February 5th, 2013
Designed for the global market, the new Manitowoc MLC165, 165 Ton Lattice Boom Crawler Crane made its debut at bauma 2013 in Germany. Manufactured in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the Manitowoc MLC165 is easy to assemble and disassemble without the help of an assist crane due to the self-rigging feature and hydraulically removable counterweights and tracks.
The crane’s maximum boom length is 275 feet (84 m) with an optional fixed jib of 80 feet (24.4 m) or luffing jib of 169 feet (51.8 m). Due to the compact width of 9.8 feet (3 m), the machine is versatile, as well as easy to road and maneuver around jobsites. The crane is available with a Cummins diesel engine. A new open-loop hydraulic system, served by two variable displacement piston pumps, gives the MLC165 more lifting power than other cranes of its class.
The crane was designed for a variety of different applications, such as general contracting, bridge building, steel erecting, pile-driving and more.
“It’s easy to operate, easy to transport and satisfies the crane industry’s needs on the job site,” says Jerry Maloney, Global Product Director.
The new crane is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2013.