Potain launches self-erecting HUP cranes
Potain HUP cranes can be packed into a 12m shipping container
Potain has launched a new range of self-erecting tower cranes that boast a smaller footprint and a greater lifting capacity than the Igo range it replaces.
Called the HUP range, there will be two models – the HUP 32-27 is the first, with the HUP 40-30 available at the end of 2016. Where the HUP 30-27 offers a 32m jib and 27m working height, the HUP 40-30 extends to a 40m jib and 30m working height.
Suited to space-restricted jobsite, the smaller HUP 32-27 comes with two footprint options - 4m x 4m or 3.5m x 4.42m. An integrated levelling system allows for positioning on slopes up to 8%, or over height differentials of up to 25cm, and its maximum lift capacity of 4tonnes is complimented by a one-tonne lift at its jib end of 32m.
Mast construction affords two working heights. In the low configuration, the working height of the HUP 32-27 is 21m, with a telescopic mast section increasing this to 27m. Further versatility is delivered through the jib’s luffing capability with a choice of three raised positions at 10degrees, 20degrees and 30degrees, in addition to horizontal. The maximum achievable height under hook is 40m.
Both models feature a jib that is offset to the boom, which affords compact dimensions when folded for transport. As a result, the company claims the HUP models can be packed into a 12m shipping container, creating cost-effective transport when shipping overseas.