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Manitowoc to exhibit Potain Igo 30 at Intermat 2009

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Potain Igo 30

The Igo 30 has a total weight of less than 26 t, meaning it can travel with just one truck in most of its markets, lowering transportation costs.

Manitowoc will exhibit its Potain Igo 30 self-erecting crane at Intermat 2009. The crane is built at the Manitowoc factory in Niella Tanaro, Italy.

Vincent Milan, Manitowoc’s senior product manager for self-erecting cranes, said customers benefit from having all aspects of the Igo range engineered as a total package. “The emphasis on the Igo range is to make everything about the job as easy as possible, ” he said. “We focus on everything from transporting the crane to site, to rigging it, maintaining it, operating it on site and then moving on to the next job. Our customers see a real operational advantage in running Igo self-erecting cranes and the reputation of Potain means they have the added benefit of strong residual values.”

Featuring many design elements that make the Igo range so popular with customers, the Potain Igo 30 is available in two versions: 30 m jib that has a tip capacity of 900 kg and a 28 m jib version that lifts 1.0 t at its jib end. Maximum capacity for both versions is 2.2 t, which the crane lifts out as far as 14.6 m. Height under hook is 21 m and the jib can luff to either 8° or 20°.

The Igo 30 has a total weight of less than 26 t, meaning it can travel with just one truck in most of its markets, lowering transportation costs. The crane is a new model with the first deliveries going to customers in April 2009. It is easy to erect and move and has flexible working configurations, which make it a great fit for a variety of jobs.

The crane also features the SmartCom system that incorporates special sensors and an onboard computer to improve efficiency and bring additional safety to folding and unfolding operations. For ease of set-up, the crane has side ballast, which means the counterweight does not need to be moved for folding and unfolding. This is especially useful on jobsites where ‘free slew’ is not possible or where there are strict rules regarding the position of the jib during out-of-service operation.

All of the mechanisms are frequency controlled for optimum performance and productivity. Another benefit is the radio remote control, which increases driver comfort and aids productivity.

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