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Potain launches new self-erector

Potain recently introduced the new Igo T 99 self-erecting crane with improved reach and capacity from a compact footprint.

The new Potain Igo T 99 ups the ante for self-erecting cranes with improved capacity and reach over previous models, but from the same compact footprint that the Igo series is known for worldwide. The impressive capacity and reach from this compact crane will enable customers to bid for and complete more jobs, as its travel and on-site dimensions make the crane easy to transport and ideal for jobsites with tight working conditions.

The Igo T 99 features a 6 t maximum capacity and maximum reach of 48 m. With the jib extended to 45 m, it can lift 1.5t at the tip. And when it’s configured with 48 m of jib, it can lift 1.2t. This new crane features plenty of vertical reach, too. Its height-under-hook reaches 38.5 m at horizontal, and when the jib is raised to 30°, it can reach 56.5 m.

For maximum versatility on the jobsite, the Igo T 99 can work with six different jib lengths:

  • 7 m
  • 32 m (in a folded jib position)
  • 8 m
  • 40 m
  • 45 m
  • 48 m

Three additional mast sections can be added to the crane, providing seven working heights that range from 20.5 m – 38.5 m.

Keeping things compact and easy

Transport to the job site is made easy by the Igo T 99’s compact dimensions. It has a total transport length of just 15.65 m and height of only 4 m when fitted with 80 km/hr axles. It is compatible with all current Potain Igo and Igo T transport axles which adds versatility for customers with more than one Igo in their fleet.

The Igo T 99 features the compact footprint and ability to work on constricted jobsites that previous generations of Igo cranes are known for. Its footprint measures only 4.5 m x 4.5 m when erected, and a new unfolding mechanism enables the crane to be erected in narrow spaces close to buildings. This mechanism requires less ground area because the crane deploys from the top after the base is already erected. Levelling the Igo T 99 is as simple as adjusting a support screw, and the crane can be powered from both 480v 60hz and 400v 50hz power sources.

With Potain Smart Set-Up software, operators can fully erect and decommission the crane using only its remote control. A large, color screen shows step-by-step progress through an intuitive interface and optimized ergonomics make it comfortable to use. Operators also use the remote for lifting functions. An Operator Control Function enables the pre-programming of three driving profiles so users can customize crane behaviour to their preferences.

For operators that want to operate from a cab, they have their choice of an Ultra View or Ultra View Light Cab. Cab access is compliant with the latest standards and offers a comfortable and productive work environment. These cabs utilize the user-friendly Manitowoc Crane Control System (CCS) that has become standardized across a variety of Potain cranes.

High-performance and profitable operation

During operation, the Igo T 99 is quick and productive. High-Performance Lifting (HPL) technology delivers high-speed hoisting even when working at maximum load and various speeds can be selected by the operator to match the current operation. With a permanent four falls, there is no need to change the rope reeving on the job site.

A newly designed electrical cabinet door opens from the top for maintenance access, providing handy weather proofing for technicians. The electrical cabinet also includes convenient, dedicated storage for the remote-control transmitter and battery charger. Manitowoc’s CraneSTAR® Diag tool ensures the Igo T 99 stays up and running, flashing warning indicators for working hours, greasing level, troubleshooting, maintenance and much more.

“The newly launched Potain Igo T 99 from Manitowoc is a highly versatile telescoping self-erecting crane with streamlined transport options and easier-than-ever setup and operation,” said Rémi Deporte, self-erecting Product Manager. “This crane will enable customers to take on more jobs and achieve a higher return on their investment.”

Visit the Manitowoc website to learn more about the Potain Igo T 99 telescoping self-erecting crane.


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