Spira erects 25t capacity Potain MDT 569 tower crane in just two days



German construction equipment rental company Spira Baugeräte und Schalungslogistik has deployed its new Potain MDT 569 tower crane at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where it will handle large, prefabricated elements for the construction of two new laboratory buildings over the course of 17 months.

The customer required a crane to lift 15t at 35m and 8t at 60m, which made the MDT 569, with its 25t maximum capacity and 80m jib, suitable for the job. The ease of transport and assembly gave Spira the confidence in the Potain MDT 569 for the tight, city center location; Spira technicians and Potain factory fitters carried out the erection in just two days. 

Spira, the formwork and construction equipment rental company based in Speyer Germany, recently added the new Potain MDT 569 to its rental fleet of 60 self-erecting and 50 top-slewing cranes.

Spira technicians worked with two Potain factory technicians to assemble and erect the crane, using a 400 t six-axle Grove GMK6400 mobile crane.

“For a week, we meticulously planned the pre-assembly and logistics. The optimized size of the crane components for truck transport definitely convinced us the Potain MDT 569 was the right crane for the job,” said Yves Dupré, who is joint manager of Spira along with his brother Philippe.