Manitowoc introduces enhanced driver’s cab on Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes
With the introduction of Manitowoc's new carrier cabin, cab2020, Grove has enhanced comfort and ergonomics for crane operators.
The new cab2020 meets the latest crash-test requirements in Europe and is ECE R29-3 approved. The new cab2020 is now available on all Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes, the GMK3050-3, GMK3060-2 and GMK3060L-1.
Space inside the cab2020 is used more efficiently. The layout ensures ample room for the cab's controls, which are clearly arranged. The CCS (Crane Control System) display is positioned slightly higher to ensure it is comfortably and conveniently within the operator's sight and reach. Optimally laid out buttons and dials ensure that the crane can be handled easily and intuitively. The result is a comfortable and user-friendly environment that helps the operator to focus on the task in hand.
Instead of building on previous carrier cabs, the cab2020 designers established a new concept based on close involvement of end users and customers. Initially, Grove asked users about their personal requirements for a driver's cab, including their priorities and preferences when driving to the job site. The result of this study led to a prototype model of the cab2020, which was shown on the Manitowoc booth at bauma 2019 in Munich.
The all-terrain product management team gathered further first-hand opinions from bauma visitors. Afterwards, Grove took all feedback into account when refining the design.
"It was important for us to retain what was deemed as perfect and tried and tested by crane operators. But by adding the extra bits and pieces, we have achieved real improvements in design and function, which resulted in our new cab2020 becoming the new carrier cab for the smaller range of our Grove all-terrain cranes," said Andreas Cremer, Vice President of Product Management for Mobile Cranes at Manitowoc.