At bC India 2014, Manitowoc introduced two new Potain topless tower cranes, displayed one of the most successful grove cranes of all time, and presented an innovative Potain self-erecting crane. The company’s outdoor booth also staged a number of customer handovers, presentations, product launches and media events.
Raman Joshi, Managing Director, Manitowoc Cranes India, said that bC India was firmly established as India’s leading construction equipment trade show, and the company’s participation at the event was designed to outline its commitment to its customers and the industry.
“At bC India, we clearly demonstrated to the Indian crane industry how committed we are to innovation and customer value,” he said. “We also emphasised how those two principles are connected. We, at Manitowoc, produce innovative cranes that are more productive and profitable for our customers, meaning we can improve return on investment and overall value for our customers. Innovation and customer value are what drives Manitowoc, and the products on show at bC India demonstrate that perfectly.”
Potain MCT 205 The new Potain tower cranes are topless MCT models built at the company’s factory in Pune. The larger one is the MCT 205 which has a maximum 10-tonne capacity and can lift 1.75 tonnes at its maximum jib end of 65 metres. With a focus on fast erection, the complete upper works for the MCT 205 can be assembled in four lifts. The heaviest group of components is just 7.9 tonnes and the full 65-metre 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.
Potain MCT 85 The second topless model from Potain making its debut in India was the MCT 85. Smaller than the MCT 205, it has a maximum 5-tonne capacity and an ability to lift 1.1 tonnse at its jib end of 52 metres. This practical unit is efficiently easy to transport and needs 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. Like the MCT 205, the MCT 85 can be operated as an internal climbing crane, positioned within the building that it is constructing. Mounted on 1.2-metre mast sections, the crane offers a maximum free-standing height of 33.2 metres when operating internally.