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New Grove RT550E Busy on Italian Industrial Jobsites | Equipment Application

New Grove RT550E Busy on Italian Industrial Jobsites | Equipment Application

Grove’s new RT550E rough-terrain crane is currently working on three Italian industrial jobsites performing general construction and maintenance work. The three RT550E that feature Manitowoc's new Crane Control System.

Federico Lovera, EMEA product manager at Manitowoc, explains.“Industrial jobsites need cranes that can handle a variety of work and do jobs quickly,” he says. “Our RT550E is designed to make life easier for the operator. The Crane Control System automatically configures boom length to suit specific loads and radius so operators can perform more lifts in a shorter time.”

One of the RT550Es in Italy was bought by O.MEC. srl, that operates a fleet of more than 20 Grove RT540E and RT880E rough-terrain cranes. The company used its latest addition at an oil refinery in Falconara, on the east coast of Italy, where it helped to dismantle old equipment no longer in use. The RT550E, along with several other Grove rough-terrain cranes, is now heading to Algeria to help build a new railway.

Another RT550E, owned by I.COM srl, is working at the Eni-Polimeri Europa bio-chemical complex in Porto Torres, Sardinia, off the west coast of the country. The crane is moving materials and is helping assemble and install large steel frames at the construction project where a 300 t capacity Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane is also at work.

The third RT550E is owned by CEIE Power, an electrical infrastructure construction company based in Guardiagrele, central Italy, which is using it to install power lines. The crane is ideally suited to the work because of its long boom and high capacity, particularly in tight spaces.

The Grove RT550E has an 26-ft. fixed swingaway jib attachment available to extend the crane’s total reach to 154 ft.. At less than 39 ft. long, 8.4 ft. wide and weighing under 32 tons, the RT550E is a compact crane that fits within most national European road regulations for heavy machinery.


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