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Three new Grove all-terrain cranes for Felbermayr

Felbermayr has purchased three new Grove all-terrain cranes.

Austrian company Felbermayr has taken delivery of three new Grove all-terrain cranes after conducting extensive market analysis.

The Austrian crane service company received a GMK6400-1 and two GMK3060-1 all-terrain cranes to take its European fleet up to near 400 cranes.

After conducting thorough market analysis and relying on its experience with the company’s first GMK6400-1, Felbermayr decided to make the acquisitions and station the cranes at two different headquarters, with Felbermayr Transport and Lifting Technology CEO Peter Stoettinger labelling the GMK6400-1 as having “exceptional lift capacities” and “unbeatable reach”.

“We saw a demonstration of the crane at Wilhelmshaven and had the opportunity to thoroughly inspect it; after this, we decided to purchase one,” he said. “Some of the most reliable and powerful mobile cranes in the world are built at the Grove factory in Wilhelmshaven, which is why we have steadily increased the number of Grove cranes in our fleet.”

The GMK6400-1 is one of the strongest six-axle all-terrain cranes on the market, with a capacity of 400 tonnes and a maximum possible counterweight of 135 tonnes. Equipped with 79m of luffing jib, it can lift 8.9 tonnes up to 133m high within a 50m radius. The Grove all-terrain crane is also highly economic according to Manitowoc, using only 75 litres of fuel per 100km driven on average.

Felbermayr has already put the GMK6400-1 to work after receiving the crane at Manitowoc’s German plant. For one of its first projects at the General Hospital in Vienna, the crane was set up with 54.6m of main boom plus 25m of luffing jib to lift a 22-tonne demolition excavator into position. Due to space constraints, only a six-axle crane could be used, with Felbermayr deeming the GMK6400-1 as the most applicable for the job thanks to its lifting capacity.

Furthermore, the performance of the two GMK3060L-1 Grove all-terrain cranes have also impressed Felbermayr since taking stock of them. Equipped with a 48m, seven-section boom, the three-axle Grove compact carrier features a vehicle width of only 2.55m and a carrier length of 8.77m. With its compact dimensions and small slewing radius, it is particularly suitable for work in urban areas. The three-axle crane also has the smallest outrigger base in its class, at just 6.8 x 6.2m.

“The Grove GMK3060L-1 cranes are extremely capable taxi cranes with up to 7.5 tonnes of counterweight — something no other manufacturer offers,” said Stoettinger. “With the hydraulically adjustable bi-fold swingaway jib, which is unique in this class, we can easily work over obstructions in the narrow Austrian city streets.”

Felbermayr is a family-owned Austrian industrial service contractor with locations across Europe. The company provides transport, lifting technology, and construction services.

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