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Manitowoc rolls out the new MLC165 crawler crane

1/24/2013 Munich, Germany

Among the many new Manitowoc, Potain and Grove machines making their debut at bauma 2013 in Munich, Germany, is the MLC165 lattice-boom crawler crane. The 165 t crane is designed for the global market.

Jerry Maloney, global product director for Manitowoc, said the new MLC165’s many features make it an extremely versatile crawler crane for both contractors and rental houses.

“This self-rigging crane is very easy to assemble and disassemble,” he said. “It can install and remove its own counterweights and tracks without the need of a support crane. In addition, it has a 3 m component width and modular assemblies for easy transport over the road. It is loaded with all the latest technology to benefit everyone from owners to the operator.”

The MLC165 is easy to maneuver on a job site or among several job sites, making it ideal for general contractors, bridge builders, steel erectors, pile-driving contractors and more. It continues the reputation established by two other highly-successful Manitowoc models, the Manitowoc 555 and the Manitowoc 777.

Steven Dick, technical sales support coordinator for Manitowoc, said the crane’s design makes it suitable for a variety of applications.

“Our engineers designed the MLC165 to facilitate general contractor activities like pile driving and moderate clamshell or grapple work,” he said. “We like to think of the MLC165 as a versatile tool.”

The maximum boom length of the crane is 84 m. It also has an optional fixed jib and luffing jib. The maximum boom and fixed jib length is 93.4 m (69 m main + 24.4 m jib). The maximum boom and luffing jib reach increases to 102.8 m (51 m main + 51.8 m jib). At the bauma show, the MLC165 will be displayed with a luffing jib.

Depending on the market, customers have options with a choice of either a 224 kW Cummins Tier III engine or a more environmentally-friendly 239 kW Cummins Euromot 3B engine. A new open-loop hydraulic system, served by two variable displacement piston pumps, give the 165 t crawler more lifting power than other cranes of its class. Its maximum load moment is 762 tm.

Customers can begin ordering the MLC165 at bauma and shipments will begin in the third quarter of 2013.

“The MLC165 is a versatile machine that can outlift the competition,” Maloney said. “It’s easy to operate, easy to transport and satisfies the crane industry’s needs on the job site.”

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality products and support services that are tailored to customers’ needs. Its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manitowoc designs, manufactures, markets and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks and industrial cranes under the Grove, Potain, Manitowoc, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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