Manitowoc has unveiled a new topless tower crane, the Potain MCT 325, at the company’s factory in Zhangjiagang, China.
It has been designed to provide easier transport and assembly along with high levels of efficiency and reliability for construction projects.
The crane is available in two versions, 12t and 16t, and offers a jib length configuration from 40 metres up to 75 metres in increments of 5 metres.
At the 75-metre jib length, the MCT 325 can handle 2.5 tonnes for the 12t version and 2.3t for the 16t version.
It can be set up within one and a half days and can be erected in four lifts.
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The jib and counter jib can be erected in two lifts, to provide greater choice for assist cranes. Dedicated sling points on the counter jib and transport brackets on the jib have been included to facilitate easier loading into the crane’s compact transport configuration.
Potain tower cranes Regional Product Manager Kwong-Joon Leong, said the new model offers an efficient solution for customers requiring strong and versatile cranes in the 12t and 16t class.
“Topless cranes like the MCT 325 are becoming the go-to solution for projects utilising precast concrete, which is an increasingly popular choice for the speed and simplicity it brings to job sites,” Leong said.
“Topless cranes also bring speed and simplicity to projects thanks to their design which allows multiple units to overlap on site.
“The MCT 325 gives our customers a new choice in the 12 t and 16 t range. And with its standout 75 metre jib, we believe this new model will appeal to a wide range of companies and projects.”
The crane comes with a variety of hoist options and frequency-controlled technology.
The 12t version comes with a 75 LVFC 30 or the option to upgrade to the 75 HPL 30. The 16t version comes with a 75 LVFC 40 or the option to upgrade to the 75 HPL 40 or 100 LVF 40.
“We are delighted to add the MCT 325 to our range, just 18 months after we launched the MCT 565, the largest topless crane in Potain’s Asia range,” Leong said.
“Through following The Manitowoc Way, we are continuously listening to our customers so we can develop innovative products to suit their evolving needs.”