Manitowoc introduces new tower cranes at bC India 2014
At this year’s bC India, the country’s leading construction equipment trade show, Manitowoc will introduce two new topless tower cranes from its Potain brand. Live demonstrations of each crane will be available on request at the company’s outdoor booth (Stand 722) at the event, which takes place December 15 through 18 in Delhi.
The two new Potain tower cranes, the MCT 205 and MCT 85, are topless models, which include the latest design for better on-site placement, allowing contractors to situate more cranes on projects, to speed construction. Raman Joshi, managing director of Manitowoc Cranes India, says the new cranes will be a major highlight at bC India.
“The new topless Potain cranes are easy to erect, highly efficient and very reliable – the three major requirements of crane users across the country,” he said. “The two new Potain tower cranes, together with other displays on our booth, will show visitors at bC India how we are true leaders in lifting.”
Potain MCT 205
The MCT 205 tower crane has a 10 t maximum capacity and can lift 1.75 t at its maximum jib end of 65 m. With a focus on fast erection, the complete upperworks for the MCT 205 can be assembled in four lifts. The heaviest group of components is just 7.9 t and the full 65 m jib can be placed in a single lift. Attention has been paid to transportation too, with three jib sections able to fit inside a standard container.
Potain MCT 85
The second model in the Potain line-up of new topless cranes is the MCT 85. Smaller than the MCT 205, it has a 5 t maximum capacity and an ability to lift 1.1 t at its jib end of 52 m. This practical unit is efficiently easy to transport, needing just two trucks for the entire top portion of the crane.
Again, on-site assembly is simplified thanks to the pre-assembly work done at the Potain factory in Pune before the crane is delivered to the customer. For example, the counterjib and towerhead are assembled as a single component and can be lifted as such. Connecting the jib is quick and easy, facilitated through the use of pin-connectors. This means the entire upperworks of the MCT 85 is connected in just two sections.
Like the MCT 205, the MCT 85 can be operated as an internal climbing crane, sitting inside the building it is constructing. Mounted on 1.2 m mast sections, the crane offers a maximum free-standing height of 33.2 m when operating internally.