New Potain towers at bC India

By Chris Sleight18 November 2014

Manitowoc will introduce two new topless tower cranes from its Potain brand, the MCT 205 and MCT 85, at bC India. Raman Joshi, managing director of Manitowoc Cranes India, says the new cranes will be a major highlight at the show.

“The new topless Potain cranes are easy to erect, highly efficient and very reliable – the three major requirements of crane users across the country,” he said. “The two new Potain tower cranes, together with other displays on our booth, will show visitors at bC India how we are true leaders in lifting.”

The MCT 205 has a maximum capacity of 10 tonnes and can lift 1.75 tonnes at its maximum jib end of 65 m. It can be assembled in just four lifts and the heaviest group of components is just 7.9 tonnes, while the full 65 m jib can be placed in a single lift.

The MCT 85 meanwhile has a 5 tonne capacity and can lift 1.1 tonnes at the tip of its 52 m jib. Ease of assembly on site is a key feature, and to aid this components like the counter jib and tower head are assembled as a single component at the Potain factory in Pune, India and can be lifted as such on site.

Both cranes can be operated as an internal climbing cranes, sitting inside the building they are constructing.

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