Manitowoc launches new MLC165 crawler crane in the U.S. at Conexpo 2014
Manitowoc will launch its 165tonne MLC165 lattice-boom crawler crane on to the U.S. market during Conexpo 2014. The MLV165 will be joined by two completely new crawler cranes – with Manitowoc keeping their details under wraps until the show.
Designed for the global market, the MLC165 was first shown at the Bauma 2013 exhibition in Munich, Germany.
“This self-rigging crane is very easy to assemble and disassemble,” said Jerry Maloney, global product director for Manitowoc. “It can install and remove its own counterweights and tracks without the need for an assist crane. In addition, it has three metre component width and modular assemblies for easy transport over the road. The MLC165 features all the latest technology to benefit everyone from owners to the operator.”
With a maximum 84m boom length, the crane also has an optional fixed jib and luffing jib. The maximum boom and fixed jib length is 93.4m: 69m main + 24.4m jib. The maximum boom and luffing jib reach increases to 102.8m – 51m main + 51.8m jib. The MLC165 also features a more environmentally friendly 239kW Cummins Tier 4 Interim engine.