Leading Turkish limestone producer Yil-Mer has purchased a Grove GRT8120 crane to aid its mining operations.
Opting to go with the two-axle, 120-tonne machine, the Turkish company’s Grove will be the largest of its kind in the country.
Already deployed in a harsh environment, Manitowoc’s regional sales manager for mobile cranes in the Middle East Paulo Costa labelled the conditions as “tough” but stated the machine is “performing well for Yil-Mer”.
“The GRT8120 is right at home,” he said. “There is already a strong reputation for Grove rough-terrain cranes in Turkey, and several GRT880 and GRT8100 cranes are at work.”
“But this is the first GRT8120 and we expect its performance to generate further interest.”
Sold through Manitowoc’s long-time Turkish dealer Karun Makina, the 120-tonne Grove provides 60 metres of main boom length with an additional 20.8 metres available with the use of the optional jib.
Additional features of the GRT8120 include the Maxbase system – allowing for improved flexibility with a variable outrigger positioning system for congested jobsites –, a full-vision cab with 20 degrees of tilt for maximum comfort and visibility, and the Manitowoc Crane Control System, allowing for an easier set-up process and on-board lift planning.