Pick and carry crane from JMG Cranes named finalist for Swedish Steel Prize 2017
JMG Cranes has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 for developing the MC 580, a new pick and carry crane with a high payload and an easy to transport design. “The market wanted a new crane with the same dimensions, but with bigger capacity and with a low deadweight. It would need to be able to lift big loads, but also be light enough to move from site to site via lorry,” explains Emilio Berti, Chief Design Director at JMG Cranes. To satisfy the demand, JMG Cranes developed the MC 580, the only electric pick and carry crane in the world that is able to lift 58 tons. It weighs 42 tons in operating conditions and only 24 tons when being transported.
The jury’s motivation for selecting JMG Cranes as a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 is: “JMG Cranes has developed a unique, highly compact crane with an extended field of application. The lean design combined with electric drive train and excellent maneuverability allows it to be used both indoors and outdoors. This powerful pick and carry crane has great lifting capacity. Its high performance to weight ratio has been obtained by optimized boom design utilizing ultra-high-strength steels. Additionally, efficient road transportation is made easy by removable support legs and counter weights.”