New version of Potain MCT 565 for short-jib applications
By Carrie Bennett13 July 2022
Manitowoc has introduced the Potain MCT 565 A, a more compact version of the 32 tonne capacity MCT 565 M32.
It was launched at the bauma China 2018 trade show in three versions with maximum loads of 20, 25, and 32 tonnes. It was particularly popular in Asia and other emerging markets, the manufacturer said.
In addition to the 32 tonne version, it is now available with a shorter jib and counter-jib, designed for busy jobsites where several cranes operate within close proximity.
“Topless cranes are an increasingly popular choice on jobsites across Asia and elsewhere because of the efficiencies they offer when working alongside other tower cranes. The MCT 565 has demonstrated this through its exceptional lifting performance on a range of projects,” said Brian Wang, senior vice president of emerging markets at Manitowoc.
The MCT 565 A can be rigged with a minimum of 25 metres of jib – 5 metres less than the 30 metre minimum required for the existing versions. The counter-jib too can be shorter, with just 15 metres needed on the MCT 565 A while still allowing the crane to work with up to 35 metres of jib. This gives customers the ability to position these flat top cranes into tight working locations and lift larger loads. Having the compact design also makes it easier to position more of these cranes in closer proximity, speeding up construction, the company said.
The first MCT 565 A units have been ordered, with further interest in the new option expected in the coming months.