The US company first invested in a Potain self-erector in 2005, when it purchased the first Igo MA 21 in North America. A decade and a half later, the 2USt (1.8t) capacity, 85.3ft (26m) jib radius crane continues to work consistently on job sites throughout Nevada and California, the two states the company has operated in since 1971.

According to Dennis Davis, founder and owner of Davis Company, the day-in, day-out reliability and outstanding performance of his PotainIgo MA 21 guided his decision to add one of the newest Potain self-erecting Hup models to his fleet.

The Hup M 28-22 is the third model from the Hup self-erecting crane range and the first to prioritise mobility—symbolised by the M in its name. Showcasing its mobility, the crane is configured with an integrated transport axle (North America compliant), which allows transportation by five-wheel or two bar over the road. Once on the job site, the transport axle can manoeuvre the crane into position by wireless remote. The new manoeuvrability opportunities of the Hup M 28-22 enable work in narrow, restricted job sites, as well as making it easy to transport from site to site.

The Potain Hup M 28-22 features two load charts, each with 16 configurations. The crane has a maximum capacity of 2.4USt and can lift 1,874lb (850kg) at its 92ft jib end.