Potain expands flat top range

31 July 2020

Manitowoc has expanded its MCT range of flat top tower cranes, manufactured at its plant in China, with the addition of the MCT 275.

The crane was unveiled during a virtual launch event at the factory in Zhangjiagang.

The MCT 275 is available in two versions, 10t and 12t. It offers jib length configurations from 30m up to an impressive 70m, in increments of 5m. At its 70m jib end, the MCT 275 can handle 2.3t for the 10t version and 2.2t for the 12t version.

“This new model has taken advantage of the advances and innovation Manitowoc made with the introduction of the MCT 325 and was largely been inspired by it,” said the manufacturer. 

Manitowoc said that on a well-prepared site, the MCT 275 can be setup within 1.5 days, with the full jib and counter-jib erected in four lifts. The complete upper part of the crane can be transported in six containers.

The MCT 275 is designed to work with the 2m x 2m L68 mast systems and can be used with fixing angles on a regular high-rise construction project. Users can also assemble the crane in an internal climbing configuration or mounted on a chassis, for maximum versatility.

Customers have a variety of options for the hoisting, slewing and trolley mechanisms. The 10t version offers the 60 LVF25 as standard and the 75 HPL25 as option, while the 12t version offers the 75 LVFC30 as standard and the 75 HPL30 as options. The 60 LVF 25 is a 45 kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 500m and can lift 2.5t at up to 88m/min. The 75 HPL25 is a 55 kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 834m and can lift 0.35t at up to 215m/min. The 75 LVFC30 is a 55kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 766m and can lift 1.5t at up to 114m/min. The 75 HPL30 is a 55kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 845m and can lift 0.2t at up to 220m/min.

“With the increasing popularity of precast concrete construction, topless cranes like the MCT 275 are becoming the go-to solution for the speed and simplicity they bring to job sites,” said Kwong-Joon Leong, regional product manager – Tower Cranes, Manitowoc. “The topless design allows multiple units to overlap on site and with the MCT 275 we’re giving customers a new choice in the 10t and 12t range. With its standout 70m jib, we believe this crane will appeal to a wide range of companies and projects.”