The demand for cranes is going up in almost all sectors due to increasing infrastructure development work in the country, more so in port and power sectors. Of late, it is picking up in the construction sector (such as cement and real estate), said Mr. Raman Joshi, Managing Director, Manitowoc Cranes India. Manitowoc, he added is well-equipped to fulfill and serve the burgeoning market with Grove mobile cranes, Potain tower cranes and Manitowoc crawler cranes. The demand in the tower crane segment is also going up.
Manitowoc’s factory in Pune manufactures tower cranes of various capacities up to 10 ton which is adequately fulfilling the project needs of the country. Such top slewing tower cranes are competent enough to fulfill the needs of construction related projects. The Pune factory is well- equipped to manufacture quality Potain tower cranes. The higher capacity Potain tower cranes, from Manitowoc’s factories in Europe, are also being used in the important Government and private sector projects.
Manitowoc has also invested a lot to further upgrade Manitowoc Crane CARE Service facilities. It is altogether different service concept from those available in the market. It is a satisfying concept for our clients assuring them of maximum investment return on their crane assets. The service is rendered from different locations in the country as per requirement. Manitowoc places great importance on training and retraining personnel, operating and maintaining for safe operation of its crane so that no untoward mishaps can take place while operating the crane. Feedback received from the users of our cranes indicates that Manitowoc products are of superior quality, reliability, serviceability and unmatched technical attributes with capacity requirements and global engineering concepts integrated in the manufacturing thus enabling us to provide innovative mobile solutions, said Mr. Joshi.
Maximum jib length on the MC 125 is 60 m and in standard form, the crane has five possible jib lengths, including the 60 m maximum. The others are 30 m, 40 m, 50 m and 55 m. It also has a maximum free-standing height of 44 m but can reach much higher by telescoping and tying off to structures. The crane’s maximum capacity is 6 t while at the 60 m jib end, it can lift 1.15 t.
The crane’s lifting technology includes a double trolley allowing it to lift 3 t when working with a single trolley or 6 t when working with both. Two versions of Potain’s established 24 kW 33PC15 hoist are available with the crane.
When working with a 480 V power supply, the 33PC15(GH), which has 400 m of rope available for high-rise building work, can offer lift speeds of up to 96 m/min when carrying 1.5 t on the hook. The regular 33PC15, which has 260 m of wire rope available, can reach 90 m/min when working with the same load.
The GT25-5A is a 25 t capacity crane mounted on a three-axle carrier. It has a five-section 40.2 m telescopic boom that offers a 49 m maximum lifting height when working with the jib. Power for the crane comes from a Sinotruck WD615.92 engine, compliant to Euro III standards, offering a power output of 196 kW at 2,200 rpm.
The engine drives a hydraulic system that includes a four-circuit pump that automatically combines pump flows to speed up operations, as needed. In addition, a variable flow hydraulic motor provides the flexibility for optimal line speed. The crane is suitable for tower cranes erection and to set up industrial projects.