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  • Five Potain cranes chosen for India’s groundbreaking new airport

    • Construction company Tata Projects purchased two Potain MCT 565 A topless tower cranes for a new terminal building project at India’s largest airport.
    • The company also rented three Potain MCT 385 A tower cranes from Rental Partners to provide full coverage to the huge infrastructure project.
    • Tata Projects engaged Manitowoc Lift Solutions to increase the maximum jib on the MCT 565 A cranes from 80 to 85 m.

  • Nimble Crane to shine light on Autism Awareness Month with vibrant crane wrap

    • The company plans to unveil a Grove GMK5150L crane with an autism awareness wrap in April as part of its support for the cause.
    • Over the years, Nimble Crane has prioritized engaging with the surrounding community on important issues.

  • ILC of Kuwait boosts Grove fleet with a year of record purchases

    • The company received 31 Grove all-terrain cranes in 2023 – its largest number from Manitowoc in a single year.
    • Deliveries included 20 GMK4100L-2, 10 GMK6300L-1, and its first GMK5250XL-1.
    • Build quality, maneuverability, and service support all contributed to ILC’s record number of purchases.

  • Saving time and space with the new Potain MCR 305

    • The latest luffing jib crane from Potain can reach a height of 190 m with almost half the anchorage points required by similar models.
    • It also has a smaller out-of-service radius, optimizing space on jobsites for better productivity and profitability.
    • There are two versions available: one with a maximum capacity of 20 t and a 3.1 t tip load with a 60 m jib. The other with a maximum capacity of 25 t and a 3 t tip load with the same 60 m jib.

  • Manitowoc partners awarded the prestigious Top Crane Brasil Award 2023

    Crane rental companies that effectively employed Manitowoc machines to accomplish diverse tasks in construction projects were honored with the reputable Top Crane Brasil Award recognition.

  • W.O. Grubb enhances operations with its new Grove GMK6400-1

    • The 450-US t crane is already busy performing various lifts in the Portsmouth-Newport News area in Virginia.
    • W.O. Grubb opted to purchase the crane for its self-erecting MegaWingLift™ and ability to mobilize with the boom in the boom rack.

  • Singapore’s first Potain MCT 1005 helps advance prefabricated construction

    • The Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) method increases productivity on-site but depends on powerful and reliable tower cranes.
    • Main contractor, Debenho, has selected Singapore’s first Potain MCT 1005 to construct a new PPVC housing development. The crane was purchased by Manta Equipment and rented to the main contractor Debenho for the project to place the precast modules.

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New Potain MCR 625 is a high-speed, high-performance luffing jib crane for the world’s fastest-growing markets

• The latest luffing jib crane from Potain builds on the design of the popular and proven MR 618 for European and North American markets.
• It is designed for the growth markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and includes moveable counterweights for better space optimization as well as a compact design.
• The MCR 625 works with one or two-fall reeving, enabling faster hoist speeds to maximize productivity.

Five Potain cranes chosen for India’s groundbreaking new airport

• Construction company Tata Projects purchased two Potain MCT 565 A topless tower cranes for a new terminal building project at India’s largest airport.
• The company also rented three Potain MCT 385 A tower cranes from Rental Partners to provide full coverage to the huge infrastructure project.
• Tata Projects engaged Manitowoc Lift Solutions to increase the maximum jib on the MCT 565 A cranes from 80 to 85 m.

ILC of Kuwait boosts Grove fleet with a year of record purchases

• The company received 31 Grove all-terrain cranes in 2023 – its largest number from Manitowoc in a single year.
• Deliveries included 20 GMK4100L-2, 10 GMK6300L-1, and its first GMK5250XL-1.
• Build quality, maneuverability, and service support all contributed to ILC’s record number of purchases.

Nimble Crane to shine light on Autism Awareness Month with vibrant crane wrap

• The company plans to unveil a Grove GMK5150L crane with an autism awareness wrap in April as part of its support for the cause.
• Over the years, Nimble Crane has prioritized engaging with the surrounding community on important issues.

France’s A.A.Y.M. adds a second Grove crane to fleet

• The family-owned lifting and handling company purchased its first Grove crane, a GMK6300L-1, in 2021.
• Now it has added a second, a GMK5150XL, following many positive experiences with the GMK6300L-1.
• The new crane got right to work at a local factory, supplying materials for work on the facility’s rooftop.

Manitowoc partners awarded the prestigious Top Crane Brasil Award 2023

Crane rental companies that effectively employed Manitowoc machines to accomplish diverse tasks in construction projects were honored with the reputable Top Crane Brasil Award recognition.

W.O. Grubb enhances operations with its new Grove GMK6400-1

• The 450-US t crane is already busy performing various lifts in the Portsmouth-Newport News area in Virginia.
• W.O. Grubb opted to purchase the crane for its self-erecting MegaWingLift™ and ability to mobilize with the boom in the boom rack.

Grove GMK5250XL-1 extends helping hand to German soccer club VfB Stuttgart

• German crane rental company Gräser-Eschbach used its Grove GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain crane to help with a stadium renovation project.
• Using a crane with a telescopic boom was the only way to lift heavy components into place below the overhanging stadium roof.
• The crane’s MAXbase flexible outrigger option helped navigate space restrictions, counterweight reductions, and the need to extend the 8-section boom to long radii.

Singapore’s first Potain MCT 1005 helps advance prefabricated construction

• The Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) method increases productivity on-site but depends on powerful and reliable tower cranes.
• Main contractor, Debenho, has selected Singapore’s first Potain MCT 1005 to construct a new PPVC housing development. The crane was purchased by Manta Equipment and rented to the main contractor Debenho for the project to place the precast modules.

World’s first Potain MR 229 luffing jib tower crane erected in London, UK

• Radius Group has deployed the world’s first Potain MR 229 luffing jib tower crane for a housing project on Greenwich Peninsula in London, UK.
• Ideal for confined high-rise jobsites, the MR 229 boasts a 14 t maximum capacity, 30 to 55 m jib lengths, a choice of two high-performance winches, and a reduced out-of-service radius.
• The MR 229 is also the first Potain luffing jib crane to include Manitowoc’s CCS operating system and Potain CONNECT telematics – and leads the way for a new generation of Potain luffers.

Saving time and space with the new Potain MCR 305

• The latest luffing jib crane from Potain can reach a height of 190 m with almost half the anchorage points required by similar models.
• It also has a smaller out-of-service radius, optimizing space on jobsites for better productivity and profitability.
• There are two versions available: one with a maximum capacity of 20 t and a 3.1 t tip load with a 60 m jib. The other with a maximum capacity of 25 t and a 3 t tip load with the same 60 m jib.

Dutch prefab specialist buys first Grove crane and immediately sets it to work

• VDL De Meeuw, a prefab specialist construction company in the Netherlands, received its first Grove crane in March 2023.
• The company is using it to construct seven residential buildings in NDW21, a growing neighborhood in the city of Nijmegen.
• The crane’s fast performance, taxi capabilities, and excellent load charts make it the perfect choice for the job.

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