Manitowoc is to launch the 165 tonne MLC165 lattice-boom crawler crane at Bauma designed for the global market. With a maximum 84 metre main boom length it has the option of a fixed or luffing jib. The maximum boom configuration with fixed jib is 93.4 metres (69 metre main plus 24.4 metre jib). The maximum boom and luffing jib reach increases to 102.8 metres (51 metre main + 51.8 metre jib) and this is set up can be seen at Bauma.
Depending on the market, customers have options with a choice of either a 224 kW Cummins Tier III engine or a 239 kW Cummins Euromot 3B engine. A new open-loop hydraulic system – served by two variable displacement piston pumps – is said to give the 165 tonne crawler more lifting power than other cranes of its class. Maximum load moment is 762 tonne metres.
“This self-rigging crane is very easy to assemble and disassemble,” said Jerry Maloney, global product director for Manitowoc. “It can install and remove its own counterweights and tracks without the need of a support crane. In addition, it has a three metre component width and modular assemblies for easy transport. It is loaded with all the latest technology to benefit everyone from owners to the operator.”
Steven Dick, technical sales support coordinator for Manitowoc, said: “Our engineers designed the MLC165 to facilitate general contractor activities like pile driving and moderate clamshell or grapple work,” he said. “We like to think of the MLC165 as a versatile tool.”
Orders will be taken at Bauma and shipments are due to begin in the third quarter of 2013.