Potain has added another flat top tower crane to its Chinese-built MCT range with the introduction of the MCT 135.
The new crane is available with a maximum capacity of six or eight tonnes - the H6 and H8 - and offers jib lengths from 30 to 60 metres with under hook heights of 50.9 metres. With its 15.2 metre counter jib and 60 metre jib installed, the H6 can take its maximum capacity out to 19.3 metres, while the H8 manages 15.3 metres - or 17.9 metres with a 40 metre jib. Both models offer jib tip capacities of 1.5 tonnes, while a shorter 12.6 metre counter jib allows the H6 to handle two tonnes at 55 metres and the H8 1.9 tonnes at 55 metres.
The H8 is fitted with the same 40 LVFC 20-1 Optima hoist as the company’s recently launched MCT 185 and can lift one tonne with speeds of up to 98 metres a minute, or four tonne at 40.5 metres a minute via its 30kW motor. The H6 features a 22kW 33 LVF 15 Optima hoist to lift 750kg at 102 metres a minute or three tonne 36 metres a minute.
A 4kW rated 6 DVFC 4-2 trolley option offers continually variable speeds of up to 80 metres a minute, and is available for both models. The H6 can be also be supplied with a second 4 D3 V4 trolley option, offering speeds of up to 15, 30 and 58 minutes a minute, while the H8 can be supplied with a 5 D3 V4 option with speeds of 18, 36 and 70 metres a minute.
The crane can be installed on Potain’s existing 1.6 metre L46 mast sections which uses pinned joints for quicker, easier installation. The company claims on a well-prepared site it can be erected in a day and half while the entire upper works can be shipped in just five container loads.
Kwong-Joon Leong, Potain regional product manager for Asia, said: “By speaking to customers, we saw an opportunity to develop a new Potain topless model that is optimised for congested spaces. The speed and flexibility of the MCT 135 is sure to make it a popular choice for contractors. Adding this model means our customers have a greater choice than ever, allowing them to select the ideal topless Potain model for any application.”
Joining the MCT range, with capacities from 2.5 to 32 tonnes, the MCT 135 will be available in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.