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:
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.”
November 29, 2021