Manitowoc has showcased at Vertikal Days 2019, the new Potain MRH 125. The innovative crane is the first in the European range to combine luffing jib and topless capabilities. It also uses hydraulic power for the luffing movement, for greater efficiency.
Maximum capacity for the crane is 8 t while the maximum jib is 50 m, with a lift capacity of 2 t at the jib end. Users can configure the crane in freestanding heights of up to 57.9 m, while line speeds of up to 118 m/min are available with the 50LVF20 hoist winch.
The MRH 125 on display is owned by UK rental company Skyline Arcomet (part of UPERIO), which purchased the crane, and four more, at bauma 2019. Darren Whitford, Managing Director of Skyline Arcomet, commented on the recent investment."We chose the new MRH 125 because it provides a strong return on investment for owners," he said.
"The MRH 125 has an optimised transport cost for a luffing jib crane in its capacity class," Thibaut Le Besnerais, Manitowoc's Global Product Director for tower cranes, said. "It can also be mounted on our standard 1.6 m or 2 m K-masts for better optimisation for fleet owners, and it offers lower power consumption than traditional luffing jib crane alternatives."