April 7 - The Netherlands headquartered industrial lifting and logistics provider Mammoet has purchased four Grove RT550E rough terrain cranes from Manitowoc.

The cranes have already been commissioned to start work on a large steel mill and other industrial plant projects in Belgium.

At less than 12 m long, 2.55 m wide and weighing under 29 tonnes, the RT550E offers the highest capacity in its class at 45 tonnes and the longest boom at 39 m, claims Manitowoc.

The five-section boom can telescope partial loads between any two boom positions. It can also be fitted with an 8 m fixed swingaway jib to extend its reach to 47 m.

Manitowoc states that the hoist offers a higher single line pull, increased speed and line pull speeds are improved by up to 70 percent compared to similar cranes in this class.

Wouter van Noort
, managing director of Mammoet Benelux commented: "The RT550E is an ideal product for us with its small footprint and quick and easy set-up times." He added: "One of the main reasons we selected this crane was because it has the longest boom in its class, so we did not require an additional jib section. Additionally, because we are a rental company, we required a crane that was easy to transport to different jobsites at the lowest possible cost. Because of its compact dimensions, the RT550E was the perfect choice."