Long-standing Potain tower crane customer Talib & Shamsi Constructions in India has taken delivery of a refurbished HD 32 A. It was from Manitowoc’s stockyard in France and refurbished at the Manitowoc EnCore facility in Baltar, Portugal.
Amjad Shamsi, Talib & Shamsi Constructions managing director, chose to buy the refurbished crane over a new model after speaking to Manitowoc about his company’s exact requirements. “Initially, we were a bit skeptical about buying a used crane in case we encountered any issues,” he said. “However, for a much lower price, we bought a fully certified, refurbished crane that we knew would deliver outstanding performance.”
Shamsi added, “A key factor in our decision to purchase the HD 32 A was our visit to the EnCore facility where we saw the cranes and the work that was being carried out to restore them. We are very satisfied with the HD 32 A and will definitely consider purchasing another refurbished crane from Manitowoc again.”
The EnCore team, which is part of Manitowoc Crane Care Services, helps to extend crane lifetime by replacing, rebuilding and remanufacturing Potain cranes to help customers maximise their investment.
The team disassembled and inspected the crane; shot blasted and fully galvanised the steel frame and remanufactured the mechanical components according to the original specifications. The HD 32 A was fully refurbished, fitted with a new axle and the majority of the electronics were replaced. The refurbishment took a month.
The HD 32 A, manufactured in 1995, lifts 4 tonnes, has a 30 metre jib and can lift 1 tonne at the jib end. Dispatch was last August from Baltar and the crane is now operating at a jobsite in Pune, India.
Talib & Shamsi Constructions is based in Mumbai and has been in business for 40 years. The company has built around 25 high-rise buildings and 15 commercial developments.