August 17 - Crane and heavy transport service provider, DCH Crane, has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5250L in a move to enhance the mobility of its fleet.

The company which is based in Paradise, a suburb of St. John's, Canada says it was looking for a crane that could meet 80 percent of its capacity needs, whilst remaining in the five-axle class because of regional weight restrictions.

Dwayne Murphy, manager at DCH Crane said: "The GMK5250L suits our needs - it's powerful for its size and gives us the mobility we need to efficiently service our ongoing work."

The 300-tonne capacity GMK5250L was the first ever mobile crane to feature the VIAB turbo clutch module, which eliminates fluid overheating and clutch burning as it delivers improved fuel economy, claims Manitowoc.

The GMK5250L includes interchangeable counterweight slabs, a self-rigging auxiliary hoist and a 230 ft (70.10 m) main boom that offers a stronger reach and load chart than many competing five-axle cranes, the company added.

DCH purchased the GMK5250L from Shawmut Equipment, a crane dealer that has served New England and the Atlantic provinces of Canada since 1957.

DCH Crane is a locally owned and operated crane and transport company that has served the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for more than 30 years. DCH offers services in numerous industries, including oil and gas, wind energy and construction.