German crane rental company Kranverleih Wilhelm has added a fourth Grove all-terrain crane to its fleet: the GMK5150XL.
Handed over in early April, the family business based in Sankt Michaelisdonn (northern Germany) added the new crane to their burgeoning fleet already featuring three other Groves.
Featuring a 68.7 metre boom, the GMK5150XL also possesses a seven-section boom produced with Grove’s patented Megaform – a strength enhancing design that uses a U-shaped cross-section.
Speaking of their excitement for their new Grove, crane operators from Kranverleih Wilhelm cited the crane’s strength, versatility, compact design, smooth roadability, and comfortable operation as the main standout features of the crane.
In regards to its specifications, the five-axle, 150-tonne crane comes in at a Grand Vehicle Weight of 60,000 kilograms, holds a maximum lifting height of 99 metres thanks to its jib extension combinations.
Additionally, its counterweight configurations enable a setup from one-tonne counterweight to taxi configurations of 12-16.5 tonnes per axle, resulting in a more efficient roadability and more savings on transport and, as the counterweight slabs are interchangeable with any 150-tonne Grove crane, produces simplified logistics and handling.
Powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM471LA engine, the GMK5150XL’s engine is compatible with the latest environmental regulations being enforced, passing Euromot 5, EPA, and CARB Tier 4 standards.
Approved for the use of HVO – a fuel that results in a 90% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions – the Grove’s ECO mode also ensures it is one of the most fuel-efficient cranes in its class.
With Kranverleih Wilhelm putting their new crane to its first job lifting and moving private yachts of up to 14 tonnes, the north-Germany based company were also highly complimentary of the reliability, after-sales service, and comfortable cabs as reasons why they kept on returning to Grove.
Specialising in taxi crane projects with limited space, the crane rental company’s latest addition complements their current fleet of Groves featuring the GMK4100L-2, GMK3060, and GMK5220.
Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile hydraulic cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks, and tower cranes under the Aspen Equipment, Grove, Manitowoc, MGX Equipment Services, National Crane, Potain, and Shuttlelift brand names.
The news comes on top of Manitowoc’s provision of two new all-terrain cranes to Qatari company Galfar al Misnad for work in the North Fields, and Australian based Top-Gun Cranes taking delivery of a GMK3060L-1.