Mantis Potain HDT 80 self erecting tower crane on site
Mantis Potain HDT 80 self erecting tower crane on site

A Potain HDT80 was erected close to the marina in Milford Haven, Wales

Self Erecting Tower Cranes

Self-erecting tower cranes are extremely versatile, flexible and offer a host of advantages on all construction sites and especially those with limited space.

Small Footprint

Pedestrian-operated cranes offer enhanced efficiency as they can reach all site areas. The self erector has a small footprint and can operate in restricted spaces on construction sites while still offering both excellent reach and capacity. If necessary, multiple self erectors can operate within a small area on a busy site.

Time Savings

Rapid deployment and dismantling times make these cranes an efficient lifting option. A self erecting tower crane could be set up and ready to start work within 1 to 2 days, depending on the lifting capacity required. The majority of self erectors will be ready on the same day. In addition, moving the crane to another position on the site could be achieved within the same timeframe, meaning less downtime on time-critical projects.

Powered by Electricity

Self erecting tower cranes are powered by on-site electricity or a generator.  On-site electricity results in low noise levels and reduced emissions. Zero tailpipe emissions from the cranes on construction sites will help support the industry’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions in construction.

Extensive Fleet

Mantis Cranes Fleet of Mantis and Potain self erecting tower cranes includes lifting options from 2T to 6T. The diverse nature of the Mantis Cranes fleet ensures that there is a suitable option for every crane hire situation. Mantis Cranes regularly update our fleet with new cranes to ensure our customers have access to the most efficient cranes.

Below is a selection of photos showing the versatility of self erecting cranes on Mantis Cranes sites.

Mantis 35.10 pedestrian operated, self erecting tower crane on a site with restricted access

Mantis 35.10 self erecting tower crane being dismantled on a site with limited access.


Potain IGO 50 and Potain HUP 40.30 from Mantis Crane hire Ireland and Mantis Crane hire UK

A Potain IGO 50 working on-site where the customer also has a Potain HUP 40-30


IGO 50 pedestrian operated tower crane working on site. Crane supplied by Mantis Crane hire ireland

A Potain IGO50 working on-site with where the customer also has a Potain HDT80


Mantis cranes 35.10 self erecting crane on site near to the river Thames

Mantis Cranes 35.10 on-site near the River Thames


Mantis Potain HDT 80 self erecting tower crane on site

A Potain HDT80 was erected close to the marina in Milford Haven, Wales

Crane Hire Ireland and Crane Hire UK

Mantis Cranes are a leading tower crane hire and self-erecting tower crane hire supplier operating throughout the UK and Ireland. For pedestrian operated tower crane hire prices and self-erecting tower crane hire prices, visit us on

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