Mantis introduces TC 25 self erector

18 April 2008

At the UK's SED show in May, Ireland-based Mantis Cranes displayed a working prototype of its new TC 25 self-erecting tower crane.

The crane is a self-contained unit built on a roadable chassis with fixed ballast that allows the 22 ton rig to be transported to the jobsite using one vehicle and in one journey. The TC 25 can deliver a 1,100 pound load to a 65 foot radius, or a 1,650 pound load to 82 feet, at a hook height of 63 feet.

Developed by Mantis in conjunction with the engineering department of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown in Ireland, the TC 25 is the result of market research regarding customer lifting needs on smaller projects. Mantis plans to market the new crane to timber frame and light steel frame contractors.

Mantis said it has six orders for the TC 25, all from existing customers, and deliveries will start in the next month or so.

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