The delivery of the new Grove all-terrain crane comes after the Hamburg-based heavy lifting specialist purchased a GMK5250XL-1 last year, the previous flagship crane in its fleet, with Managing Director Johann Evers stating the company has already seen “strong interest” in its new 450-tonne machine.
“Our business is growing in all divisions, and our Grove cranes have played a key role in helping us advance,” he said. “By investing in the GMK6450-1, we can support our loyal customers with even more capability.”
Grove’s 450-tonne, six-axle all-terrain crane holds possesses a main boom length of 60m which is capable of lifting 64 tonnes and comes with a 132m maximum lifting height with an array of extensions. Able to lift nine tonnes at that height, the highly compact crane can also be fitted with a boom removal configuration which reduces axle loads to the lowest level possible for scenarios where minimal transportation weight is required.
Additionally, the Grove GMK6450-1 also comes with Manitowoc’s patented MegaWingLift, a self-rigging system requiring sub-20-minute setup and dismantling times that boosts the lifting capacity of the crane. The increase in productivity and efficiency offered by the 450-tonne machine was a major selling point for Gustav Seeland, with Manitowoc’s Northern Germany Sales Manager Holger Haber saying the North American company was “thrilled” to share in Seeland’s “growth into the heavy-lifting” sector through its latest purchase.
“This purchase reflects the strong relationship and trust between our two companies,” he said. “We will continue to push the limits of what’s possible and create new cranes that can help our customers continue to excel in the lifting industry.”
The news comes after European heavy lifting, logistics, and civil engineering specialist Felbermayr took delivery of three new Grove all-terrain cranes, citing the machines’ “power” and “reliability” as key reasons behind the investments.
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Gustav Seeland is a Hamburg-based heavy lifting and logistics company that was founded in 1932.