Grove-All-Terrain Crane Becomes Popular in Australia
Grove has underlined its position as the industry’s leading supplier of all-terrain cranes, particularly in terms of stringent axle weight requirements and category-leading reach. With the GMK5250L and GMK4100L-1 now firmly established in the market, the order book for the newer GMK5150L has been building.
The ‘L’ suffix of the GMK4100L-1, GMK5250L, and GMK5150L identifies them as having exceptionally long booms within the manufacturer’s range. The GMK4100L-1 has a 100 t capacity and the main boom of 60 m. With a strong focus on readability, the crane is able to meet the 12 t per axle limit when traveling with 6.7 t of counterweight. In this configuration, the unit offers a 10% capacity improvement over its predecessor, the GMK4100L.
The last 18 months have seen a surge in the number of long-boom Grove all-terrain cranes heading into Australia. The machines’ combination of exceptional reach and easier mobility is proving a successful formula for rental companies, with near-continuous deliveries of the GMK4100L-1, GMK5250L and GMK5150L heading to crane depots across the country.
One of the most active purchasers in recent times has been NSW-based Borger Cranes, which has ordered five Grove units: two GMK5250L cranes and a GMK4100 are already working, plus two GMK4100L-1 cranes are due for delivery shortly.