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High-rise contractor picks Potain MR 418 for congested job


A new Potain MR 418 tower crane is helping to construct a 22-story residential tower in the rapidly developing neighborhood of River North in Chicago. The crane is lifting formwork and other materials at a quick pace thanks to its 833 ft per min line speed, helping the 251-unit development stay on schedule and on budget.

Paul Urbanski, sales manager at Crestwood, Illinois-based Central Contractors Service, a division of the ALL Family of Companies, said the MR 418 was selected for its ease of use. In addition to its 26.5 USt maximum capacity, 197 ft of boom and 5.5 USt capacity at the jib end, the crane is equipped with the latest generation of on-board controls. The improved interface allows for quick and simple calibration, which enables the MR 418 to start lifting soon after erection.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. In the United States, the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain and Shuttlelift brands are sold and serviced by Grove US, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. In 2018, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.8 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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