Manitowoc has announced the launch of a new lattice boom crawler crane the 150 tonne MLC150-1 which will feature on its stand at Conexpo next month.
The MLC150-1 offers a maximum boom length of 78 metres, topped by 24 metre fixed jib with a maximum capacity of 27 tonnes capacity. Alternatively a 52 metre luffing jib can be specified with a maximum capacity of 46 tonnes. The new model is said to be faster and easier to rig, the boom butt section has a sheave for self-assembly, a button style rope termination, while the gantry is used to lift and install the counterweight. The boom base tip and sections have all been designed to stow together in a manner that takes up less space for transport.
The crane also features an upgraded cab, with the left hand console rotating out of the way for easier entry and egress, along with the company’s CCS- Crane Control System, and easier access for maintenance routine inspections.