Maxim Crane Works is receiving a sizable 51-crane order from Manitowoc with a combination of larger Grove rough-terrain cranes and all-terrain cranes from Grove. The crane order is a mix of five and six-axle long boom All Terrain cranes including the GMK5150L, GMK5250XL-1, and the GMK6300L AT-cranes along with a large number of Rough Terrains, including the GRT8100, GRT8120, and the three-axle GRT9165.
Maxim has one of the largest crane rental fleets in North America. The crane purchase is aimed at strengthening the companies newly-opened locations across the USA. Maxim analyzed the crane rental needs of customers and this order of fleet-ready higher capacity cranes positions Maxim as a continued leader as one of the top crane rental companies in the world.
Maxim chief executive Bryan Carlisle said: “We evaluated each category of our current rental fleet and analyzed research data and conversations with our customers to determine what cranes they would need to meet their lifting needs for the next five years. Based on the data, we felt that the combination of large RT and AT-cranes from Grove would enable us to maximize our uptime, increase our ‘rental readiness’ and provide the equipment that would be most versatile throughout the entire Maxim footprint.”
Chief operating officer Frank Bardonaro added: “Maxim will continue to focus on successfully executing our long-term strategic planning by adding the best equipment and people available in the industry. Bryan and our team evaluated each product available and determined that the combination of cranes chosen would be a perfect addition to our fleet.”
Manitowoc chief executive Aaron Ravenscroft said: “Maxim has been a fantastic customer of Manitowoc over the years, and this latest order is a strong demonstration of our continued partnership. Our close collaboration with Maxim and other customers has really helped us build this latest generation of Grove cranes that are tailored to our customer needs. Over the past five years, our focus has been on engineering greater reliability, longer booms, stronger capacities, better operator comfort, and improved efficiency into our cranes.”