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Grove GMK3050-2 heads to New Zealand

The first GMK3050-2 in the Asia-Pacific region was recently delivered to Hamilton rental business, Porter Cranes.

Rental company Porter Cranes has received the first Grove GMK3050-2 in Asia-Pacific, and the new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.

Peter Li Calsi, haulage and crane manager for Porter Cranes (pictured right), received the GMK3050-2 from TRT’s Robert Carden (pictured left) and said his company was excited to add the unit to its fleet.

“We have a long-standing relationship with TRT, and already own several other Manitowoc cranes, so we were confident taking this latest model,” he said. “One of its first jobs is erecting steel as part of a building upgrade at Waikeria Prison and it has been performing well.”

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The new GMK3050-2, an update of Grove’s long-running three-axle offering, the GMK3050-1. It offers a 40 m main boom, fast operating speeds and a single counterweight configuration for ease of use. It’s engine and design have also been updated to meet the latest requirements of Euromot 5 (which also covers both Tier 4 Final and Tier 3 regulations in the US and the rest of the world).

The three-axle, 50 t capacity GMK3050-2 is easily roadable at under 12 t per axle and has its counterweight permanently mounted, saving time and money for owners. With its compact design, fast-set up and ability to travel as a single package, the GMK3050-2 is a versatile and cost-effective addition to any crane rental fleet.

Other Manitowoc cranes in the Porter Cranes fleet include GMK4100 and GBT35 mobile cranes and a Manitowoc 12000-1 crawler crane.

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