The first Grove rough-terrain cranes assembled in Manitowoc’s newest factory in Passo Fundo, Brazil, have been delivered to the first two customers: Servi-Sá Auto Crane Rental & Services, and Machinery and Engineering Lauer. The companies both received Grove RT765E-2 rough-terrain cranes.
Both companies are using the cranes to help build a factory for Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), a steel company in Volta Redonda, Brazil. The $1.2 million factory expansion is expected to produce 100,000 tons of rebar wire rods each year.
“For a project as big as the CSN factory, we needed proven tools to complete the job,” said Joel Sá, owner of Servi-Sá. “As we’ve been using Groves for several years now, we knew they would be the best cranes for the construction. And the fact that the crane was made right here in Brazil makes it an even better choice.”
The 60-ton capacity Grove RT765E-2 features four-wheel, multi-mode steering and a full vision cab that helps operators maneuver through rugged jobsites. Its 109.9 ft. megaform boom design offers greater rigidity that helps lift heavier loads.
“The fact that these first two rough-terrain cranes from Passo Fundo are heading straight from the factory to a major jobsite reflects both the boom of Brazil’s economy and Manitowoc’s smart decision to build new cranes here,” said Mauro Nunes da Silva, general manager of operations for Manitowoc in Brazil. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team for continuing to achieve such important milestones for the company and for our customers here in Brazil.”