This model will be available worldwide from September 2019 in two versions, with maximum load capacity of 50 or 66t.

The main expected application of the 21LC1400 is to work in prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) and infrastructure projects. However, the manufacturer said the new model could also be used in other jobs which require lifting of very heavy loads.

Like Comansa’s most recent large models, the 21LC1400 will feature a modular design of the counterjib to reduce the counterradius in constrained jobsites.

A new single and compact trolley has also been designed for the 21LC1400 instead of the manufacturer’s double trolley system—standard in other models—as this crane will work mainly in projects in which the maximum load is needed in almost every lift, as in PPVC.

Also announced at Bauma was the upcoming Quick Set, an electronic limitation system that will reduce the set-up time of the cranes from 3 hours to 45 minutes, and will also reduce the number of staff during such operation.

The new Quick Set will be available as an option in all flat-top models of the LC range and will be an important benefit for rental companies who have to dismantle their cranes and move them to another jobsite very often.

Comansa will unveil more details about both innovations in the coming months.

At Bauma, the company displayed the 50t flat-top model 21LC1050. This crane has a maximum radius of 80m (262.4ft) with optional radius of 85m and 90m and was designed mainly for large industrial, infrastructure and PPVC projects.

The exhibited crane has been sold with full jib and mast configuration to rental company and Bauma co-exhibitor BKL Baukran Logistik, who will supply it to an upcoming modular construction jobsite of German contractor Klebl in Berlin.