The Mast Climber Top Crane (MCTC) is an add-on option Scanclimber’s mast climbing work platforms (MCWP). The MCTC is mounted on the top of the MCWP’s mast and it can be slewed 360 degrees around the mast. It can be used for lifting material from ground to platform, and from platform to the facade. The MCTC is compatible with most of the existing MCWPs from Scanclimber’s product catalogue.
MCTC is perfectly suited for jobs that require lifting reasonably heavy facade elements to greater heights. MCTC is a very space-efficient tool and can save a substantial amount of overhead costs caused by cranes. This versatile expansion is compatible with SC4000. SC5000, SC6000, SC8000 and SC10000.
Payload capacity depends on the length of the lifting arm and whether the Top Crane is equipped with counterweight. Top Crane can handle the payload of 900 kilograms when it is equipped with counterweight and without it the crane arm is able to lift material up to 400 kg at the tip of the crane. In addition, the lifted material can be rotated full circle, 360 degrees, around the mast and move along the 6 meters long crane arm.
Full 360° circular slewing is a special feature of the crane. Full circle slewing provides more options to handle the material on the worksite. Productivity increases when the material can be lifted from ground to platform or to top of the building. This reduces downtime and saves material handling costs and improve productivity.
Installation of Top Crane is easy and fast as it takes only slightly more time than the standard erection of a Mast Climbing Work Platform. First, the Mast Climber is erected and then Top Crane is installed on top of the Mast Climber’s mast. Practically with one installation, you have two machines erected.
Dual-use is the prime factor of Mast Climber crane. More people can work on the platform and the crane can be operated to lift loads at the same time. This increases work efficiency and better utilization of available resources. Instead of using two or more different kind of machines, it can save much initial capital, labour costs, servicing costs as well as working space on job sites by using Mast Climber Top Crane.
MCTC cannot be used on a free-standing mast climber. It can be installed only on an MCWP with an anchored mast on wheel chassis with the outriggers arranged in K-Position. The MCTC can be installed on any height provided that height is greater than the building height.
Mast Climber with dual machine characteristics can be installed in various locations and uses. It can be used for example in window installation or in balcony work. Mast Climber crane can lift material to the floors or to the platform from ground level while men keep working on the platform. Mast Climber with Top Crane can be used in two different ways: