Manitowoc has introduced the Potain MCT 565 A, a more compact version of the 32 tonne capacity MCT 565 M32 – the second-largest topless crane produced at its Zhangjiagang, China facility, after the Potain MCT 805.
Since its launch three years ago, the China-made Potain MCT 565 topless crane has surpassed expectations on jobsites worldwide with a focus on emerging markets, said the company. The first units of the latest version, which can now work with shorter jib and counter-jibs but has higher lift capacities, have already been sold to a project in Singapore.
In 2021, the company introduced a raft of new tower cranes. In March, the firm launched its Potain MCT 185 topless tower crane and in July, the company introduced the Potain MCT 135 topless tower crane. In June it also introduced the Potain Igo T 99 self-erecting tower crane.
“Topless cranes are an increasingly popular choice on jobsites across Asia and elsewhere because of the efficiencies they offer when working alongside other tower cranes. The MCT 565 has demonstrated this through its exceptional lifting performance on a range of projects,” said Brian Wang, Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets for Manitowoc.
He concluded, “We’ve also seen the emergence of these cranes spawn new ways of working in emerging markets. Through our ‘Voice of the Customer process’, we saw an opportunity to add increased appeal to the range. By introducing the compact MCT 565 A, we are now offering greater choice in this class. The new model is positioned alongside the existing three MCT 565 options, allowing customers to choose the right crane for their specific job.”
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