First Potain MCR 160 in Thailand
Syntec Construction has taken delivery of Thailand’s first Potain MCR 160 luffing jib crane. Launched in July the MR 160 has been designed to offer both internal and external climbing configurations with tower sections measuring either two metre or 1.6 metre depending on job site needs.
Its first contact is on the 130 metre tall Rhythm Sukhumvit 36-28 residential development in Bangkok - due for completion by early 2017 - being built for AP (Thailand) with Syntec Construction the main contractor. The crane was installed at an initial height of 36.7 metres with a 45 metre jib but it will be climbed to 140 metres. The MCR 160 can lift a maximum of 10 tonnes and can be rigged with a jib up to 50 metres with a 2.4 tonne jib-end capacity.
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Syntec Construction has taken delivery of Thailand’s first Potain MCR 160 luffing jib crane.
Adding to the crane’s flexibility is a choice of three winches. The standard 60 LVF 25 winch – specified by Syntec Construction - is a 45 kW rated hoist that can lift a 2.5 tonne load at speeds of up to 88 m/min. The other two optional winches are the 75 LVF 25 Optima, a 55 kW rated hoist that can lift the same 2.5 tonne load at speeds of up to 95 m/min and the 100 LVF 25 Optima, which has a larger 1,270 metre rope capacity versus the 500 m available on the 60 LVF 25 or the 895 metres available on the 75 LVF 25. This winch can lift a 2.5 tonne load at speeds of up to 128 m/min.
S B Siam Co, Manitowoc’s Thailand-based Potain dealer, sold the crane to Syntec Construction and was involved in its commissioning and erection. Syntec Construction will also add a second MCR 160 to its fleet in the near future.