Manitowoc launches Potain Hup M 28-22
Manitowoc has officially launched its new Potain Hup M 28-22 at Batimat 2019. The crane was first previewed at bauma 2019 and is now receiving orders, with first deliveries expected for early 2020. The Hup M 28-22 is the third model from the groundbreaking Hup self-erecting crane range but the first to prioritize mobility — denoted by the M in its name. The new design of the Hup M 28-22 provides best in class compactness. The model is only 11.6 m (38 ft) long when folded, enabling work in narrow, restricted job sites, as well as making it easy to transport from site to site.
The Hup M 28-22 also features the most advanced transport equipment with double steering axles. It has a 28 m (92 ft) jib and features two load charts, each with 16 configurations, which is unique to this category of self-erecting cranes, enabling it to be easily adapted for a range of job site applications. The crane has a maximum capacity of 2.2 t (2.4 USt) and can lift 850 kg (1,874 lbs) at its 28 m (92 ft) jib end.
Best-in-class mobility, productivity and versatility
Versatility is delivered with the crane’s raised jib that offers four positions: horizontal, 10°, 20°and even 30°. These functions give the crane a height under hook range between 20 m (65 ft) and 31 m (101 ft). Folding or extending the jib is a swift and straightforward operation, with the Hup M 28-22 offering convenient configurations for both short and long jib lengths.
Operator productivity on the Hup M 28-22 is maximized through Manitowoc’s remote-control unit. The remote system features a large, colored screen with easy to use navigation and optimized ergonomics for operator comfort. Its Smart Set-up software delivers on-screen information about automatic folding and unfolding of the crane from the crane’s remote.
The Smart Set-up software is a key asset for this new generation of self-erecting cranes, especially with the Drive Control functionality: three selectable profiles for operators that vary the working speed of the crane to suit the application. On top of that, the micro-speed function delivers slow, high-precision hoisting. New features also allow the user to steer the wheels and manage the crane’s hydraulic elevation.
“As one of the best gathering places for the French construction industry, Batimat is the perfect place to officially launch the Hup M 28-22,” says Stéphane Giraudo, Manitowoc’s sales director for tower cranes in France. “Manitowoc always presents its latest self-erecting crane innovations at the tradeshow, and we know that the Hup M 28-22 — with its small dimensions, ability to be deployed by one person and operated with our innovative Smart Set-up software — will be warmly received by the market.”