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Manitowoc: France’s A.A.Y.M. adds a second Grove crane to fleet

Family-run heavy lifting and handling company A.A.Y.M. has received its second Grove all-terrain crane, a 150 t capacity Grove GMK5150XL. The Lamballe, France-based company bought the GMK5150XL to serve a variety of applications including construction, shipyard work, and industrial maintenance.

Manitowoc: France’s A.A.Y.M. adds a second Grove crane to fleet

  • The family-owned lifting and handling company purchased its first Grove crane, a GMK6300L-1, in 2021.
  • Now it has added a second, a GMK5150XL, following many positive experiences with the GMK6300L-1.
  • The new crane got right to work at a local factory, supplying materials for work on the facility’s rooftop.

Its first job was supplying materials for work on a local factory rooftop, where it was configured with its maximum 68.7 m boom and full counterweight of 44.5 t. The company previously handled a similar job at the same location and sent its GMK6300L-1. So, having the GMK5150XL in the fleet has freed up the 300 t capacity GMK6300L-1 to work on bigger tasks.

“We really appreciate our newest Grove model for its innovative features and high-quality detailing. It’s got a long boom for a five-axle crane, strong load charts, great taxi capabilities, and maneuverability on narrow jobsites. We equipped the crane with several optional extras, including the MAXbase™ variable outrigger positioning system, a wireless remote control, and a birds-eye view camera. It’s a very impressive crane,” said Yvan Martin, company manager at A.A.Y.M.

Manitowoc: France’s A.A.Y.M. adds a second Grove crane to fleet

The GMK5150XL features a 7-section, MEGAFORM® boom with class-leading strength. Its load charts in taxi configuration are best-in-class, ensuring easy roadability and transport savings for owners. 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.

A.A.Y.M. was formed in 2001 by Yvan Martin. The company manages efficient heavy lifting and handling missions throughout its local region.

To learn more about Grove’s GMK5150XL, click here.

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