Crane manufacturer Manitowoc recently introduced improvements to the carrier cab features on specific models of Grove cranes. The 4- and 5-axle models include GMK4090-1, GMK4100L-2, GMK5150-1, and GMK5150L-1 all-terrain cranes according to a recent post at ME Construction News Magazine's website.
While maintaining the same exterior measurements, the new front cab boasts a more modern design with updated crash safety features and additional storage space. Practical compartments have been added to the dashboard, between seats and inside the doors. USB ports allow for charging of cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The drivers’ seat has seen ergonomic improvements along with air suspension, armrests, and seat heating as standard equipment. Access to between driver and passenger seats is not blocked by a center console, so movement between them is easy.
Manitowoc V.P. for Product Management Andreas Cremer said, “User-friendliness and driver ergonomics were our priorities in the development of the new generation of Grove carrier cabs, so an understanding of operators’ day-to-day work conditions was essential to the process. The operator needs to feel comfortable to and from any jobsite.”
The Crane Control System (CCS) is integrated into the cab and within easy reach. Frequently used settings including chassis level and axle locking can be quickly selected with the CCS as well as different drive modes. CCS navigation layout remains the same among all GMK models, making it simple for operators to switch between Grove all-terrain cranes.
Click here to read the story at ME Construction News. Image above courtesy of their website.
June 21, 2021