Manitowoc launches 150 tonne crawler
By Alex Dahm26 February 2020
A 150 tonne (165 US ton) capacity lattice boom crawler crane has been announced by Manitowoc Cranes.
The MLC150-1 joins the 100 tonne MLC100-1 in the lower capacity range formerly covered by Manitowoc-branded Kobelco crawlers. They were sold mostly in the USA under a now-defunct distribution agreement with the Japanese manufacturer.
The crane will be on show at the ConExpo construction equipment exhibition in Las Vegas, USA, 10 to 14 March 2020.
Maximum main boom length is 78 metres and a 24 metre fixed jib can be added. Capacity on that is 27 tonnes. Also available is a 52 metre luffing jib that lifts 46 tonnes.
Brennan Seeliger, Manitowoc Cranes product manager, said, “We have had great feedback on the MLC100-1, so we based the new MLC150-1 on that model, but boosted the capacity for the 165 US ton (150 tonne) class.”
A feature of this new model is quicker assembly than previous models, the manufacturer said. Self-assembly without the boom top is facilitated by a boom butt-mounted sheave. The boom cap, jib butt and struts ship as a single package for fewer connections, the company explained. It is designed to be transported using a minimum of permitted loads.
“Users will really like the upgrades to the cab in the MLC150-1,” Seeliger said. “While this crane has great capacity and reach for the 150 US tonne class, improved transport and erection efficiencies are always something users like to see.”
Also listed alongside the MLC100-1 and MLC165-1 models in the company’s lower capacity product range are the MLC80A-1, MLC90A-1 and MLC100A-1.