Potain cool under pressure at OSU

By Sarah Ann McCay11 October 2013

The Potain Igo T 130 self-erecting crane had to position itself between two buildings for replacing

The Potain Igo T 130 self-erecting crane had to position itself between two buildings for replacing the HVAC system at The Ohio State University (OSU).

Capital City Group was recently called upon to rent out its Potain Igo T 130 self-erecting crane for use in replacing the HVAC system at The Ohio State University (OSU).

Commissioned by contractor Bruner Corp, the Igo T 130 was used to remove the existing air handling unit from a five-storey university building, and then install 10 new components to make up the new system. The project required more than 500 lifts, with the heaviest lift weighing in at 9,000 lbs (4 tonnes).

Mike Schlorman, senior project manager at Bruner, said the tall lifts and tight working space between buildings provided extra challenges on the job.

“We chose this crane because of the accessibility and reach it offers. It provided us easy access between the two buildings with its minimal 18 sq ft (5.5 m2) footprint and we were able to access above the building with the 180° swing. There was great value and time saving with this particular crane on site,” he added.

The Igo T 130 is Potain’s largest self-erecting crane, with an 8.8-ton (8-tonne) capacity and 164 ft (50 m) maximum operating hook radius. The Igo T 130 has a maximum hook height of 200 ft (61 m).

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