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Potain MD 485s speedy jumps keep Chicago tower construction on track


The ability to quickly adjust the height of a Potain MD 485 B M20 tower crane is keeping construction of a 34-story apartment tower in Chicago on schedule. The 3.4 USt capacity crane is lifting 2.5 USt concrete buckets, 2 USt precast segments and other various scaffolding parts to heights of up to 500 ft. Paul Urbanski, sales manager for Central Contractors Service, a division of the ALL Family of Companies, said that the company chose the crane because of its need for fewer “collars,” or “tie-ins,” when jumping floors, which saves the company considerable time over the course of the project, increasing its return on investment.
About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 116-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2018 net sales were approximately $1.8 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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