Everest Construction Equipment – the First to Use Potain MCT Crane in Karnataka

Crane rental company, Everest Construction Equipment, debuted the first Potain MCT 85 crane in Karnataka, India, where it was leased for the construction of a 27-story residential project called Mangalore Bhandary Heights.

The all-new MCT 85 was erected onsite in January 2015, a month after the order was placed at bC India, where the crane was launched into the India market in December 2014. It will remain onsite until January 2017, working up to 22 hours a day, lifting concrete, shuttering materials, blocks and structural steel. To date, the MCT 85 has performed perfectly with no downtime reported by the contractor.

"We want to have a good night's sleep, so we bought a Potain crane. The location of the crane is quite remote and for this reason reliability was a key consideration. This is why we invested in a premium crane like the MCT 85," said Raj Ranjan Moharana, managing director of Everest Construction Equipment.

Everest Construction Equipment Potain MCT Crane

Established in 2010 as a crane erection and dismantling company, Everest Construction Equipment entered into the crane rental business in 2012 following strong market demand from its clients. The company's first purchase in December 2012 was a pre-owned Potain MCi 85. Further investments followed, in June and September 2014, with the purchase of one new and one pre-owned MCi 85. One of the company's MCi 85 units spent last year working on a 4-story building in the religious town of Dhamasthala in Karnataka, where it helped build a new marriage hall. At present, most of the company's clients are contractors working on retail projects or developers who had landed big projects.

"When I started in the crane business, my first crane was a Potain crane so I was very familiar with this brand. I also trust the brand and know all the people from Manitowoc Crane Care. I felt we are one family and felt very close to Manitowoc," added Ranjan.

The state-of-the-art Potain MCT 85 purchased by Everest Construction Equipment was manufactured in Manitowoc's Potain factory in Pune, India, with its proximity enabling shorter delivery times to India-based customers. This new flat top crane is equipped with a 5 t maximum capacity and an ability to lift 1.1 t at its jib end of 52m. For Everest Construction Equipment, the 52m boom was a particular attraction.

The MCT 85 can be operated as an internal climbing crane, positioned inside the building it is constructing. Mounted on its 1.2m mast sections, the crane can offer a maximum free-standing height of 33.2m when operating internally.

With accessibility cited as one of the key issues faced at India's construction sites, the MCT 85 is also easy to transport. The crane's entire top portion transports on just two trucks. Thanks to pre-assembly work performed at the factory, on-site assembly is simplified too. For example, the counterjib and towerhead are fitted together as a single unit and can be lifted as such. Connecting the jib is simplified through the use of rapid pin connectors. This enables the tower crane's entire upperworks to be connected in just two sections.

Ashwani Mattoo, sales director for tower cranes at Manitowoc Cranes, said, "The work for the MCT 85 in Karnataka highlighted the machine's strengths. The first job of this machine demonstrates perfectly the crane's class-leading capabilities."

He said, "Crane owners want machines that are fast to transport and assemble, so they can spend more time working and less time setting up. The new MCT 85 is quick to be set-up, flexible on-site and productive in the air. It really does represent the future of tower cranes in India."

At present, Everest Construction Equipment is a team of 12 people and the company has the capability to supply and erect three cranes per month. The company is presently investigating further additions to its fleet as it looks to grow its business.
NBM&CW March 2016
NBEE: Meeting Challenges with Tech-Enabled Machines

NBEE: Meeting Challenges with Tech-Enabled Machines

Nilesh Bhorkar, Chairman & Managing Director, NB Equipments & Engineering, shares the challenges in the market and the company’s strategies to strengthen its position in the face of competition.

Read more ...

Rough Terrain Crane Sector Seeing High Traction: Tadano, Liebherr & ACE

Rough Terrain Crane Sector Seeing High Traction: Tadano, Liebherr & ACE

Amidst the dynamic landscape of India's construction industry, the rough terrain cranes sector is experiencing a notable surge in activity, driven by evolving demand patterns. Manufacturers like Tadano, Liebherr and ACE are swiftly adapting

Read more ...

Growing Mechanization in India’s Real Estate Construction Sector: CMAC

Growing Mechanization in India’s Real Estate Construction Sector: CMAC

From modest beginnings marked by reliance on traditional construction methods to the present era of sophisticated technology-driven solutions, the real estate sector is seeing a significant shift in the way vertical construction

Read more ...

Alpha Services leading innovation in Mobile and Fixed Tower Cranes

Alpha Services leading innovation in Mobile and Fixed Tower Cranes

Alpha Services, a company that introduced Mobile Tower Cranes to the Indian market in 1988, is today a leading play‎er in the segment and is also growing steadily in the Fixed Tower crane segment. The cranes are designed for material handling jobs

Read more ...

Preventing Tower Crane Accidents

Preventing Tower Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are a prevalent concern worldwide. The accidents stem from factors like operator errors, unpredictable wind gusts, overloading, and structural deficiencies, necessitating proactive measures to mitigate potential risks and

Read more ...

Tower Crane Market: ACE, Liebherr India & Alpha Cranes

Tower Crane Market: ACE, Liebherr India & Alpha Cranes

The Indian construction industry is seeking efficient and high capacity lifting solutions for the construction of high-rise buildings and mega infrastructure projects. This demand is being met by tower cranes, as they can lift heavy loads

Read more ...

Manitou: Backhoe loaders, scissor lifts, telehandlers

Manitou: Backhoe loaders, scissor lifts, telehandlers

Manitou South Asia, a Manitou Group subsidiary, showcased its backhoe loader, telehandler, and skid steer loader, which exemplified the brand’s adherence to BS (CEV) V standards that meet the latest regulatory requirements.

Read more ...

ACE: New Tower & Pick-n-Carry Cranes, upgraded Backhoe Loader

ACE: New Tower & Pick-n-Carry Cranes, upgraded Backhoe Loader

Indian Construction Equipment manufacturing conglomerate, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) displayed its new range of tower cranes, new pick-n-carry cranes, and an upgraded version of its backhoe loaders at Excon. The new 6 to 8-ton

Read more ...

Liebherr: Tower & mobile Cranes, loaders & dozers for Indian market

Liebherr: Tower & mobile Cranes, loaders & dozers for Indian market

On display at Excon were NC-LH 12-55 tower crane, the LRT 1100-2.1 rough terrain crane, the L 550 and L 566 wheel loaders, and the PR 736 crawler dozer - all of which offer customised solutions for the Indian construction industry.

Read more ...

Abhay Rana's Versatile MAGNI Rotating Telehandlers

Abhay Rana's Versatile MAGNI Rotating Telehandlers

Abhay Rana Infra Services Private Limited, which entered into an Exclusive Distribution tie-up with Magni Telehandlers for India in 2023, exhibited the Rotating Telehandlers for the first time at Excon. The Rotating Telehandlers are very

Read more ...

Everest Engineering offers world's largest Passenger Hoist

Everest Engineering offers world's largest Passenger Hoist

Everest Engineering Equipment introduced the world's largest passenger hoist, with a remarkable 3.2-ton capacity and twin cages of a total 6.4 tons. What makes it stand out is its operation on a single mast, offering a unique and

Read more ...

Sarens: Transported & Installs 16 Wind Turbines at Jagaluru Wind Farm

Sarens: Transported & Installs 16 Wind Turbines at Jagaluru Wind Farm

Sarens, a world leader in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental solutions, has been entrusted with the lifting of sixteen EN3.3MW 140mHH wind turbines at the Jagaluru hybrid plant in Karnataka. This TCI (Transport, Crane and Installation) project

Read more ...

Sarens Deploys Boom Crane & Lifting Tackles for Tata Steel Project

Sarens Deploys Boom Crane & Lifting Tackles for Tata Steel Project

Working on the biggest and boldest projects in the world is Saren–the reason why we were proud to help Tata Steel Limited construct the largest blast furnace in India. As part of this operation, Sarens deployed our 1.600MT-capacity crawler lattice boom crane

Read more ...

Mammoet Deploys Three World’s Largest Heavy Lift Ring Cranes In India

Mammoet Deploys Three World’s Largest Heavy Lift Ring Cranes In India

Mammoet, the global leader in heavy lifting and transport solutions, is proud to announce the deployment of three of the world's largest heavy lift ring cranes (with a combined 8,600-t of lifting power) in the country's energy industry. This is the first time

Read more ...

Crawler Cranes Increased Usage Across Industries: Liebherr and ACE

Crawler Cranes Increased Usage Across Industries: Liebherr and ACE

Crawler crane manufacturers like Liebherr Cranes India and Action Construction Equipment are bullish on demand prospects in view of the large-scale infra development projects being planned across industries such as petrochemical, power stations, metallurgical

Read more ...

Jungheinrich: Forklifts, Trucks & Logistics Solutions

Jungheinrich: Forklifts, Trucks & Logistics Solutions

Jungheinrich Lift Truck India, a 100% subsidiary of Jungheinrich AG, offers a comprehensive product portfolio of Material Handling Equipment that includes Pallet Trucks, Forklift Trucks, Reach Trucks, and Tow Tractors, besides Logistics Systems & Services

Read more ...

Multiple Benefits of Mobile Cranes Behind Demand

Multiple Benefits of Mobile Cranes Behind Demand

Prominent crane manufacturing companies Liebherr, Schwing Stetter India, and ACE share their views on the current market for mobile cranes and their latest offerings, with P.P. Basistha. Demand for mobile cranes namely all-terrain, truck cranes, and pick-and

Read more ...

MKK Logistics Takes Enerpac Hydraulic Gantry Crane to Higher Level

MKK Logistics Takes Enerpac Hydraulic Gantry Crane to Higher Level

Operating at a height of 14m, Bangladesh-based MKK Logistics, an enterprise of Shams Group of Companies, has used an Enerpac SBL900 hydraulic gantry crane to successfully install a 130t HPIP turbine at a 718MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Meghnaghat

Read more ...

L&T, Tata Projects & IRB Infrastructure Join MYCRANE

L&T, Tata Projects & IRB Infrastructure Join MYCRANE

Three more global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies have registered at the MYCRANE platform, following successful meetings at the bauma Conexpo event in India. Recognising the cost and time savings on offer, Larsen & Toubro

Read more ...

To get latest updates on whatsapp, Save +91 93545 87773 and send us a 'Saved' message
Click Here to Subscribe to Our eNewsletter.