This new model is Comansa CM’s first addition to the CML Series, the factory’s luffing-jib family, which was created in late 2016 with the launch of the CML190 crane.

The CML165 features a 45kW standard hoist mechanism that achieves maximum speeds of up to 94m per minute and a drum with capacity for 545m of rope, allowing the crane to work in projects of up to 270m in height. With the optional 65kW winch that features a larger wire rope drum, this new model can build towers of almost 400m in height, working with hoist speeds of up to 131m per minute.

The new crane also features one of the shortest counterjibs in the market, only 6.5m long, and an out of service radius of 19–22m. These two characteristics make the CML165 a perfect solution in narrow sites or projects with space restrictions due to buildings and other cranes or due to regulations.

"We expect this new crane to be very successful in Asia and the Middle East due to the increasing construction demand in large cities", said Andy Huang, sales manager at Comansa CM. "Luffing-jib cranes are the best solution in congested sites and the CML165 is a great option for all type of edifications including high rise buildings, which are becoming more and more popular in the region. We have already informed some of our customers about this new model and the news is receiving a warm welcome from countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, India.”

This new model will be available from September 2017 in Asia, Middle East and South America.

It will not be Comansa CM’s only addition to the CML Series in the near future, as another luffing-jib tower crane is expected to be launched before the end of the year.