Potain IGO50 SETC on a Timber Frame Project

Mantis Cranes currently have a Potain IGO50 SETC on a Timber Frame Project in Didsbury, Manchester. The project includes a 72 bed care home with two  guest rooms and 13 extra care apartments.

Potain IGO50 on a Timber Frame Project

In November 2015 we placed a Potain IGO50 Self Erecting Tower Crane on site for a hire period of 25 weeks. The crane will provide a maximum lift of 1 tonne at 40m with a height under hook of 23.2m at the jib end (40m).

Construction work also includes adding communal facilities, a hair salon, residents library, cafe, laundry, resident and guest parking, mobile hoists, access and landscaping.

The care village is part of the Belong organisation, in association with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust. This is the sixth village that Belong have built in this region.

Care Home Project Didsbury

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The Potain IGO50 is one of our most popular Pedestrian Operated Tower Cranes. Due to the ease of getting it onto site, a process that normally takes just a couple of hours, the increased safety it offers and other advantages it offers over other material handling solutions (see below for more).

Adantages of Using a Potain IGO 50 Self Erecting Tower Crane

  • Potain IGO50 uses a smaller footprint on site and can be positioned very close to the building being constructed.
  • Unlike a mobile crane, which uses an angled jib, a Self Erecting Tower Crane lifts loads straight up so there is no need to position the crane to allow for slewing.
  • As the Pedestrian Operated Tower cranes sits in a fixed position for the duration of the hire there, and delivers loads directly to where they are needed, there will be less vehicular movements on site and, therefore, increased safety and less chance of damage to scaffolding, etc.
  • The cost of hiring a Self Erecting Tower Crane is a fraction of what would be spent on a Mobile Crane for the same period of time.

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