Manitowoc has launched the new Sennebogen built GHC series of telescopic crawler cranes to dealers and customers at an event at its Shady Grove factory plant. The company used the Research & Development facility at the plant for introduction, with a full audio and video set-up that included lights, music and projection screens. A curtain dropped to a drum roll and attendees were invited to check out the new cranes. All three models, the 50 tonne GHC55, 70 tonne GHC75 and 120 tonne GHC130, were on show at the event which was also … [Read more...]
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Falkirk, Scotland based Horizon Reinforcing and Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Grove crane – a 300 tonne GMK6300L All Terrain. The six-axle GMK6300L features a seven section, 80 metre main boom and a 29 metre bi-fold swingaway extension an boasts a 120 metre maximum tip height. Features include Megatrak independent suspension and all-wheel steering. Run by the Dougall family, Horizon has a fleet of 12 cranes which is topped by the GMK6300L. Established in 1973 the company also deals in the steel reinforcing industry. … [Read more...]
Manitowoc has completed the testing of its 650 tonne MLC650 crawler crane fitted with its variable position counterweight extension (VPC-MAX) attachment. Increasing the MLC650’s capacities from 650 to 700 tonnes, the VPX-MAX features additional counterweight and a beam that automatically extends the counterweight beyond the rear of the crane depending on the weight of the load. As part of the load testing the crane boom was positioned in a number of positions, including over one corner of the crane in order to apply the maximum level of … [Read more...]
UK rental company Crowland Cranes has added a 60 tonne Grove GMK3060 to its fleet. The crane follows the first four axle 100 tonne Tadano ATF100G-4 in the UK delivered in January. The GMK3060 was handed over to Paul Bishop, Crowland Cranes hire manager at its Peterborough depot by Jerry Welford of Manitowoc UK. “The GMK3060 was chosen because we already operate a GMK3055 which has proven to be a reliable taxi crane, and the GMK3060 has had a nice facelift with a larger counterweight configuration and increased load chart which fits … [Read more...]
Buenos Aires-based construction equipment provider Covema has been appointed the distributor of Manitowoc crawler cranes and Grove mobile cranes in Argentina. Currently a Manitowoc Crane Care partner, Covema will now offer the company’s full range of All Terrain, Rough Terrain and crawler cranes throughout Argentina. It will also be responsible for providing spare parts, service and training. Manitowoc’s vice president of sales for South America, Cristian Galaz, said: “This alliance will enhance our presence in Argentina with products … [Read more...]
South Australia based Fleurieu Cranes has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 to arrive in Australia. The company had originally intended to purchase a luffing jib for its existing 350 tonne Terex AC350/6 All Terrain crane, but after seeing the capabilities of the 400 tonne Grove GMK6400, the company’s management decided to add one to its fleet along with its full 79 metre luffing jib. Fleurieu, which is based in the Adelaide suburb of Wingfield, purchased the GMK6400 through local Manitowoc dealer RMB Service Group. The crane … [Read more...]
Ghanaian rental company Mobicrane has taken delivery of the first 400 tonne Grove GMK6400 All Terrain crane in Africa, from local distributor Paterson Simons. The six-axle GMK6400 has become the rental company’s flagship crane, with its 60 metre main boom and a 134 metre maximum tip height, when combined with its 79 metre luffing jib. Features include a 12x8 drivetrain, Grove’s self-rigging Mega WingLift system and a single superstructure mounted engine, driving the carrier through a drive line that passes through the slew ring. The … [Read more...]
Revenues at Manitowoc Cranes continues to slip, but order intake has boosted the year end backlog by 28 percent. Revenues for the full year were $2.3 billion eight percent down on 2013, mainly due to lower sales of Rough Terrain cranes and boom trucks. Operating profits for the 12 months were $163.9 million - 25 percent lower than in the previous year. Looking at the fourth quarter revenues declined six percent to $663.2 million for the same reasons as the full year numbers, but also compounded by Euro revenues translating into fewer … [Read more...]
Four Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes were featured prominently in the assembly of several new overpass bridges as part of a $61 million highway project in Wisconsin. The work also included the expansion of highway U.S. 41 traffic lanes, the reconstruction of several of its interchanges and the addition of 40 roundabouts. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental of Milwaukee handled the lifting work. “The 300-ton capacity cranes were just what we needed for the large pick weights associated with many of the lifts, especially the prefabricated tub … [Read more...]