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Manitowoc launches new high-capacity Potain flattop tower crane

MDT 569 offers load charts of up to 32t with modular design for easy transport and assembly

Manitowoc has introduced a new high capacity Potain topless tower crane model with a modular design for easy transportation and load charts offering maximum lift capacity of up to 32t.

According to Manitowoc, the new Potain MDT 569, the latest model in the brand’s MDT topless crane range, is designed for versatility and ease of assembly.

Thibaut Le Besnerais, vice president of global products for tower cranes at Manitowoc, said: “We have seen strong demand for larger topless cranes in recent years. The new MDT 569 topless slewing crane will help meet our customers’ needs for greater capacities, while also preserving the already well-known easy transport, fast assembly and industry-leading performances that our other topless cranes deliver.”

With a maximum jib length of 80m, the MDT 569 has three options for maximum hoisting capacities: 20t, 25t and 32t. the maximum tip capacity that can be achieved is 4.2t when using the 25t capacity model and working with the 80m jib. Maximum line speed is 195 m/min when the crane is equipped with the 150 HPL hoist. The crane can also be equipped with a new 8m cross-shaped base, which Manitowoc says is simple to assemble and more cost effective compared to previous bases.

The MDT 569 is also more compact for transport than previous cranes, needing only nine standard containers to transport the crane’s upper assembly. The topless design adds flexibility to sites where multiple cranes overfly the construction zone at the same time. According to the manufacturer, operators will find comfort and efficiency when using the Manitowoc Crane Control System (CCS), as well as the crane’s ergonomic controls and Ultra View cab.

“Our focus is to bring to the market a robust crane in a compact design, offering multiple transportation options without compromising performance. In addition, the MDT 569 can be fully assembled and erected in only two days, with time-saving features such as fast jib and counter-jib connections, and an automatic tensioning and slackening system for the trolley rope,” Le Besnerais said.

Announced at the recently concluded Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, Manitowoc said its plans to ship the first MDT 569 in July 2020.

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