Manitowoc looks to get more eyes on Grove cranes at bauma 2022

Manitowoc looks to get more eyes on new cranes at bauma 2022

Manitowoc will be displaying the new Grove GMK5150XL and Grove GMK5120L for the first time at bauma 2022.

According to the company, both cranes set new standards for strength and reach, pushing the envelope of what’s possible for a five-axle all-terrain crane.

“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.”

New generation of 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, enhancing visibility and maneuverability.

Grove GMK5150XL

The Grove GMK5150XL all-terrain crane provides increased capacity and a boom length that surpasses most 220 t machines. This new model offers almost 69 m of main boom. At 68.7 m, it can handle 8.1 t; at 66 m it lifts 9.5 t and at almost 60 m it lifts 13 t.

Counterweight slabs are interchangeable with those from the GMK5120L or any other Grove 150 t crane, simplifying logistics and handling. The flexible counterweight configurations enable setup to be tailored to customer needs. Taxi configurations start from just 1 t of counterweight and 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 an outstanding 30.9 t of counterweight on board.

At just 2.75 m wide, it this model can access narrow jobsites. Also, with the MAXbase option for flexible outrigger configuration, optimizing setup and lifting position is quick and easy.

Grove GMK5120L

Manitowoc looks to get more eyes on new cranes at bauma 2022

The Grove GMK5120L has a capacity of 120 t and its main boom has a reach of 66 m.

With compact dimensions of just 14.195 m overall length and 2.75 m width, the GMK5120L can offer access to tight jobsites. Furthermore, this is complemented by the maneuverability of Grove’s MEGATRAK independent suspension.