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Manitowoc to release six new cranes

The local Manitowoc perspective on the cessation of the supply agreement between Kobelco and Manitowoc was given to CAL by John Stewart, VP & General Manager, ANZ for Manitowoc Cranes

Manitowoc has announced it will unveil six new cranes and several new lifting technologies at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany.

The company will debut six new models from its Grove and Potain lines and present a technology pavilion that highlights a number of customer-focused innovations.

Manitowoc CEO and President Barry Pennypacker said that since it became a standalone crane company almost three years ago, Manitowoc has bolstered its new product pipeline.

“We are confident that the bauma 2019 tradeshow will showcase our ability to incorporate the voice of the customer into our cranes utilising the principles of the Manitowoc Way,” he said.

It will also launch an upgrade of the three-axle Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane, based on its predecessor’s design but with a longer boom, measuring in at 48 metres instead of 43 metres. The company said in a release the crane will offer the strongest taxi load charts in its class.

The GMK3060L features compact dimensions in the three-axle segment, enabling it access to tight job sites and in city centres, or even potentially indoors. The company said it is almost as compact as a two-axle model and up to one metre shorter than competitive three axle cranes, with a carrier length of 8.68 metres and a new minimum overall height of 3.48 metres with the suspension fully lowered.

It also is equipped with Manitowoc’s Crane Control System, as well as a boom configurator feature, which enables operators to input basic lift parameters such as load, radius and load height to produce optimal boom options for performing the left.

Manitowoc’s global product director for all terrain cranes Andreas Cremer said the new GMK3060L takes the company’s previous crane and makes it even better, by providing a longer boom, stronger load charts, fast operating speeds and a powerful, yet environmentally friendly engine.

The announcements follow the release of Manitowoc’s free boom configurator app, which allows operators to use a smartphone to determine the best overall boom and job length based on lift parameters.

Manitowoc director of all-terrain crane service, mobile training and telematics John Alexander said the tool helps during pre-planning or on site.

“By simply entering a few details, the app immediately generates a setup for that specific lift,” Alexander said.

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