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Davis Co. Takes North America's First Potain Hup M 28-22 Self-Erecting Crane


 April 5, 2020 - Davis Company, a general contractor in fast-growing Reno, Nevada, has purchased the first Potain Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America.

Davis first invested in a Potain in 2005, when it bought the first Igo MA 21 in North America. A decade and a half later, that 2-USt capacity, 85.3'-jib-radius crane continues to work consistently on job sites throughout Nevada and California, the two states where Davis has operated since 1971.

According to Dennis Davis, founder and owner of Davis Company, the day-in, day-out reliability and outstanding performance of his Potain Igo MA 21 guided his decision to add one of the newest Potain self-erecting Hup models to his fleet.

“These Potain cranes are just amazing,” Davis said. “We’re excited about our new Hup M 28-22 and its new features. We’ll put it to work building apartments, retirement housing, and motels. Its small footprint and easy operation make it perfect for the projects we undertake.”

The Hup M 28-22 is the third model from the Hup self-erecting crane range and the first to prioritize mobility, symbolized by the M in its name. Its integrated transport axle complies with North American regulations and allows over-the-road transportation by fifth-wheel or tow bar.

On a jobsite, the rear transport axle can be steered by wireless remote control to help maneuver the crane into position in tight spaces. The Hup M 28-22 is the only self erector in its size range with that feature, according to Kelly Hadland, CEO of Compass Equipment, a Potain dealer and equipment rental company in Gilbert, Arizona.

“The Hup M 28-22’s features are impressive. It offers a long radius, strong capacities, and a tall under-hook height for a crane that's completely self-contained,” said Hadland, whose company supplied the crane to Davis Company. “This new crane demonstrates Manitowoc’s commitment to listening to customers and putting their needs into manufacturing practice.”

The Potain Hup M 28-22 features two load charts. One chart is for the amount of counterweight that can be transported on the crane. The other chart is based on adding one more counterweight for extra capacity.

Each chart offers 16 crane configurations. That's unique in this category of self-erecting cranes, and it enables the crane to be easily adapted for a wide range of applications.

The Hup M 28-22 has a maximum capacity of 2.4 USt and can lift 1,874 lbs. at the end of its 92' jib.



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