Manitowoc MLC300 VPC-MAX® Redefines Lifting Capabilities with Wide Boom Plus Inserts
Using the VPC-MAX® attachment, this new configuration offers the capacity of much larger cranes with the logistics and site benefits of the MLC300.
Early feedback from leading players in the renewable energy industry highlights the huge operational and efficiency advantages gained by Manitowoc’s new Wide Boom Plus insert kit for its MLC300 VPC-MAX® lattice-boom crawler crane.
The updated attachment offers a maximum boom length of 429.8 ft (131 m), with a tip height of 452.2 ft with the extended upper boom point. In addition to the longer boom lengths, the extra 30% capacity allows contractors to respond to the trend for taller, heavier wind turbines while continuing to enjoy the benefits of operating smaller cranes.
Lomma Crane & Rigging is the first company to purchase the kit. Lomma partnered with JMS Crane & Rigging to install it on an MLC300 VPC-MAX® for maintenance work on multiple wind tower sites across the upper Midwest.
The added height and strong charts stretch the amount of work JMS can perform with their 386 USt (350 t) crawler crane. In addition to the reduced transport requirements of a smaller, nimbler crane, the contractor pointed to his operators’ familiarity with the MLC300, which allows for much faster onsite commissioning.
The Wide Boom Plus kit is available for order worldwide through your local Manitowoc dealer.