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Reaching new heights

Manitowoc’s manufacturing facility in Charlieu, France, has shipped its 1,000th Igo T 85. The landmark self-erecting crane has been sold to a customer in Germany.

The Igo T 85 was launched in 2008 and immediately rose in popularity across Europe, particularly in Germany and France. Since then, it has become well known in Asia and the U.S. In 2011, an upgraded model — the Igo T 85 A — was developed to include a third additional mast section and new slewing system, reaching 38 m height under hook.

The Charlieu facility is one of the major French Potain manufacturing plants and produces self-erecting cranes, as well as mechanisms for all cranes. It was established in 1955 by company founder Faustin Potain and is where the innovation for self-erecting cranes began.


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