Manufacturer Grove Adds Two New AT Crane Choices

German crane manufacturer Grove has added two new offerings to its all-terrain crane selection. During recent customer events at their Willhelmshaven facility, Grove rolled out two five-axle, long-boomed cranes for display: the 132-ton GMK5120L and 165-ton GMK5150XL. The latter joins two other 165-ton AT cranes already in Grove’s lineup.

Not a lot of details are known about these two cranes, but here are some key specifications that Grove has released:

GMK5120L

  • Its seven-section main boom measures 216 feet
  • Overall length on the road is 46.5 feet
  • Overall width on the road is 9 feet

GMK5150XL

  • Its seven-section main boom measures 225 feet
  • Overall on-the-road length and width same as the GMK5120L
  • Lifting capacity of 8.9 tons when fully extended, 10.36 tons at 216 feet and 14 tons at 197 feet

Additionally, visitors to the event were able to see Grove’s upgraded 441-ton GMK6400-1 firsthand after only viewing a virtual launch last year. Improvements to this model include the Manitowoc Crane Control System and a hydraulic system that offers faster speeds and smoother operation.

Grove’s all-terrain cranes can now use HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) diesel fuel. HVO is a completely renewable diesel alternative based on vegetable oils, grease waste, and residues from food industry and agriculture. CO2 Emissions while using HVO can be reduced by up to 90% compared to conventional diesel fuel.

Vice President Product Management of Mobile Cranes, Andreas Cremer, said, “These new Grove cranes deliver a level of performance that was not previously thought possible from cranes in this class.”

Click here to read the whole story at Vertikal.net. Photo above courtesy of their website. More information about HVO fuel can be foud here.

November 29, 2021

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