All-terrain cranes are big machines designed for specialized applications, whether that is construction and maintenance in the oil fields, assembling tower cranes, or lifting HVAC units to the top of buildings. There are many things to consider when bringing an all-terrain crane to a jobsite – including road and bridge regulations, safety and training for the operators, and space on the jobsite in more condensed areas, as well as the costs that go beyond the sticker price of the equipment. We asked a panel of industry experts to share their insight on these topics and more.
Manitowoc Company, Inc
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Grove and Strongco celebrated 60 years of doing business together during a special ceremony at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. Strongco is a Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane dealer that has a strong presence in selling, renting and servicing equipment across Canada.
CM Labs has announced that they are developing the second in a series of groundbreaking simulators showcasing the intuitive Crane Control System (CCS) from Manitowoc Cranes, leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions.
Towering over the Manitowoc stand at bauma 2019 was the new Potain MDT 809, the largest topless crane ever built by the manufacturer. While delivering unprecedented lift capacity and reach, the new crane also boasts an advanced design that provides reduced operating costs and easier assembly for owners.
Manitowoc has greatly expanded its service and support offerings and featured them at bauma 2019. The company called attention to a diverse portfolio of tools and services that bolster its crane and technologies lineup.
In 2018, Manitowoc's factory in Niella Tanaro, Italy boosted production of Grove rough-terrain cranes to better serve customers in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, and this enhanced capability is highlighted at bauma 2019. The company is showing two rough-terrain cranes at the exhibition, a 100 t capacity GRT8100 and a 51 t capacity GRT655L. The GRT8100 on show was built at the Italian plant while Manitowoc plans to start building the GRT655L there in future.
At bauma 2019 Manitowoc launched an impressive new unit in the five-axle category and two new three-axle models. Andreas Cremer, global product director for all-terrain cranes at Manitowoc, said the launch of the new models underlines the company's increased speed of product development under The Manitowoc Way and its ongoing commitment to building cranes that offer outstanding return on investment.
Manitowoc has officially launched for North America its biggest Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane, the new GHC140. It's the latest in a long line of telescoping crawler cranes with enhanced features and what the company states are best-in-class load charts.
Manitowoc Cranes has appointed a new Potain self-erecting crane dealer, Leavitt Cranes. The company will sell and support the cranes in Washington and Oregon, as well as providing consultation and training. The Washington-based company, a division of Pacific Northwest Company, has an extensive history of equipment sales and rentals in the region, which will enable it to leverage an already diverse customer base and years of sales, service and training experience for Potain customers.