A new 108.8 tonne GRT8120 Grove Rough Terrain crane is due to be launched at Conexpo.
The GRT8120 is the latest model in the company’s GRT range of Rough Terrain cranes and features a seven section 60 metre main boom, which is the longest available on an RT of this size, topping Tadano’s 120 ton model by four metres and some models by almost 10 metres. A choice of manual or hydraulic offset extensions take the maximum tip height to almost 81 metres.
Based largely on the GRT8100, the GRT8120 features the company’s MAXbase variable outrigger set up and CCS (Crane Control System) systems, along with a new wider cab with 20 degrees of tilt.
John Bair, Manitowoc product manager for Rough Terrain cranes, said: “Many of our customers wanted to fill a void in the 120 ton class, and increase their crane utilisation with easier transport, greater reach and capacity, and improved access for servicing. 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 boom length and strong load charts put this crane at the top of its class.”
“For the GRT8120 we were also able to add smart sensing outrigger cylinders in lieu of string pots that, along with nearly every component on the crane, were tested well past industry standards at our product verification centre. We have also added a wireless, handheld rigging remote for quick and easy set up.”