MCG is on course to launch revolutionary Grove GTK1100

The GTK1100, first announced by the Manitowoc Crane Group, Manitowoc, Wis., last fall, is currently being built at the company's factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The crane is scheduled to be displayed at the Bauma show next month.

The GTK1100 consists of a wheeled carrier and a luffing telescopic boom, both connected by an 81 m, six-section telescopic mast. Four spreaders at the top of the mast attach to outriggers at the base to provide stability Final specifications for the crane are pending, but provisional charts show the crane lifts loads of over 77 tons to heights of more than 394 feet. Maximum lift height will be more than 459 feet. Options being developed include a lifting beam to ease assembly of the boom and tower.

The GTK1100's patented design offers many benefits on jobs such as erecting wind turbines, or working on industrial or city center sites. The crane offers advantages when lifting at height or where set-up space is restricted. Another major benefit of the GTK is that it transports on a maximum of five trailers. This combination of advantages allows users to save time and money and maximize their return on investment.

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