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“Second of its kind” crane arrives in southern hemisphere courtesy of TRT

Spartan Construction has purchased a new Grove GRT 8100-1.0 through TRT.

New Zealand civil engineering company, Spartan Construction Limited, has purchased a Grove GRT 8100-1 – just the second of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

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The Hamilton-based company purchased its newest crane through TRT, the New Zealand and Australian distributors of Grove’s all-terrain and rough terrain cranes. As a multi-disciplinary company in the civil construction industry specialising in bridging, foundations, power generation, structures, and water industries, Spartan intend to use its newest Grove across multiple areas, thanks to the machine’s versatility.

The GRT 8100-1 possesses a full power, five section main boom that can extend up to lengths of 47m and a 17m bi-fold swing away jib as well as a single 6m insert. Additionally, the crane cabin features a new, wider, full-vision and tiltable cabin for “improved vision and comfort”, according to the manufacturer, Manitowoc. The 100-tonne capacity rough-terrain crane also features a brand-new carrier with increased storage and “safer” operator access, the Cummins B6.7L Stage V / Tier 4 final design engine meeting upcoming ADR changes, and Manitowoc’s patented MAXBase system, allowing for asymmetrical outrigger positions, maximised lifting capacities, and better access to congested job sites.

Before being received by Spartan’s General Manager, Joe Fluhler, the crane underwent a “thorough” Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), according to the Australasian dealer.

Led by TRT’s Crane Service Manager, the PDI is reflective of TRT’s commitment to comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for throughout a crane’s lifecycle. Also included in TRT’s service is organising the purchase of the model, the importation process, PDI, handover, operator induction to the machine, and ongoing service throughout the crane’s lifespan.

TRT supplies all of Grove’s products in Australia and New Zealand, with machines ranging from 30 tonnes through to 450 tonnes.

To learn more about Grove’s cranes and TRT’s associated comprehensive, life-cycle support, reach out to the team here.


Spartan Construction has purchased a new Grove GRT 8100-1.0 through TRT.
The GRT 8100-1 possesses a 47m, five-section main boom. Image: TRT
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