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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.
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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