Grove is expanding the availability of its next generation cab to specific four- and five-axle GMK cranes up to 150 tonne capacity.
In December, the new cab was introduced on the Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes. Now, the cab is also available on the GMK4090-1, GMK4100L-2, GMK5150-1 and GMK5150L-1 all-terrain cranes.
The new carrier cab has a modern design, which meets the latest European crash-test requirements. Crane operators benefit from increased space within the cab, while the overall dimensions of the all-terrain cranes remain unchanged. Within a 2.55 metre width, the crane includes new interior features. Practical compartments in the dashboard, between the seats and integrated into the vehicle’s doors, offer ample space to store loose items and documents.
The cab interior also incorporates cupholders and USB ports that allow mobile phones and other electronic devices to be charged. An ergonomic driver’s seat with air suspension, armrests and seat heating comes as standard.
“User-friendliness and driver ergonomics were our priorities in the development of the new generation of Grove carrier cabs, so an understanding of operators’ day-to-day work conditions was essential to the process. The operator needs to feel comfortable to and from any job site” said Andreas Cremer, vice-president for product management, mobile cranes at Manitowoc.
“We introduced the prototype of the new generation of Grove carrier cabs cab2020 to the market at bauma 2019 as part of a design study. The feedback was already extremely positive at that point, yet we still took the opportunity to speak directly with customers and operators and included their comments in the final development stages of the new carrier cab.”
The CCS (Crane Control System) can be reached comfortably from a seated position and has been ergonomically integrated into the cab. The intuitive interface makes the operator’s job easier as the most frequently used settings, such as chassis level and axle locking, can be selected via the CCS. Different drive modes can also be chosen via the CCS screen.
As all CCS displays offer the same layout and navigation throughout the GMK model range, it is easy for operators to switch from one Grove all-terrain crane to another.