Featuring improved load capacities compared with previous models, the new GHC140 is the biggest one yet.
With a 52.1m (171ft) six-section, pinned boom, the crane has a maximum capacity of 140 tons and, when configured with the 15m (49.3ft) off-settable bi-fold swingaway, has a maximum tip height of 70m (229.7ft).
Offering the ability to pick-and-carry at 100% of its load chart on inclinations up to 4°, the GHC140 can swing loads a full 360°.
“The Grove GHC line has grown in popularity over the years due to its reliability on the jobsite and best-in-class features,” said JJ Grace, Manitowoc’s product manager for GHC cranes.
“This latest model stems from discussions with customers who liked using our telescopic crawler cranes but needed improved load charts.
“Companies with applications in utility work, alternative energy applications, tunnel construction, barge work and storage tank construction will find the crane especially useful, as it fits easily onto a variety of jobsites.
“With its pin telescoping boom, operators can easily handle a variety of lifts at various radii. This enables users to reach greater heights than they could previously with other GHC models.”
With a 57% gradeability track rating, the crawler crane is designed to handle tough jobsite conditions such as swampy or mountainous ground. Its undercarriage is driven by powerful two-speed hydrostatic drive motors.
A choice of engine options means either a 173hp Cummins QSB 4.5-liter Tier 4 Final or a 160hp Tier 3 unit both meet current EPA requirements.
BY: JAMES ALLEN