February 24 - Terex Cranes has launched a free online lift planning tool: Terex Liftplan.

Terex Liftplan speeds up and simplifies the process of selecting the right Terex crane to perform a configured lift in a safe and efficient way, said the crane manufacturer.

The new tool is available in nine different languages, uses either imperial or metric units, and employs a variety of different methods to determine the best machine to deliver safety, performance and productivity on site.

Michael Klein, manager of product marketing at Terex Cranes, commented: "Historically, only customers with big machines and complicated lifts have used lift planning tools. Today, we are very happy that this facility is available to anyone who uses a Terex crane, as it will allow smaller jobs to be better planned and therefore safer."

Having registered and entered their personal details, users can select from a range of Terex cranes and specify the load, height and radius of the lift involved. A copy of the lift plan is then available to print out.

Importantly, says Terex, the lift planning tool can be used on site on an ad-hoc basis, which is particularly useful for the crane driver should conditions change. The driver simply enters the new information and the system automatically does the rest.

Terex Liftplan can be accessed here: www.terexcranes-liftplan.com