Manitowoc has introduced an upgraded version of the Manitowoc MLC300 that utilises a fixed-position counterweight. This new model has many of the same features as the original MLC300, but does not feature Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) technology.
This new iteration of the MLC300 will appeal to customers that want the 300 t (330 USt) size platform and compact footprint of the original-model crawler crane, but without the additional investment in features and moving parts that come with VPC. For this configuration, the MLC300 VPC trolley and tray have been replaced by a two-position, stationary counterweight tray.
The MLC300 with fixed-position counterweight serves all the lifting needs of a conventional 300 t (330 USt) class crane and is ideal for equipment owners that focus on limited duty-cycle applications with lighter loads and more repetitive lifts. The crane’s engineering reflects The Manitowoc Way, a philosophy that incorporates customer needs and desires into product design to better serve market demands. In this case, customers working in certain applications voiced the need for an MLC300 with a fixed-position counterweight.