ALL grows fleet of Manitowoc lattice-booms
By Hannah Sundermeyer26 January 2023
The ALL Family of Companies is expanding it’s fleet of Manitowoc lattice-boom crawlers, with a focus on the versatile 330-ton class MLC300 cranes. The acquisition includes two new Manitowoc MCL300 VPC, two additional VPC-MAX attachments, one MLC300 luffing jib attachment and one MLC650 11.5-foot-wide boom attachment.
The MLC300 VPC’s self-erect mast cylinder and other features reduce set-up time, the company said. Manitowoc’s proprietary Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) technology engages all counterweight and eliminates the need for passive carbody weights. This is weight that can now be added to the upperworks to increase capacity while retaining performance and on-site mobility. This results in reduced transport configuration and better center of gravity for reduced ground bearing pressures.
“We’re excited to be updating and improving our MLC300-class offering to meet customer demand,” said Rick Mikut, crawler crane division manager, ALL. “VPC-MAX and MLC300 luffing jibs have proved popular with customers in a variety of markets, including new construction, bridge construction, plant work and others.”
In addition to the VPC, the optional VPC-MAX attachment offers the ability to further increase the load chart, as well as boom and jib combination lengths. The VPC-MAX attachment increases the MLC300’s max load moment and offers more compact tailswing, delivering greater lifting capacity in a smaller work environment. With VPC-MAX, the counterweight movement is dictated by forward movement changes, so the counterweight re-positions itself automatically as forward movement occurs, based on load lift, boom length, jib length and load radius. The VPC-MAX counterweight assembly never touches the ground, so job site preparation is also minimized.