Manitowoc Cranes to intro 5 new Grove models at ConExpo 2020

Marcia Gruver Doyle Pix
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Manitowoc Cranes will unveil five new Grove models at its during ConExpo, including the Grove GRT8120. The 120-ton rough-terrain crane has a 197-foot  boom length and a new carrier design. The company will be located at booth F6144 in the Festival Grounds.

Manitowoc says the GRT8120 features “the longest boom and strongest load charts in its class, along with a new compact carrier design with flat decking for improved maneuverability, serviceability and job site access.” Industries targeted for the machine include the petrochemical, construction and wind power industries, among others.

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“Many of our customers wanted to fill a void in the 120-ton class, and also increase their crane utilization with easier transportability, greater reach and capacity, and improved access for serviceability,” says John Bair, product manager for rough-terrain cranes at Manitowoc. “We were able to accomplish this through an all-new carrier design along with several other new features debuting on this crane. We’re happy to say that the 197-ft boom length and strong load charts put this crane at the top of its class.”

Based largely off the GRT8100, the GRT8120 has a 265-foot max height when equipped with the 57.6-foot bi-fold swingaway extension that comes in either manual or hydraulically offsettable configurations. The crane features a MAXbase asymmetrical outrigger system that aids maneuverability in congested jobsites requiring maximum reach.

A new, wider, full-vision cab with 20-degree tilt assists operator comfort and visibility. A Boom Configurator mode simplifies telescoping of the boom and provides on-board lift planning. It can be easily transported to job sites and needs minimal job site preparation

With a 15-mph travel speed with full counterweight,  the GRT8120 has smart sensing outrigger cylinders in lieu of string pots.“We’ve also added a wireless, handheld rigging remote for quick and easy set up on site,” Bair says. The CCS Crane Control System improves efficiency and reduces training time, according to the company.

The other new Grove cranes at ConExpo will include the previously released GRT9165 rough-terrain crane, GHC140 telescoping crawler crane, TMS500-2 truck crane and a yet-to-be-announced model.