The reinvented Rubber Tired Gantry crane (RTG). We started by focusing on the operator and the user interface that the operator works with. Traditionally operator’s cabin has been located at the top of the crane. Now, for the first time in an RTG, the operator sits and works in an ergonomic heads-up position. We brought down the cabin and placed it at the truck lane. Position provides direct view to the truck loading action. Also, the visibility is good over the container stack, thanks to modern graphical user interface. Screen includes video picture and essential crane information just in front of operator. The operator climbs into the cabin in seconds – like into a truck cabin. This saves considerable operational time over the course of a year. The operator tilts the controller, finds a comfortable heads-up sitting position, sets fingers on the controls, and gets to work. Graphical user interface gives the operator total visibility throughout every container move. Another first in RTG design is the counterweight system. It brings down energy costs because it eliminates the weight of the spreader from every lift. On average, this amounts to a 25% lighter load with every lift.

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