The lifting, transport, and logistics services company acquired the new crane to support its quayside logistical activities for contractors in the marine, offshore oil & gas, and offshore wind energy industries. PSG acquired the crane through regional Grove dealer Crowland Cranes, with Managing Director, Steve Clark, praising PSG’s relationship with Crowland as well as highlighting the crane’s “great time savings” with its pick-and-carry operations.
“We have run a Grove RT600E rough-terrain crane for many years and it has delivered reliable and productive service,” he said. “The crane’s performance combined with the excellent support we receive from Crowland Cranes and Manitowoc convinced us to invest in the GRT8100-1.”
Recently added to the Grove manufacturing line at its plant in Niella Tanaro, Italy, and launched to the Italian market for the first time at GIS Expo 2023 after being launched globally at bauma 2022, PSG’s acquisition of the GRT8100-1 rough-terrain crane marks the next step in progress for Manitowoc and Grove as it continues to expand its rough-terrain market share.
- GIS Expo witnesses Italian launch of GRT8100-1.
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The crane features a maximum rated capacity of 100 tonnes and a 47m main hydraulic boom that can reach a height of 72.9m when using the optional jib, giving the machine the “best load charts” in its class, according to Manitowoc. Combining the wide cab and carrier of the GRT8120 with the superstructure of the GRT8100, the next evolution of the 100-tonne rough terrain series delivers “improved operations, easier servicing, and jobsite flexibility”, according to the manufacturer. PSG, on purchasing the GRT8100-1, equipped the first crane of its kind with what Manitowoc call a “value package”: a 10.1-17.1m offsettable bi-fold lattice swingaway extension, a 360-degree mechanical positive swing lock, and an auxiliary hoist package, with Clark speaking of his excitement to see the crane in operation.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be the first company in the UK to receive one of these models,” he said, “and can’t wait to put it to work.”
PSG ordered the crane during the Vertikal Days 2023 exhibition in Peterborough, England. The Scottish Highlands company provides lifting, transport, and logistics services to the offshore and marine sectors in the region.