Visitors to bauma 2022 will see two new Grove all-terrain cranes in public for the first time. Both the GMK5150XL and Grove GMK5120L are expected to be popular exhibits at the Manitowoc booth. Visitors will be able to view the cranes up close and hear from product experts involved in their design.
“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 provides increased capacity and a boom length that surpasses most 220-ton machines, Grove said. This new model is redefining the five-axle, 150-ton class by offering almost 69 meters of main boom. At 68.7 meters it can handle 8.1 tons; at 66 meters it lifts 9.5 tons and at almost 60 meters it lifts 13.0 tons.
The GMK5150XL’s load charts in taxi configuration are also best-in-class, ensuring easy roadability and transport savings for owners. Counterweight slabs are interchangeable with those from the GMK5120L or any other Grove 150-ton crane, further simplifying logistics and handling. The flexible counterweight configurations enable setup to be tailored to customer needs. Taxi configurations start from just 1 ton of counterweight and for configurations of 12 tons per axle, the GMK5150XL can carry up to 10.2 tons of counterweight.
There is also a heavyweight counterweight configuration of 16.5 tons per axle, which makes it possible to drive the crane with 30.9 tons of counterweight on board. The new Grove is just 2.75 meters wide, able to access narrow jobsites, and with the MAXbase option for flexible outrigger configuration, optimizing setup and lifting position is designed to be quick and easy.
The 120-ton capacity Grove GMK5120L offers reach with its 66-meter main boom. With this versatile all-terrain crane, Grove expands its range with another taxi crane that enables customers to benefit from greater flexibility and lower transportation costs. The crane can adapt its onboard counterweight to suit the job — no matter if that’s 10 tons, 12 tons or 16.5 tons per axle.
With compact dimensions of just 14.195 meters overall length and 2.75 meters width, the GMK5120L offers superb access to jobsites, complemented with great maneuverability from Grove’s MEGATRAK independent suspension.
New generation carrier cabs
Both the GMK5120L and the GMK5150XL come with the latest generation of Grove carrier cabs, providing increased operator comfort and convenience. The new cab design seats the operator an additional 235 mm from the centerline, enhancing visibility and maneuverability. Customers can experience this enhanced operating position themselves when they see the crane at Manitowoc booth FS1202. This year’s bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany, is expected to attract more than 600,000 visitors from more than 200 countries.