Manitex Inc. has unveiled its newest truck-mounted telescopic crane, the 70-ton TC700. The crane is specifically designed to be used on commercial carriers, allowing operators to quickly travel to and between job sites. Once on the job, the TC700’s ROC radio outrigger controls, swing-out outrigger design, on-board outrigger pads, and remote winch control option combine to greatly speed up setup time by a single operator.
The TC700 offers a 70-ton capacity at 8-ft. radius, 115-ft. main boom, 180-ft. maximum tip height with optional two-piece jib, 15,000 lbs. of bare drum line pull rating, and an optional lattice jib base with pull out box section stinger with offsets of 0° / 20° / 40°.
According to Randy Robertson, director of sales and marketing for Manitex: “We’ve designed the TC700 with more leg room, a wider interior, heated seats, and included many other features with available options to increase comfort.” The TC700 operator cab tilts 20° to minimize neck strain and offer a clear view of the load. From inside the cab, a single screen displays both engine function and crane parameters via an all-new load moment indicator. Two dual-axis low effort joysticks provide smooth and precise control of boom functions. Winch controls are fitted with hoist drum rotation indicators. HDRI thumpers notify the operator when the winch is rotating enabling the operator to focus on load placement.
The machine is CE-compliant and designed to be fitted to trucks manufactured around the globe with 12 or 24 volt electrical systems.
The subframe of the machine is designed to be compatible with varying truck chassis rails and widths, enabling the crane to be shipped internationally and installed on locally manufactured 8×4 chassis. Five- and six-axle factory installed configurations will be available to the North American market.
The TC700 was officially unveiled at the Manitex 25th Anniversary Dealer Appreciation event in Georgetown, Texas.
Source: Lift & Access Magazine