Potain Igo T 130 keeps the air flowing at Ohio State University

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Capital City Group is finding keen interest for its Potain Igo T 130 self-erecting crane, renting it to numerous companies across the Midwest. For a recent project, the Columbus, Ohio-based company rented the crane to Bruner Corp., who used the crane to replace the HVAC system at The Ohio State University.

Bruner, which is based in Hilliard, Ohio, used the Igo T 130 to remove the existing air handling unit from a 5-story university building, and then to install the 10 components that comprised the new system. More than 500 lifts were needed to complete the project, with the heaviest lift weighing in at 9,000 lbs.

Mike Schlorman, senior project manager at Bruner, said the tall lifts and tight working space between buildings provided extra challenges on the job, making the Igo T 130 an ideal choice for the task.

“This crane improved our job site tremendously,” he said. “We chose this crane because of the accessibility and reach it offers. It provided us easy access between the two buildings with its minimal

18 ft² footprint and we were able to access above the building with the 180° swing. There was great value and time saving with this particular crane on site.”

The Igo T 130 is Potain’s largest self-erecting crane, with an 8.8 USt capacity and 164 ft maximum operating hook radius. Its variable height lattice mast ranges from 63 ft to 123 ft with optional mast inserts. With the jib set at 30°, the Igo T 130 has a maximum hook height of 200 ft. The crane can be operated with a wireless remote control that also provides information to the operator, including wind speed, radius, hook height, load and moment.

Capital City Group has four other Potain tower cranes in its fleet, including three 6.6 USt HDT 80s and a 4.4 USt Igo 50. Keith Jenkins, sales and marketing manager for the company, said Potain cranes offer efficiency, both in getting the crane to the job site and in its use.

“We like Potain tower cranes because they are easy to transport, easy to set up and easy to use,” he said.

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