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Potain Unveils First in New Generation of Luffing Jib Tower Cranes at bauma 2022

Visitors to bauma 2022 saw the design and technology upgrades that will roll out to the Potain range of luffing jib tower cranes as Manitowoc introduced the first in a new generation, the MR 229. The new MR 229 is the first Potain luffing jib crane to feature Manitowoc's Crane Control System (CCS), the popular control command system that already features on all Potain hammerhead cranes....


Manitowoc Unveils Potain MDT 159 Topless Tower Crane at bauma 2022

Manitowoc unveiled the latest addition in its Potain MDT City crane range at bauma 2022, the 6.6 ton capacity MDT 159, which fills the gap between the MDT 139 and MDT 189. With a 197 ft. maximum jib, the crane is suited to small to midsized building projects of up to 10 floors, and it has been specially designed for tight urban job sites....


VIDEO: On Site With First Potain MDT 489 Erected in North America

The first erected Potain MDT 489 tower crane in North America is now at work on a construction site in Madison, Wis., near the state capitol. Manitowoc President and CEO Aaron Ravenscroft took a trip to meet with the crane's owners — Nicholas, Nathanael and Mark Reynolds, of Reynolds Rigging and Crane Service — and watch the crane perform on the job site....


Manitowoc Introduces CONNECT Digital Solution

Manitowoc continues its expansion and investment in support services with the launch of CONNECT, a new digital platform that will launch at bauma 2022. CONNECT enables remote monitoring through an app-based system that gives owners and operators the ability to view real-time crane information, receive alerts, exchange data and more with further functionality to be added in the future....


Two Tower Cranes on Small Lot Build Minneapolis' Next Great High-Rise Project

If you're building a suburban home, 3.4 acres is a good-sized piece of land. But what if you're building two urban mixed-use towers connected by a skywalk with an acre of greenspace between them? Then, suddenly, that 3.4 acre space starts to seem daunting....


ALL's Unique Tower Crane Anchor System Used on Tennessee Site

Most of the time in tower crane construction, anchors are installed prior to pouring the building's foundation — embedded into the foundation itself. But what if the foundation has already been poured? Can you still use a tower crane?Yes....


Pennsylvania Contractor Unlocks Productivity With Potain Igo T 130

At a four-story construction site in downtown Allentown, Pa., a Potain tower crane appears encased inside the courtyard of the complex it is erecting. It's an engineering illusion that depicts how contractor Quality Buildings uses self-erecting cranes to reimagine its entire building process....


Inspecting Tower Cranes Maintains Efficiency, Keeps Personnel Safe

Tower cranes are a critical building tool. For many urban construction jobs to begin, tower cranes need to be assembled onsite well in advance. Much like the buildings they are used to construct, an assessment need to be performed before the crane is put into operation....


ALL Crane Goes to the Beach for Hotel Construction on Florida's Gulf Coast

Building a hotel might sound like routine construction, but when you're in the tourist town of Panama City Beach, Florida — and you're building directly on the beach — nothing is routine....


ALL to the Rescue When Customer's Tower Crane Leans Over the City

We say that every well-executed lift is preceded by massive amounts of preparation. Why is preparation so important? Because you have to plan for when lift day doesn't go, well, according to plan. That kind of quick-shift-to-plan-B was needed this spring when a customer-owned tower crane suddenly began to lean over a building under construction in midtown Atlanta....


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