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Manitowoc Launches Advanced Potain Tower Crane for Europe

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Crane manufacturer Manitowoc has unveiled the MDLT 1109, the largest and most advanced Potain tower crane designed specifically for the European market. This innovative crane is primarily manufactured at Manitowoc’s Moulins factory in France and combines exceptional lifting capacity with compact transport dimensions and a streamlined erection process.

The MDLT 1109 addresses Europe’s growing demand for larger capacity cranes, driven by the increasing use of heavier prefabricated elements in construction, which speeds up project timelines. With a maximum capacity of 40 t and the ability to lift 11.1 t at an 80 m reach, the MDLT 1109 is ideal for demanding projects such as nuclear plants, bridges, and major infrastructure developments.

Building on the legacy of the MD 1100, the MDLT 1109 features significant updates, including a 2.45 m K850 mast that offers a smaller footprint for easier transport and quicker assembly. Its low-top design, less than 6 m above the jib, enables seamless operation alongside other cranes on a job site. The crane is also available with two different lifting hoists: the 150 HPLTM 100 or the 270 LVF GH Optima.

Modern features of the MDLT 1109 include P+ load curves for higher hoisting capacities, the Potain CCS (Crane Control System), and the new Potain CONNECT telematics system for remote access to crane data, enhancing performance and durability. An optional Potain Cab-IN internal mast lift is available for operators.

“The MDLT 1109 is a game-changer for European infrastructure projects, combining unprecedented power with surprising ease of transport and setup,” said Thibaut Le Besnerais, Vice President of Marketing and Development for tower cranes at Manitowoc.This combination will accelerate project timelines and redefine what’s possible in large-scale construction.”

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