Manitowoc has introduced its new Grove all-terrain cranes, one unit in the five-axle category and two new three-axle models.
“We believe in developing cranes our customers can use in a wider variety of projects for better return on investment,” said Andreas Cremer, global product director for all-terrain cranes at Manitowoc. “The GMK5250XL-1 is a great example of how we do that. It’s an update to our existing GMK5250L but we’ve added 8.5 m of boom for more reach, so it can take on more jobs. At the same time we’ve maintained the class-leading lift performance, manoeuvrability and fast set-up of the GMK5250L which make it such a popular choice with our customers.”
The new Grove GMK5250XL-1 is believed to have the longest main boom (78.5 m) of any five-axle all-terrain crane. This new model features Megatrak suspension and the Twin-Lock boom pinning system, just like all Grove all-terrain cranes. It is also available with the MAXbase variable outrigger function for added versatility on the jobsite.
Options for the GMK5250XL-1 include the VIAB turbo retarder clutch, which first featured on the original GMK5250L. The VIAB unit enables wear-free starting and braking, enhancing manoeuvrability and operator comfort. The crane also offers a compact footprint, making it ideal for use in crowded or urban areas.
In the three-axle category, the GMK3060L sets new standards of excellence and includes a seven-section Megaform boom with 48 m of main boom and a maximum tip height of 65 m when working with its full jib. For consistency and control, the 60 t crane features Manitowoc’s CCS with boom configurator for fast and efficient set-up. With its compact carrier, the GMK3060L can also squeeze into tight locations.
Meanwhile, the new GMK3050-2 is an update of Grove’s long-running three-axle offering, the GMK3050-1. It has a 40 m main boom, fast operating speeds and a single counterweight configuration for ease of use. Its engine and design have also been updated to meet the latest requirements of Euromot 5 (which also covers both Tier 4 Final and Tier 3 regulations in the US and the rest of the world).
Manitowoc highlighted that both the GMK5250XL-1 and GMK3060L offer the most compact footprint in their class, and have excellent load charts when configured in taxi-mode, at 12-t per axle.