Taiwanese crane rental company Huixiang Crane Lifting has purchased its first Grove crane – a GMK5250XL-1.


The five-axle all-terrain crane is now the largest machine in the company’s rental fleet of six units. The first job for the GMK5250XL-1 will be supporting construction work at a local science park project.

The 250-tonne capacity machine has a boom length of 78.5 m. For extra reach, the crane has a 17.8 m bi-fold swingaway extension that can be lengthened further to 33.8 m with additional inserts.

“Working in a country like Taiwan requires a very versatile crane,” said Leon Huang, sales manager at local dealer Champion Auto, which sold the crane to Huixiang Crane Lifting. “Customers need power and reach to help with a large number of high-rise projects in the country, but also a crane that is easy and economical to move because of the busy urban centres spread across a large country. At the same time, it’s also good to have a crane capable of carrying a large amount of counterweight on the road. The Grove GMK5250XL-1 ticks all those boxes.”