Manitowoc has officially launched its new Potain Hup M 28-22 at Batimat 2019, currently taking place in Villepinte, Paris. The crane was first previewed at bauma 2019 and is now receiving orders, with first deliveries expected for early 2020.
The Hup M 28-22 is the third model from the Potain Hup self-erecting crane range but the first to prioritise mobility - denoted by the M in its name. The new design of the Hup M 28-22 provides excellent compactness. The model is only 11.6 m long when folded, allowing work in narrow, restricted jobsites, as well as making it easy to transport from site to site.
The Hup M 28-22 also features highly advanced transport equipment with double steering axles. It has a 28 m jib and features two load charts, each with 16 configurations – which is said to be unique to this category of self-erecting cranes – enabling it to be easily adapted for a range of jobsite applications. The crane has a maximum capacity of 2.2 t and can lift 850 kg at its 28 m jib end.
Versatility is delivered with the crane’s raised jib that offers four positions: horizontal, 10°, 20°and even 30°. These functions give the crane a height under hook range between 20 m and 31 m. Folding or extending the jib is a swift and straightforward operation, with the Hup M 28-22 offering convenient configurations for both short and long jib lengths.
Operator productivity on the Hup M 28-22 is maximised through Manitowoc’s remote-control unit. The remote system features a large, coloured screen with easy to use navigation and optimised ergonomics for operator comfort. Its Smart Set-up software delivers on-screen information about automatic folding and unfolding of the crane from the crane’s remote.
The Smart Set-up software is a key asset for this new generation of self-erecting cranes, especially with the Drive Control functionality: three selectable profiles for operators that vary the working speed of the crane to suit the application. On top of that, the micro-speed function delivers slow, high-precision hoisting. New features also allow the user to steer the wheels and manage the crane’s hydraulic elevation.