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Potain launches latest tower crane, focus on highrise and homebuilding

Manitowoc has announced the launch of the MHR 175 tower crane, one of two new machines to debut at the CONEXPO 2020 trade show in Las Vegas, USA. 

Manitowoc has announced the launch of the MHR 175 tower crane, one of two new machines to debut at the CONEXPO 2020 trade show in Las Vegas, USA. 

The company’s global crane production arm, Potain, aims to reveal the latest crane-lifting technology for high rise construction and homebuilding. 

The other crane on display will be the Hup M 28-22, which features a new transport axle for the regional market. 

Manitowac Vice President of Global products for tower cranes, Thibaut Le Besnerais, said both models feature unprecedented designs and capabilities not available with other tower cranes. 

“In recent years under The Manitowoc Way operating system our product development has accelerated and what’s exciting about this is not only the number of new cranes we’re introducing, but the innovation they bring to market,” he said.

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“The MRH 175 has our latest hydraulic luffing technology, a design we’ve been championing for the past two years.”

The MHR 175 tower crane features a unique structure, with a topless design to save space on site, which makes it an ideal model to use for urban projects, high-rise construction or sites where space is limited. 

Its hydraulic design means a wire rope installation is not needed. The fixed counter jib and topless structure means fast erection and dismantling, as well as being more compact for transport.

The crane needs four standard container for elements that weigh under 7.7 tonnes. 

Contractors have found Potain’s MR luffing cranes and MDT topless cranes straightforward and easy to assembler and disassemble on congested sites, according to Manitowoc. 

“The new Hup M 28-22 optimises mobility, productivity and versatility for our customers by combining the best engineering designs with the latest software and technology,” Le Besnerais said. 

“Its design and capabilities make it a perfect choice for homebuilding or renovation works.”

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