A Colombian crane rental company has purchased the country’s first Grove GMK5250L to help modernise the country’s crane fleets.
It is one of the most modern cranes currently in the country and has been used across several applications, particularly in infrastructure project and for the oil industry.
The all-terrain crane has helped provide increased velocity and high efficiency when performing heavy lifting jobs.
Rental company Invertrac purchased the crane last year with a goal to bring a modern addition to the country’s mostly aged crane population.
The 250t capacity crane helps deliver improved roadability, enhanced by its design which includes the VIAB turbo clutch to boost driving performance and fuel efficiency.
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“There are only a few cranes in Colombia in this capacity range that could deliver the increased strength and stability we wanted,” Invertrac Project Manager, Alejandro Camacho, said.
“The GMK5250L is a fantastic machine — its Megatrak suspension performs impressively on rough terrain and it has excellent heavy lifting capacity.
“Colombia really needed a high-tech crane like this. With great roadability and manoeuvrability, this Grove has also increased our velocity on the job site.”
In addition, the company also purchased a Grove GMK6300L. The 300 t capacity crane also features Megatrak suspension, along with Manitowoc’s all-wheel steering.
“We have unique cranes in our fleet that no one else has in Colombia: versatile, with increased lifting capabilities and new technologies,” Camacho said. Additionally, we like the great customer support we receive from Manitowoc.”
Currently, the GMK5250L is supporting oil drilling operations in Castilla de la Nueva, in central Colombia and the GMK6300L is helping with the assembly of beam bridges in Bogotá.