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Grove’s tall order crane completes Dutch high-rise project

Dutch transportation and lifting company, Gaffert, dispatched its new GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain crane to complete Dutch office development.

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The Grove GMK5250-1 was brought in to assist with the lifting of technical items in an Amsterdam office strip, by helping install a building’s elevator fire safety system.

As its first ever job for Gaffert, the GMK5250-1 utilised its control and precision to help assist the completion of the job across two days in seamless fashion.

The crane capitalised on its full 78.5m main boom and the 17.8m bifold swingaway jib to install all the necessary material for the elevator fire system in the building.

The GMK5250XL-1 was equipped with 80 tonnes of counterweight to complete lifts at a radius of up to 60m.

The delicate nature of the job proved a challenge; however, the GMK5250XL-1 delivered when needed, according to owner and director of Gaffert, Theo Gaffert.

“We had to reach tall heights from a downtown jobsite in Amsterdam where control and confidence were everything,” he said. “The GMK5250XL-1 delivered all we needed for this project.”

The GMK5250-1 crane’s 78.5m boom is designed to push the boundaries of mobile cranes, as it includes the twin-lock boom pinning system to provide a small footprint and manoeuvrability. Overall, this creates a five-axle performance.

The Mercedes 0M471LA EUROMOT 5-powered engine includes fuel saver technology, that can reduce fuel costs by up to 30 per cent.

The MegaTrak suspension with all-wheel steering and the optional MAXbase variable outrigger positioning system are two other features the Grove crane possesses.

Gaffert said Grove is one of the better suppliers in the industry.

“It’s our second Grove crane of this kind and we are blown away by the complete package the company offers in this class,” he said. “Grove is certainly one of our preferred suppliers.”


Grove GMK5250-1 at work
Image: Manitowoc.com


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