Skip links

Mantsinen VS MHC

This video shows a coal vessel being unloaded by a MHC and a Mantsinen 120c simultaneously.


Mantsinen are a globally recognised brand designing and manufacturing dedicated hydraulic cranes. Whilst readily available for industrial applications, it is around the idiosyncrasies of port applications that these machines excel.

The concept of hydraulic cranes is based around cycle times and productivity and offer distinct advantage over rope-based alternatives in handling either solid or bulk products. Many of the attachments are automatic or semi-automatic eliminating the need of in-hold / landside stevedoring; the machines are pinpoint accurate and are more wind resistant thus aiding port operations.

It is however around productivity and cost per unit that Mantsinen hydraulic cranes really excel. With fast and safe cycle times, it is possible for throughput to exceed 1000 tonnes per hour and with a lower capital cost and lower of ownership by virtue fuel saving technology of up to 50% with the Mantsinen patented Hybrilift® system, the cost per tonne is dramatically reduced.

The Mantsinen range is available from 70 tonnes gvw to in excess of 380 tonnes and are available on either wheels, tracks, rails undercarriages or can be fixed to a structure. Configurations  can be either portal or pylon type with slew rings height tailor-built to a specific port or need.  Boom and stick configurations can extend to maximum capacities of 50 tonnes and maximum 40 metres outreach.  The range is extended with a variety of differing cab positioning options and other ancillary equipment.

To keep up to date with Cooper Handling’s latest News please followtweetlink or like @CooperSHGroup

Editor’s Notes

Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck , RAM Spreaders and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, TEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks.  The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions, which specialises in engineering support.

Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.