Press release
Wetter, Germany

New, revolutionary crane generation: the Demag V-type crane

  • 17 per cent less deadweight than cranes with box-section girders
  • Oscillation characteristics cut by up to 30 per cent
  • More than 500,000 changes of load double the service life

Terex Material Handling has launched a new generation of cranes which sets a new standard in the industry with its Demag V-type crane. Thanks to its V-type design, which uses less material and helps to save resources, the V-type girder weighs on average 17 per cent less than comparable box-section profile girders. The reduced crane deadweight produces less wheel pressure, minimises the forces transmitted to the existing building structure and increases the maximum load capacity. Consequently, the new Demag V-type crane gives architects greater freedom for planning new factory buildings and is also suitable for companies that want to employ it in existing assembly and production bays.

The design (patent pending), which features diaphragm joints, also cuts oscillation of the crane girder by up to 30 per cent. The reduced oscillation characteristics cause lower loads to be transmitted to the crane and its components, as well as to the entire building, and double the service life of the crane to more than 500,000 changes of load. In addition, the improved oscillation characteristics enable heavy and sensitive loads, such as glass panels, fluids or aluminium shell sections for aircraft, to be positioned more precisely and quickly.

“The new V-type girder is the result of our continuous development in the crane engineering sector”, explains Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes Business Line at Terex Material Handling. “The new crane is an ideal supplement to our existing range of rolled and box-section girders. Thanks to its special design, sensitive loads can also be transported safely and precisely indoors and in outdoor applications. We are now able to cater to our customers‘ needs even better and can offer them solutions to meet their specific load handling requirements, boost their productivity and, at the same time, improve their operating safety.”

The new Demag V-type girder is initially available as a single-girder crane on the German market. It can be employed for various crane types, such as overhead travelling cranes, suspension cranes, portal cranes or wall-mounted travelling cranes.

About Terex Material Handling 
Terex MHPS GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of crane technology with Demag industrial cranes and crane components. The core competence of the Terex Material Handling business group lies in the development, design and production of technically sophisticated cranes, hoists and components and the provision of sales support and services for these products. Terex Material Handling manufactures at 19 locations on five continents and is present to reach its customers in more than 60 countries.

About Terex Corporation 
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer engaged in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. A core activity of Terex Corporation is the provision of reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, shipping, transport, quarrying, mining, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex Financial Services offers a wide range of products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment. Please visit our websites at and for further information.

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