- Available in 10 t and 12 t versions, the crane is easy to erect, dismantle and transport.
- Capacities at the end of the 70 m jib are an impressive 2.3 t for the 10 t version and 2.2 t for the 12 t version.
- The crane supports the increasing need for stronger, faster cranes for precast concrete construction projects.
Manitowoc’s product development under The Manitowoc Way continues to accelerate, with the Potain MCT 275 the latest new launch from the company. The unit further expands its popular MCT range of topless cranes built in China. As with other cranes in the range, the MCT 275 delivers easier transport and assembly, plus high efficiency and reliability on construction projects. To respect social distancing, the company unveiled the crane during a virtual launch event at Manitowoc’s factory in Zhangjiagang, China on July 29, where the 10 t version of the MCT 275 was displayed with its full 70 m jib. This new model has taken advantage of the advances and innovation Manitowoc made with the introduction of the MCT 325 and was largely been inspired by it.
“With the increasing popularity of precast concrete construction, topless cranes like the MCT 275 are becoming the go-to solution for the speed and simplicity they bring to job sites,” said Kwong-Joon Leong, regional product manager – Tower Cranes, Manitowoc. “The topless design allows multiple units to overlap on site and with the MCT 275 we’re giving customers a new choice in the 10 t and 12 t range. With its standout 70 m jib, we believe this crane will appeal to a wide range of companies and projects.”
Available in two versions, the MCT 275 offers jib length configurations from 30 m up to an impressive 70 m, in increments of 5 m. At its 70 m jib end, the MCT 275 can handle 2.3 t for the 10 t version and 2.2 t for the 12 t version, making it one of the best-in-class performers for long-distance lifting.
On a well-prepared site, the MCT 275 can be setup within 1.5 days, with the full jib and counter-jib erected in four lifts. The complete upper part of the crane can be transported in six containers.
The MCT 275 is designed to work with the 2 m x 2 m L68 mast systems and can be utilized with fixing angles on a regular high-rise construction project. Users can also assemble the crane in an internal climbing configuration or mounted on a chassis, for maximum versatility.
As with all Potain cranes, customers have a variety of options for the hoisting, slewing and trolley mechanisms. The 10 t version offers the 60 LVF25 as standard and the 75 HPL25 as option, while the 12 t version offers the 75 LVFC30 as standard and the 75 HPL30 as options. The 60 LVF 25 is a 45 kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 500 m and can lift 2.5 t at up to 88 m/min. The 75 HPL25 is a 55 kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 834 m and can lift 0.35 t at up to 215 m/min. The 75 LVFC30 is a 55 kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 766 m and can lift 1.5 t at up to 114 m/min. The 75 HPL30 is a55 kW-rated hoist that offers a rope capacity of 845 m and can lift 0.2 t at up to 220 m/min.
In 2014, Manitowoc launched its first Potain topless crane from the Zhangjiagang factory, the MCT 385. Over the years the company has continued to innovate and added the MCT 205, MCT 85, MCT 325, MCT 565 and now the MCT 275 to complement the range. The MCT 275 will ultimately replace the MC 235 model, a long-serving and popular hammerhead top-slewing crane with a proven history of customer satisfaction.
Source: Punitha Govindasamy
Senior Marketing Manager