UK-based lifting solutions and equipment provider Southern Cranes has purchased 10 Grove all-terrain cranes from Manitowoc as it updates its fleet.

Southern Cranes adds 10 Grove units

Source: Manitowoc

The company will acquire a mix of three and five-axle units, including the latest Grove GMK5150XL, GMK5250XL-1, and 60-tonne capacity GMK3060L-1 all-terrain models. 

The 150-tonne capacity GMK5150XL features a seven-section, MegaForm boom. Taxi configurations start from just 1 tonne of counterweight and for configurations of 12-tonne per axle, the GMK5150XL can carry up to 10.2 tonnes of counterweight. There is also a configuration of 16.5 tonne per axle, which is able to drive with 30.9 tonne of counterweight.

The 250-tonne capacity GMK5250XL-1, meanwhile, has a 78.5 m main boom. The long boom and high capacities are balanced against a small footprint and excellent manoeuvrability, said Manitowoc

Southern Cranes is already familiar with the GMK5250XL-1, having been the first in the UK to receive this model. “Our GMK5250XL-1 has been an excellent performer, and it’s perfect for tower crane erection,” said Kelvin Prince, director of Southern Cranes. “Adding another 250-tonne machine will open up new opportunities for us. Elsewhere, we are in the process of replacing our older 90-tonne machines and want to explore bigger options; the GMK5150XL is a great fit. It will help us increase our utilisation.”