Manufactured at its Potain factory in Pune, Manitowoc unveiled two topless tower cranes for the Indian market.
The larger one is the MCT 205 which has a 10t maximum capacity and can lift 1.75t at its maximum jib end of 65 m. With a focus on faster erection, the complete upper works for the MCT 205 can be assembled in four lifts. The heaviest group of components is just 7.9 t and the full 65 m jib can be placed in a single lift. Attention has been paid to transportation too, with three jib sections able to fit inside a standard container.
The second topless model from Potain making its debut in India was the MCT 85 which is smaller than the MCT 205. It has a 5t maximum capacity with an ability to lift 1.1t at its jib end of 52 m. This practical unit is efficiently easy to transport, needing just two trucks for the entire top portion of the crane.
Again, on-site assembly is simplified thanks to the pre-assembly work done at the Potain factory in Pune. And, like the MCT 205, the MCT 85 can be operated as an internal climbing crane, positioned within the building it is constructing. Mounted on 1.2 m mast sections, the crane offers a maximum free-standing height of 33.2 m when operating internally.