May 9 - Modern Cranes, a crane rental company based in Hyderabad, India, has expanded its crane fleet with its biggest acquisition yet - a Grove GMK6300L.
The 300-tonne capacity, six-axle mobile crane is one of the world's best-selling six-axle mobile cranes and is manufactured at Manitowoc's Wilhelmshaven, Germany facility.
With infrastructure development in India showing a demand spike in recent years, the Grove GMK6300L has been earmarked by Modern Cranes to support large projects such as bridge building, girder placement, railway works, chiller erections in HVAC projects; as well as applications in the cement and power industries.
"Modern Cranes has a solid history of using Grove cranes and we continue to use them today because of their strong functionality, reliability and safety features. The purchase of the Grove GMK6300L is reflective of the optimistic mood in India's construction market," said Amin Ladha, partner at Modern Cranes.
"Mindsets have matured following new government regulations in 2005, which require the use of safer and more reliable cranes in large-scale public and private projects. As safety norms in India evolve, we need to keep up with these changes."
The GMK6300L features a 15.6 m - 80 m seven-section full power boom with Grove's Megaform shaping and Twin-Lock pinning. Its Megatrak independent hydro-pneumatic suspension system is the best off-road driveline on the market today, and enables the GMK6300L to operate as a true all-terrain crane, claims the crane manufacturer.
Other features include a 12 m - 21 m hydraulic offset bi-fold swingaway jib, which has 2 x 8 m intermediate lattice inserts to boost reach, with an overall maximum tip height of 120 m achievable.