Manitowoc Displays 14 Products at Bauma

Manitowoc Crane Group is showing 14 products at Bauma, including 11 new cranes. Highlights in the company's booth include the GTK 1100 and Model 14000 crawler crane. Both cranes convey mobility and fast erection.

The GTK 1100's design enables it to be shipped on just five trucks and lift more than 70 tons to heights exceeding 400 feet within six hours of arriving on a jobsite. Traditional equipment providing similar lift capacities could require 24 hours of set-up time and 20 to 25 trucks for transport. This machine combines elements of Manitowoc's crawler, tower, and mobile crane technologies and is suited for applications such as wind power installations.

According to Glen Tellock, president of the Manitowoc Crane Group, the Model 14000 crawler crane was developed in response to customer interest to replace the flagship Model 4100W • Manitowoc's most-popular crawler crane ever. Offering a 200 metric-ton capacity, the 14000 incorporates the latest in hydraulic technology and electronic controls. Unlike its predecessor, the Model 14000 features Manitowoc's FACT self-erect technology to reduce the time and manpower needed for assembly and mobilization.

Other Manitowoc cranes on-display at Bauma include three new five-axle all-terrain cranes • the GMK5095, the GMK5110- 1, and the GMK5130-2, which range in capacity from 110 to 143 metric tons and provide maximum tip heights of 272 to 312 feet; the 39-ton Model RT540CE a rough-terrain crane that features an automotive-style dashboard and electronic joystick controls; the MDT-218 top-slewing tower crane and Igo T-70 self-erecting crane.