Manitowoc expanded its range of possibilities offered by its Zhangjiagang-manufactured Potain cranes with the launch of the MCT 1105. The new model follows hot on the heels of the MCT 1005 M50, which last year became the Chinese facility’s largest-ever topless crane. It shares the same capabilities but delivers significant capacity upgrades all the way along the jib.
Like the MCT 1005 M50, the MCT 1105 has a maximum freestanding height under hook of 69.7m, a maximum capacity of 50t, and a maximum working radius of 80m. However, it offers a substantial increase in tip capacity. The MCT 1105 will lift up to 11t at the end of its 80m jib, vs the 8t lifted by the MCT 1005 M50. The newer model also lifts its maximum 50t capacity to a longer radius than the MCT 1005. When equipped with the full 80m jib, the MCT 1105 can lift 50t to 21.8m radius, a full 5m further than the MCT 1005 can handle the same load when working with the same jib.
There are three counter jib options, to give maximum flexibility for owners, with 15m, 20m and 25m choices available. With over 1,070m of rope on the drum, the MCT 1105 shares the exact same mechanisms as the MCT 1005, delivering precise and controllable payload handling. Vertical lifting speed can reach 88m/min, while the 25 DVFC 25 trolley can horizontally transport 50t at infinite speeds up to 33m/min.