Grove Rolls Out Trio of Telescopic-Boom Crawler Cranes

Grove Rolls Out Trio of Telescopic-Boom Crawler Cranes

Manitowoc has introduced a trio of compact telescoping-boom crawler cranes designed to handle the most unforgiving terrain. The new line of Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) cranes is the result of a landmark partnership with Germany’s Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik, which will produce the cranes in Straubing, Germany.

The GHC55, GHC75, and GHC130 telescoping crawler cranes comprise the new GHC series. All three are now available in North America and Latin America. The cranes offer the benefits of small crawler cranes with the versatility of telescoping booms.

Due to their compact dimensions and transportability, Grove GHC cranes will save time and money for contractors and end users before the job even begins. Once these innovative cranes reach the job site, no assist crane is needed for on-site assembly.

The GHC series cranes’ compact footprint provides excellent maneuverability on the job site and can handle all types of job site conditions. Mountainous or swampy terrain, for example, is easily navigable, and the cranes work well in congested spaces.

Mike Herbert, global product director for rough-terrain cranes at Manitowoc, said the GHC series is ideal for companies that need a simple-to-operate, compact telescopic crawler crane to navigate terrain that won’t accommodate other types of equipment.

“The GHC series is for customers that need a compact, maneuverable crane that can face the rigors of merciless terrain,” he said. “With minimal transport requirements, 100 percent pick-and-carry ability and a telescoping boom, these cranes will prove very nimble in both getting to and navigating job sites.”

Offered for sale exclusively in the North and Latin American markets as part of a long-term strategic partnership between Manitowoc and Sennebogen, the Grove GHC Series cranes are fully supported by Manitowoc Crane Care’s service network.

All three cranes in the GHC series can pick-and-carry full capacity loads and can swing loads 360°. That makes them ideal for applications such as utility projects, where the cranes can carry loads across the job site, adjusting boom length as necessary.

A variety of attachments is available for GHC cranes, including an auger attachment and pole claw. Companies working on power line projects, for example, will be able to drill holes with the auger and lift poles with the claw, using only one crane where before they may have needed several. The requirement of only one operator and one rigger saves additional time and money.

The Grove GHC55 has a 55-USt (50 t) capacity and 100-ft. (30.4 m) main boom length. The total crane length with boom retracted is just 35'3" (10.7 m) long and crane width with crawlers retracted is 11'6" in (3.5 m). Its overall height is 10'8" in (3.2 m).

The Grove GHC75 has a 77-USt (70 t) capacity and 118-ft. (36 m) main boom length. The total crane with boom retracted is just 42'6" in long (13 m), 10'6" wide with crawlers retracted, and 10'5" (3.2 m) high.

The Grove GHC130 has a 132-USt (120 t) capacity and 131'11" (40.2 m) main boom length. With boom and crawlers retracted, the crane measures just 50'4" (15.3 m) long, 12'11" (3.9 m) wide, and 13'0" (4 m) high.

All three cranes feature Tier 4 final compliant Cummins engines.

“The GHC series has very clear benefits for users,” Herbert said. “We know that these cranes will become a valuable and versatile lifting tool in a lot of companies’ fleets.”


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