Potain unveiled the new Igo T 99 self-erecting tower crane this afternoon, with a six tonne maximum capacity up to 15 metres radius, while the maximum jib length if 48 metres with a 1.2 tonne jib tip capacity, or 1.5 tonnes at 45 metres, with an under hook height of 38.5 metres.
The new crane fits into the range between the six tonne Igo T 85 A and the eight tonne T 130, it features the same type of telescopic tower/mast, while the jib is all hydraulic. Maximum lifting height with the jib luffed up to 30 degrees is 56.5 metres. The hook is permanently reeved with four falls. The crane can be powered from both a 480 volt/60hz and 400 volt/50hz power sources.
Transport to site is possible as a trailer with a 25kph/15mph top speed, or in a semi-trailer configuration with road speeds of up 80kph/50mph. The overall stowed length is 15.65 metres with an overall height of four metres. The T 99 is also compatible with all current Potain Igo and Igo T series transport axles. Once on site the new outrigger set up uses screw jacks and forms a base of 4.5 x 4.5 metres.
The stacked counterweight is entirely self-installed with the help of a remote controller, Potain’s Smart Set-Up technology and a large, colour screen shows step by step progress of the erection or unfolding process. Operators can also use the remote for lifting functions, while the Operator Control Function enables the pre-programming of three operating profiles, allowing owners to customise crane behaviour to suit the job or the customer.
The crane also has an operator’s cab, with a choice of an Ultra View or Ultra View Light Cab complete with Manitowoc Crane Control System (CCS).
A new electrical cabinet with top hinged door includes dedicated storage for the remote control transmitter and battery charger. The Manitowoc CraneSTAR telematics and remote diagnostics includes warning indicators for working hours, greasing levels, troubleshooting and maintenance intervals etc…
Self-erecting tower crane product manager Rémi Deporte said: “The new Potain Igo T 99 is a highly versatile telescoping self-erecting crane with streamlined transport options and easier than ever setup and operation. This crane will enable customers to take on more jobs and achieve a higher return on their investment.”
The video below highlights some of the key features of the new crane: