Popular Potain MCT 135 added to the production line at the Pune factory

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The Potain MCT 135 tower crane was launched in 2021 and is built at the Manitowoc plant in Zhangjiagang, China After enjoying commercial success in many emerging markets, the crane will now also be built in Pune, India The units built in India will serve the growing demand in the local market for topless tower … Read more

Manitowoc appoints Stirnimann as Potain tower crane dealer in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands

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As of January 1, 2022, Stirnimann is responsible for the distribution of Potain top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, as well as offering rental, servicing, and spare parts, across Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. Stirnimann already enjoys a close relationship with Manitowoc, having served as Potain dealer for Switzerland since 1986 and for Austria since … Read more

Potain MD 3600 at record-breaking China bridge

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In July 2021, the east and west towers of China’s Lingdingyang Bridge were finally completed, all thanks to Potain’s huge MD 3600 special application tower crane, the largest ever built by the company. Once complete, the Lingdingyang Bridge will be the world’s highest and largest sea-based steel box girder suspension bridge. Stretching across the water … Read more

Potain MCT 565 cranes to lead development on two new prestigious projects in Singapore

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The contractors on each project have trusted Potain and Manta Equipment for years to deliver their onsite lifting needs For these projects, the crane’s high capacity combined with jib lengths from 50 m to 65 m were key considerations in their selection. There are currently eight Potain MCT 565 tower cranes split among two high … Read more

Potain MCT 88 and MDT 189 cranes construct Maximall Pompeii tourist hub in Italy

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Italian real estate developer Gruppo Irgenre has deployed five Potain MCT 88 topless city cranes and two Potain MDT 189 top-slewing tower cranes to construct the new 200,000 m2 Maximall retail and leisure complex close to the archaeological site of Pompeii in Italy. The MCT 88 cranes are assembled at heights between 21 and 31.5 m … Read more

Upwardly mobile: becoming a crane operator has never been such a rewarding career option

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Latest U.S. figures on crane operator salaries show a national annual wage of $64,000, while the top 10% can earn over $117,000/year. The most lucrative states to work in are evenly distributed across the country and employment opportunities are increasing rapidly. 79 percent of the students enrolled in operating courses at Heavy Equipment Colleges of … Read more

Spira erects 25 t capacity Potain MDT 569 tower crane in just two days for KIT lab construction project

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German construction equipment rental company Spira Baugeräte und Schalungslogistik has deployed its new Potain MDT 569 tower crane at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where it will handle large, prefabricated elements for the construction of two new laboratory buildings over the course of 17 months. The customer required a crane to lift 15 t at … Read more

Bronson Crane takes First Igo T 99 for N. America

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US-based sales and rental company Bronson Crane has purchased the first Potain Igo T 99 self-erecting tower crane to arrive in North America. Launched in June, the six-tonne T 99 has a maximum jib length of 48 metres and a 1.2-tonne jib tip capacity. With the jib in the horizontal position, it has an under … Read more

Manitowoc invests significantly in European Potain tower crane factories

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Over the last three years, Manitowoc has made considerable investments in its Potain tower crane factories in Charlieu and Moulins in France, Baltar in Portugal, and Niella Tanaro in Italy. The investments include new buildings and extended production areas, new production lines with automated welding, custom tooling, and redesigned processes. Implemented under The Manitowoc Way business operating … Read more

Potain’s leading MCT 385 topless crane gets an upgrade

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Potain is launching two new MCT 385A cranes; updates to the popular MCT 385, the first topless model from the company’s plant in Zhangjiagang, China The upgraded models boast a number of improvements in working height, lift capacity and load curve The newly engineered 75 m jib shows greatest improvement at longer jib lengths while … Read more

Potain Lift Solutions tackles challenging Tanzanian power station project

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A joint venture between The Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric enlisted the help of Potain Lift Solutions for a challenging job constructing a dam and powerhouse at the new Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station in Tanzania. Potain’s expertise in providing customized products, such as for dams and bridges, gave the joint venture the trust and … Read more

BKL deploys five Potain cranes for “In den Sieben Stücken” residential construction project

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BKL Baukran Logistik is using five Potain tower cranes to construct a new residential development in Hannover, Germany, with 160 housing units. BKL chose the cranes for their reliability, compact dimensions, and quick and simple assembly. Equipped with the CCS crane control system, the cranes lift loads more efficiently and effectively. At “In den Sieben … Read more

New MCT 135 complements Potain topless tower crane lineup for Asia

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Two options are available, with either a 6 t or 8 t maximum capacity The MCT 135 meets growing customer demand for smaller topless cranes  Its compact, versatile design enables operation in close proximity to other cranes. Manitowoc’s facility in Zhangjiagang, China, is continuing to respond to customer demand for powerful yet compact and cost-effective … Read more

500th Self-erect tower crane for Potain’s Belgium dealer

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Belgian equipment distributor Belgium Lifting Equipment (BLE) has sold its 500th Potain self-erecting tower crane, a Hup 40-30 to Rocherath based construction company AS Bau. The four-tonne Hup 40-30 features a three-section telescopic tower/mast to provide a range of hook heights from 25.6 to 30 metres, with a 40-metre jib and a 1,000kg jib tip … Read more

Strabag deploy Potain largest topless in Germany

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Strabag has deployed Germany’s first Potain MDT 809 tower crane, which, with a capacity of up to 40 t and 80 m of the jib, is the largest topless crane ever to be built by Manitowoc. The Austrian contractor required the giant crane to meet its capacity and reach requirements for the FAIR particle accelerator … Read more

Potain introduces Igo T 99 self-erecting tower crane

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Potain unveiled the new Igo T 99 self-erecting tower crane this afternoon, with a 6-tonne maximum capacity at up to 15 metres radius. The new crane will fits into the gap between the 6-tonne Igo T 85 A and the 8-tonne T 130, featuring same type of telescopic tower/mast, but fully hydraulic jib. It has … Read more

New Potain MDT 489 topless crane offers better capacity with low operating costs

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The new Potain MDT 489 topless (flat-top) crane from Manitowoc fills the gap between the manufacturer’s popular MDT 389 and new MDT 569 models and is ideal for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, especially the installation of large, prefabricated components, as well as for shipyards and mines with heavy loads to handle. The MDT 489 … Read more

Wagstaff Crane acquires Bronson

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Earlier this year Utah based Wagstaff Crane Service acquired tower crane sales and rental company Bronson Crane from founder Earl Bronson. Both companies are located in suburbs of Salt Lake City with Wagstaff in Murray and Bronson in nearby West Jordan. The two companies have worked together for several years, having complimentary product lines. Wagstaff … Read more

First Potain MCT 275 In Philipines Goes To Work

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The first Potain MCT 275 K10 topless cranes have arrived in the Philippines following the new model’s launch at Manitowoc’s factory in Zhangjiagang, China, last July. Both cranes have been delivered to first-time Potain owner, PLD Construction & Development, based in Mandaue City, Cebu province, in the Central Visayas region. Each top-slewing model has been … Read more

Duo Potain tower cranes deliver versatile performance in China

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Construction equipment leasing company, Yigao Machinery, is using five Potain cranes to work on commercial and public infrastructure projects in Ningbo, China. The fleet consists of three MCT 278 and two MCT 328 tower cranes, all from Potain’s range of top-slewing cranes built specifically for the Chinese market. The MCT 278 cranes are working on … Read more

Russian Sutek grow with reliable Potain

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Sutek, one of Russia’s largest tower crane rental companies, has invested strongly in Potain cranes over the past decade and the additions have helped drive success for the company. It purchased its first unit in 2013, although its association with Potain cranes stretches all the way back to 1987. Today the company operates a fleet … Read more

Potain help construct Italy’s first zero-energy skyscraper

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A Potain MD 365 B L16 and MD 208 A are together constructing the 120 m GIOIA 22 “Shard of Glass” tower, UBI Banca’s new zero-energy headquarters in Porta Nuova, Milan. Contractor Colombo Costruzioni, working on behalf of Italy’s leading real estate investment, development and management company COIMA SRG, has deployed two Potain top-slewing tower … Read more

First Potain MRH 175 in England

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Northampton-based lifting specialist Radius Group, the UK partner for NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes, is the first Manitowoc partner in England to take delivery of and erect a Potain MRH 175. Radius chose to add the MRH 175 luffing tower to its rental fleet because of its small 10 m out of service radius, which … Read more

8 Potain MDT 389 Speed Construction for Cutting-Edge Medical Research Facility

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Eight Potain MDT 389 top slewing cranes are pouring the concrete and assembling prefabricated elements for all the buildings on the site of the new Servier Paris-Saclay Research Institute in France. Contractor Solumat chose the 16 t version capacity cranes, which are configured with 75 m of jib, for their strong productivity and return on … Read more

First Potain MCH 175A in Melbourne

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The Potain MCH 175A topless luffing jib crane is the first in Australia and was immediately set to work on a new residential development in the fashionable Melbourne district of Prahan. Several of the crane’s unique features made it a perfect choice for this congested urban job site. The fashionable Melbourne suburb of Prahan is … Read more

Davis with First Hup M28-22 in North America

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Davis Company leads Potain innovation once again with the first Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America. At the forefront for the second time, Davis Company introduced the first Igo MA 21 self-erecting tower crane to North America in 2005, and its outstanding performance has now led the contractor to purchase the first … Read more

Stirnimann debuts three Potain Hup C 40-30 cranes on Swiss railway project

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The project is the first that the innovative crawler mounted Hup C 40-30 self-erecting cranes have been used on. The compact dimensions of the Hup C 40-30 mean ease-of-transportation and increased access, and the crawler tracks make it mobile when erected. The first Potain Hup C 40-30 crawler mounted self-erecting cranes have been deployed on … Read more