Irving Equipment picks up two new Grove cranes

Irving Equipment

Irving Equipment is expanding its fleet with the addition of a Manitowoc GMK5250L and TMS9000-2 cranes.

With the two new cranes, the Saint John, New Brunswick-based construction company will be able to perform two-hook operations, which boosts its competitive edge.

“We are now better equipped to provide the best lifting solution for our clients,” said Victor Murty, operations manager at Irving.

“Now we have even more lifting options. This will help us compete for and win jobs we couldn’t have previously.”

Irving Equipment collaboration

Irving Equipment works closely with Manitowoc to provide feedback to the manufacturer about what customers might want from their cranes.

The crane contractor even goes so far as to provide data about the Manitowoc cranes utilization in its fleet to the manufacturer.

The latest example of the collaboration with Irving Equipment involves the fuel consumption of the TMS9000-2 and the efficiency of the GMK5250L.

“The TMS9000-2 has an automatic truck transmission, which enables us to report about its fuel usage in comparison with our other machines,” Murty said.

“The GMK5250L is a one-engine crane and employs the Maxbase multiple position outrigger system. With one engine, we cut down on maintenance, and the Maxbase technology enables us to better position the crane around job sites.”

The TMS9000-2 is a Grove truck mounted crane that features a 11.2 metre to 51.6 metre, six-section Grove Megaform boom, and has optional extensions and a counterweight removal system.

It also has a 100 tonne capacity, as well as multiple bi-fold swingaway extension options. The GMK5250L is an all-terrain crane that features Maxbase technology, a 250 tonne capacity and a 70 metre, seven-section boom.

A 60-year partnership

Irving Equipment specializes in heavy lifting and has been working with Manitowoc for more than 60 years. About 60 per cent of its fleet is comprised of cranes from Manitowoc. Irving’s dealer, Shawmut Equipment, plays a crucial role in the relationship between Irving and Manitowoc. The dealer often helps Irving identify what needs it is trying to address and then finds the solution the construction company will benefit from the most.

“We’re very proud to be part of the history of success of Irving Equipment,” said Brian O’Connell, vice president of Shawmut Equipment. “The company is on the leading edge of technology, investing in innovative solutions to improve its operations on the jobsite.”