Potain MCT 135 to be added to Indian production lines due to growing demand
By Carrie Bennett14 June 2022
Manitowoc has started the production of the Potain MCT 135 topless tower crane at its plant in Pune, India after enjoying commercial success in several emerging markets. Manitowoc also said it will gradually phase out production of the saddle jib MC 125 tower crane as the MCT 135 offers improved strength and easier transport and assembly compared with the MC 125.
Prashant Suryawanshi, managing director for Manitowoc Cranes India, said “Customers are impressed with the performance of the crane, especially its lifting capability across the load curve. It also delivers speed, flexibility, and can be sited on even the most compact projects. With two models available, customers can select the one that is right for their needs.”
The MCT 135 was launched at Manitowoc’s facility in Zhangjiagang, China in 2021. The H6 version can lift up to 6 tons and handle the load out to a maximum of 19.3 metres. The H8 version can lift up to 8 tons out as far as 15.3 metres when fitted with the full jib. With its full complement of 60 metres of jib, the entire top part of the crane will travel in just five containers. It can be assembled in about 1.5 days on a well-prepared jobsite.
The latest frequency-controlled mechanisms ensure lifting operations are conducted at an optimal rate, whether through high-speed movements for material transfer or super slow speeds for precise positioning.