Manitowoc Cranes will launch an upgrade of the three-axle Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane at bauma 2019 in Munich. The new GMK3060L is based on its predecessor's design but has a longer boom (157.5 ft/48 m instead of 141 ft/43 m) and offers the strongest taxi load charts in its class.
Like the original, the GMK3060L features the most compact dimensions in the three-axle segment, enabling it to access tight job sites, maneuver easily around city centers, and even work indoors. The chassis is almost as compact as a two-axle model and up to 1 m shorter than competitive three-axle cranes, with a carrier length of only 28.47 ft/8.68 m and a minimum overall height of 11.41 ft (3.48 m) with the suspension fully lowered. The new model features a longer, 157.5 ft (48 m) seven-section TWIN-LOCK hydraulic pinned main boom and boasts significantly stronger load charts.
Andreas Cremer, Manitowoc's global product director for all terrain cranes, said: "We launched the GMK3060 at bauma 2013, and it has been a great success for us. The new GMK3060L takes that crane and makes it even better by providing a longer boom, stronger load charts, fast operating speeds and a powerful yet more environmentally friendly engine."
The GMK3060L was developed in accordance with The Manitowoc Way and is a result of Voice of the Customer feedback, a methodology whereby cranes are built in accordance with customers' needs and wants.
It features Manitowoc's Crane Control System (CCS), as well as a boom configurator feature. This enables operators to input basic lift parameters, such as load, radius and load height, and the system automatically provides optimal boom options for performing the lift. This saves time at the job site and makes the setup process much easier. Like all GMK cranes with CCS, the GMK3060L will also feature the MAXbase option for variable outrigger settings and increase load charts in certain working ranges.
The GMK3060L is powered by a Cummins QSL9, a 254 kW (340 hp) six-cylinder in-line diesel engine for reduced fuel consumption. The QSL9 combines high strength with a compact footprint for one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class, and will be available in both Tier 3/Euromot III and Tier 4 Final/Euromot V variants to cater for all markets. The crane will include a ZF TraXon automatic transmission, giving it 12 forward-speed options and two reverse.
The new three-axle all-terrain crane will be debuted at the Manitowoc stand at bauma 2019 in Munich, taking place from 8-14 April 2019 at the Messe München in Munich, Germany.