Grove, a global crane manufacturer and brand, is preparing to showcase two new five-axle, all-terrain cranes to the public, the GMK5150XL and GMK5120L.
“We presented the GMK5150XL and GMK5120L during customer events at our Wilhelmshaven facility in Germany last year. But having them on the booth at bauma will introduce them to a much larger audience,” said Andreas Cremer, vice president of product management for mobile cranes at Manitowoc.
“We are thrilled to present these cranes at the world’s largest construction equipment exhibition and are expecting lots of interest. In recent years, Grove has led the way in the five-axle all-terrain class and these two new models raise the bar. Their outstanding taxi crane features, strength, and reach redefine what’s possible with a five-axle machine in the capacity classes of 120 t and 150 t.”
The Grove GMK5150XL all-terrain crane offers almost 69 m of main boom. At 68.7 m, it can handle 8.1 t, while at 66 m, it lifts 9.5 t. At almost 60 m, it lifts 13.0 t.
The GMK5150XL’s load charts in taxi configuration ensures manageable roadability and transport for owners. Counterweight slabs are interchangeable with those from the GMK5120L or any other Grove 150 t crane, which helps simplify logistics and handling. The flexible counterweight configurations enable setup to be tailored to customer needs. Taxi configurations start from just 1 t of counterweight. For configurations of 12 t per axle, the GMK5150XL can carry up to 10.2 t of counterweight. There is also a heavyweight counterweight configuration of 16.5 t per axle, which makes it possible to drive the crane with 30.9 t of counterweight on board.
The new Grove features compact dimensions. At just 2.75 m wide, it can access narrow jobsites. The MAXbase option supports outrigger configuration.
The 120 t capacity Grove GMK5120L is equipped with 66 m of main boom. Customers can adapt the crane's onboard counterweight to suit the job – no matter if that’s 10 t, 12 t or 16.5 t per axle.
With compact dimensions of 14.195 m overall length and 2.75 m width, the GMK5120L makes jobsites accessible. Grove’s MEGATRAK independent suspension enables the machine to maneuver around work areas.
New Generation Carrier Cabs
Both the GMK5120L and the GMK5150XL come with the latest generation of Grove carrier cabs. The new cab design seats the operator an additional 235 mm from the centerline for visibility and maneuverability.