Potain Hup M28-22
The Hup M28-22 is the first model in the revolutionary Potain Hup range to champion mobility, providing the best job site access capabilities in its class. The new self-erecting crane features a permanent ballast, a double-steering axle and a transport length of just 11.6 m. Having been previewed at bauma 2019, the crane is officially being launched at Batimat 2019, with orders being accepted and first deliveries expected in early 2020.
The Hup M 28-22 is the third model from the groundbreaking Hup self-erecting crane range but the first to prioritize mobility — denoted by the M in its name. The new design of the Hup M 28-22 provides best in class compactness. The model is only 11.6 m (38 ft) long when folded, enabling work in narrow, restricted job sites, as well as making it easy to transport from site to site.
The Hup M 28-22 also features the most advanced transport equipment with double steering axles. It has a 28 m (92 ft) jib and features two load charts, each with 16 configurations, which is unique to this category of self-erecting cranes, enabling it to be easily adapted for a range of job site applications. The crane has a maximum capacity of 2.2 t (2.4 USt) and can lift 850 kg (1,874 lbs) at its 28 m (92 ft) jib end.
Versatility is delivered with the crane’s raised jib that offers four positions: horizontal, 10°, 20°and even 30°. These functions give the crane a height under hook range between 20 m (65 ft) and 31 m (101 ft). Folding or extending the jib is a swift and straightforward operation, with the Hup M 28-22 offering convenient configurations for both short and long jib lengths.
Operator productivity on the Hup M 28-22 is maximized through Manitowoc’s remote-control unit. The remote system features a large, coloured screen with easy to use navigation and optimized ergonomics for operator comfort. It is Smart Set-up software delivers on-screen information about automatic folding and unfolding of the crane from the crane’s remote.
The Smart Set-up software is a key asset for this new generation of self-erecting cranes, especially with the Drive Control functionality: three selectable profiles for operators that vary the working speed of the crane to suit the application. On top of that, the micro-speed function delivers slow, high-precision hoisting. New features also allow the user to steer the wheels and manage the crane’s hydraulic elevation.