GIS EXPO 2023: MANITOWOC LAUNCHES GROVE GRT8100-1 FOR ITALIAN MARKET
The 100 t capacity Grove GRT8100-1 was displayed in Italy for the first time after its global launch at bauma 2022 in Germany at the end of last year.
Manitowoc’s participation at GIS Expo 2023 in Piacenza, Italy, was a huge success with the company launching the Grove GRT8100-1 rough-terrain crane and five-axle Grove all-terrain cranes. Furthermore, visitors learned about Manitowoc’s product support and services to help customers maximize productivity including but not limited to parts, service, training, finance, and refurbishment.
The Grove GRT8100-1 is an upgraded version of the popular and successful GRT8100. Updates on the new model include a 6-cylinder, turbocharged and water-cooled Cummins B6.7 L engine compliant with EUROMOT Stage 5 regulations for use across Italy and the rest of Europe.
The 100 t capacity GRT8100-1 features the same impressive 360° load charts as its predecessor. It also maintains the same overall dimensions, counterweight, and five-section, 12 - 47 m full-power MEGAFORM® boom. However, it features a new chassis that gives customers the option to integrate the highly flexible MAXbase™ variable position outrigger system, which offers up to 15% capacity improvements in certain configurations. Operator comfort is improved thanks to a new, wider Full Vision cab with features such as a tilt/telescopic steering column, a wider, heated, electrically adjustable seat, and a three-camera package that maximizes visibility around the crane.
Popular five-axle all-terrain cranes
In addition to the GRT8100-1, Manitowoc also showcased the GMK5150XL and the GMK5250XL-1. The GMK5150XL is a 150 t capacity crane with a 7-section, 68.7 m main boom made 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 GMK5150XL’s load charts in taxi configuration are also best-in-class, ensuring easy roadability and transport savings for owners.
Visitors also saw the GMK5250XL-1, an all-terrain crane with the longest boom in its class and unbeatable lifting performance at height. The 250 t capacity crane includes a single-engine design, which delivers up to 30% lower diesel consumption compared to previous models.