South Korea Construction Boom Demands Cranes - Page 3 of 4
Crawler Cranes Also in Demand
Companies renting larger cranes are also upgrading to meet demand. Earlier this year, Shinui Petra, one of South Korea’s largest construction equipment rental companies, added a ground-breaking crawler crane into its rental fleet – the MLC650 from Manitowoc.
Shinui Petra, one of South Korea’s largest construction equipment rental companies, added a ground-breaking crawler crane into its rental fleet – the MLC650 from Manitowoc.
The crane has been specially selected for its unique Variable Position Counterweight (VPC), a design feature which allows for reduced ground preparation, ground-bearing pressure, space requirements and counterweight. All of these attributes makes the MLC650 ideal for use in South Korea, where work sites are often congested.
The ability for this crawler crane to navigate with ease in highly congested job sites, coupled with its increased capacity for heavy lifts without traditional counterweight configurations, gives us a strong competitive advantage,
said Choi Byung Eng, president and CEO of Shinui Petra.
The MLC650 has 104 m of main boom to which up to 30 m of fixed jib can be added. A 101 m luffing jib is also available to reach a maximum 157 m.
Shinui Petra has ordered the performance-enhancing VPC-MAX attachment for the MLC650 which enables the crane to raise 140 m of boom or a boom and luffing jib combination of 205 m. In addition, its maximum capacity is boosted to 700 t.
The crane is well-suited to infrastructure applications and so it is was perfect for Shinui Petra’s first task for it, installing concrete beams for the construction of an elevated road.