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UK company Baldwins Crane Hire adds six Grove all-terrains to its expanding fleet

Baldwins Crane Hire, has expanded its fleet with three new Grove GMK5120L all-terrain cranes, two GMK5150XL units, and a GMK5250XL-1, the largest number of five- and six-axle Grove cranes in the UK.

UK company Baldwins Crane Hire adds six Grove all-terrains to its expanding fleet

The GMK5120L cranes are the first of their kind in the country. The 120 t capacity GMK5120L offers long reach with an extraordinary 66 m main boom plus strong taxi crane capabilities. The crane can carry up to 30.7 t of counterweight for configurations of 16.5 t per axle, or up to 14.6 t counterweight for a 12 t per axle configuration. There are also options of 3.1 t of counterweight in a 10 t per axle configuration.

These capabilities allow customers to benefit from greater flexibility and lower transportation costs. With compact dimensions of just 14.2 m length and 2.75 m width, the GMK5120L offers superb access to jobsites plus great maneuverability from Grove’s MEGATRAK® independent suspension.

The GMK5150XL features a 7-section, 68.7 m main boom manufactured with Grove’s MEGAFORM® design. 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. The load charts in taxi configuration are the best-in-class, ensuring easy roadability and transport savings for owners. Taxi configurations start from just 1 t of counterweight and go up to 30.9 t within 16.5 t axle weights.

The GMK5250XL-1 has a 78.5 m boom, making it the longest in its class, and it includes TWIN-LOCK™ boom pinning. Its long boom and high capacities are balanced against a small footprint and stellar maneuverability. Power comes from a Mercedes Benz EUROMOT 5 engine, which drives the carrier and the superstructure. The single-engine design includes fuel-saver technology, which can lower costs by up to 30% compared to previous Grove five-axle cranes. Other features on the crane include the MEGATRAK®suspension with all-wheel steering as well as the optional MAXbase variable outrigger positioning system.

To learn more about Grove’s GMK5120L, GMK5150XL, and GMK5250XL-1, click here.

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