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Manitowoc delivers to Merkel

June 12 - Merkel Autokrane has purchased a new Grove GMK5250L all-terrain crane from Manitowoc.

Manitowoc claims that the 250-tonne capacity GMK5250L offers the strongest reach and load chart of any five-axle crane, and is the first mobile crane to feature a VIAB turbo clutch and integrated retarder.

The Grove crane also offers excellent roadability with its below 12-tonnes per axle configuration, which leaves room for additional equipment that can be added later, said the crane manufacturer.

The GMK5250L is powered by a single engine - a concept pioneered by Grove on its GMK6400 model. Manitowoc says that a single engine means lower fuel consumption during operation, reduced overall weight and less maintenance, meaning the crane is far more economical. The GMK5250L claims to offer fuel savings of up to 30 percent compared with its predecessor, the GMK5220.


The Grove GMK5250L crane.

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ESTA joins EC best practice project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.
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LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
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Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
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Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
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