkey crane and rigging services in the future,” says Galbraith.