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Potain Hup 32-27 builds luxury apartments on Australia’s Sunshine Coast


  • The Hup 32-27’s compact dimensions make it ideal for the small job site.
  • Mosaic Construction dispatched the crane shortly after receiving it from Manitowoc.

Australian company Mosaic Construction received a new Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane and immediately sent it to a new residential development named Cyan, in Caloundra, Queensland. With a view over Kings Beach and the Pacific Ocean, the new development has 31 apartments, including two penthouses. Construction completed in June 2018.

The crane lifted loads including reinforced steel, structural steel, formwork, kitchens, tiles, roof sheets, bins and plaster boards. The speed of construction on the development was partly down to the crane’s compact package, which allowed it to maneuver around the job site with ease.

Brendan Dale, director of Mosaic Construction, was pleased with the crane’s debut performance. 

“The Hup 32-27 was a great choice for this project as it was easy to set up. It also provides multiple configurations, so we can change the working height or jib length when we need to.”  

For the project, the crane’s full jib of 32 m was utilized. The jib can be folded or unfolded as required. The Hup 32-27 has a maximum capacity of 4 t; maximum tip capacity of 1 t, and hook height of 27 m. It is Mosaic Construction’s second Potain self-erecting crane, having previously owned an Igo 36 and the company’s operators were quick to highlight the greater control of the Hup 32-27.

“Our operators really liked the variable speeds of the hoist and trolley on the Hup 32-27. The digital display is also very user-friendly,” said Dale. “Overall, the Hup 32-27 is fuss-free to operate and allows us to focus on the work.”

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Mosaic Construction has over 25 years’ experience in renovation, remodeling, and construction services for commercial and residential properties. Mosaic Construction is the construction arm of Mosaic Property Group.

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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