The first Potain MCT 565 A crane, which was launched in June 2022, has been delivered to a project in Singapore. The jobsite comprises three residential blocks and is expected to be completed in June 2025.

The Potain MCT 565 A crane was launched in June 2022 (Photo: Manitowoc)

“The Potain MCT 565 A crane is a perfect choice for this first project as its compact design and shorter counter-jib make it ideal for congested jobsites, where space is at a premium. In Singapore, we have many of these sites,” said Johnny Kuah, regional sales manager for tower cranes at Manitowoc.

The Potain MCT 565 A is a more compact version of the 32 tonne capacity MCT 565 M32. It can be rigged with a minimum of 25 metres of jib – 5 metres less than the 30 metre minimum required for the regular versions.

The counter-jib can be shorter too, with just 15 metres needed on the MCT 565 A while still allowing the crane to work with up to 35 metres of jib. Manitowoc said this gives customers the ability to position these powerful topless cranes into tight working locations and lift larger loads.

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