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BKL Baukran Logistik updates 150t Grove offerings with the latest technology

BKL has invested in two Grove GMK5150XL cranes to replace its previous generation GMK5150L cranes.

BKL Baukran Logistik updates 150t Grove offerings with the latest technology
  • One of the new cranes was displayed at bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany last year, before delivery to the German rental giant
  • BKL is a long-standing Manitowoc customer and already has dozens of Grove mobile cranes and Potain tower cranes in its rental fleet.

German rental company BKL Baukran Logistik received two new Grove GMK5150XL all-terrain cranes. The company is one of the largest full-service providers of crane solutions in Europe. It purchased the new Grove cranes specifically to support its tower crane rental and service business.

The GMK5150XL features a 7-section, 68.7 m main boom made with Grove’s MEGAFORM® design, using an egg-shaped cross section to deliver class-leading strength. It offers a host of attractive lifting capabilities for tower crane assembly, including the ability to lift 8.1 t at 68.7 m; 9.5 t at 66 m; and 13 t at almost 60 m. These load charts are unmatched in this class and come on a crane with a boom length surpassing most 220 t class machines.

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 t crane, further 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.

The new Grove boasts compact dimensions that other five-axle cranes can only dream of. At just 2.75 m wide, it effortlessly accesses the narrowest of jobsites, and with the MAXbase option for flexible outrigger configuration, optimizing setup and lifting position is quick and easy.

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