High capacity Potain MDT 569 tower crane

Manitowoc has introduced the new Potain MDT 569, the latest model to join the company’s MDT topless crane range. Designed to be one of Potain’s most high-capacity and versatile cranes, its modular design features optimised component sizes and weights, facilitating easy transport and assembly.

“We have seen strong demand for larger topless cranes in recent years,” said Thibaut Le Besnerais, vice president of global products for tower cranes at Manitowoc. “The new MDT 569 topless slewing crane will help meet our customers’ needs for greater capacities, while also preserving the already well-known easy transport, fast assembly and industry-leading performances that our other topless cranes deliver.”

The MDT 569 can lift large loads of material at a time. Options for its maximum hoisting capacities are 20 t, 25 t and 32 t, while its maximum jib length is 80 m. Tip capacity is up to 4.2 t when using the 25 t capacity model and working with 80 m jib. Maximum line speed is 195 m/min when the crane is equipped with the 150 HPL hoist. The crane can be equipped with a new 8 m cross-shaped base that is simple to assemble and more cost effective compared to previous bases.

The MDT 569 is also more compact for transport than previous cranes, needing only nine standard containers to transport the crane’s upper assembly. The topless design adds flexibility to sites where multiple cranes overfly the construction zone at the same time. Operators will find comfort and efficiency when using Manitowoc’s crane control system (CCS), as well as the crane’s ergonomic controls and Ultra View cab. The first crane is expected to be shipped in July 2020.

“Our focus is to bring to the market a robust crane in a compact design, offering multiple transportation options without compromising performance,” said Mr Le Besnerais. “In addition, the MDT 569 can be fully assembled and erected in only two days, with time-saving features such as fast jib and counter-jib connections, and an automatic tensioning and slackening system for the trolley rope.”