The ALL Family of Companies has purchased the ten new Manitowoc MLC300 crawler cranes, including the first model off the production line. The MLC300 includes technologically advanced Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) and has the strongest load chart in its class.
The crane with Serial #1 will be available at Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, ALL’s Wisconsin branch.
The VPC features a counterweight centered between the fully retracted and fully extended positions, and a parented rail system transfers the counterweight from back to front depending on the boom’s extension. VPC improves crane stability since it has a more constant center of gravity, which reduces ground bearing pressure. It eliminates the need for carbody counterweights and that weight can be added to the upperworks to increase the crane’s capacity.
“It’s a truly remarkable crawler crane. We’re very excited about receiving the first of these new MLC300s,” said Rick Mikut, crawler crane division manager. “With the advantages the VPC system brings, we can reduce mats by half, not to mention the savings realized with reduced job site prep. This is a dramatic reduction in number of loads needed to ship this machine to a job site. We’re thrilled to be able to bring this cost and time savings to our customers, who depend on ALL for better, more efficient ways of working. This crane helps us deliver.”