Manitowoc’s new product development program is celebrating the recognition of two cranes launched in 2017. The prize-winning Manitowoc cranes are the Hup 40-30 self-erecting crane from Potain and the TMS9000-2 truck crane from Grove.
“To win these two awards is a huge testament to the work we’re doing and how The Manitowoc Way is delivering success,” said Ion Warner, vice president of marketing and investor relations at Manitowoc. “Innovation has long been a core value at Manitowoc, but under the Manitowoc Way we have significantly increased the velocity of operations. What we are proud of is not only how these cranes have been recognized for their innovation, but how quickly we’ve been able to launch them to market.”
The Potain Hup 40-30 received a Gold Award in the Cranes Category of the “Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP)” contest, organized by Lift & Access magazine, with the winners selected by an independent judging panel of industry experts. The Hup 40-30 has a 4.4-ton (U.S.) capacity and a 131-foot jib within a unique design. There are 16 possible configurations for set-up, and new features on the unit include the advanced Smart Set Up software.
The Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane was named in the “Top 100 of 2017” list compiled by Construction Equipment magazine. The list evaluates an array of equipment and technologies across sectors, including earthmoving, roadbuilding, lifting, drilling, trucking and hauling to select the best new products. The Grove TMS9000-2 is a 115-ton (U.S.) capacity truck crane that is significantly lighter than its predecessors, making it easier to configure to local roading regulations. Its boom is longer with 169 feet of main boom plus jib options available, while strength is improved by 5 percent across the load chart.
“These new models were developed in close collaboration with our customers and dealers, which helps us design the cranes and technologies that they actually need,” added Warner.