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 attended by Sennebogen staff. After the hands on session the cranes were put through their paces outside, with details given about optional equipment which include: pole claw, auger and working platforms. All three cranes have load charts with the machine level as well as two and four degrees out of level.
Dave Hull, senior vice president global sales and marketing said: “From time to time, we look beyond our traditional borders to re-evaluate our portfolio to ensure we are offering our customers a complete line of lifting options to suit their needs. It’s with this in mind that we are introducing to you the new Grove GHC Telecrawler series, which we know will find plenty of use in the Americas, from utility projects to construction and everything in between.”
One of the attendees – David O’Connell, president of Grove and Manitowoc dealer Shawmut Equipment, said: “We expect that companies working in the utility, bridge-building and marine industries are going to find considerable use for these cranes, with their quick setup times, the 100 percent pick and carry capacities, and the ability to still pick a load when not completely level. We will certainly be stocking the new cranes.”