Manitowoc’s new product development program has been recognised with two cranes that were launched in 2017 earning industry awards. The prize-winning Manitowoc cranes are the Hup 40-30 self-erecting crane from Potain and the TMS9000-2 truck crane from Grove.
Ion Warner, vice president of marketing and investor relations at Manitowoc, said the awards were deserved recognition for the company’s hard work in recent years.
“To win these two awards is a huge testament to the work we’re doing and how The Manitowoc Way is delivering success,” he said.
The Potain Hup 40-30 received a Gold Award in the Cranes Category of the “Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP)” contest. This awards program is organised by Lift & Access magazine, with the winners selected by an independent judging panel of industry experts. The Hup 40-30 has a 4.4 USt capacity and a 131 ft jib within a unique design that offers unrivalled versatility in a self-erecting crane. There are 16 possible configurations for set-up, and new features on the unit include the advanced Smart Set Up software.
The Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane was named in the “Top 100 of 2017” list compiled by Construction Equipment magazine. The list evaluates an array of equipment and technologies across sectors, including earthmoving, road building, lifting, drilling, trucking and hauling to select only the very best new products.
The Grove TMS9000-2 is a 115 USt capacity truck crane that is significantly lighter than its predecessors, making it easier to configure to local roading regulations. Its boom is longer, too, with 169 ft of main boom plus jib options available, while strength is improved by 5 per cent across the load chart.