US crane rental company Nebraska Crane has taken delivery of a 149 tonne Grove GRT9165 Rough Terrain crane from the local dealer Aspen Equipment.
The three axle GRT 9165 - first introduced in 2018 - features a 62.5 metre six section main boom which can be extended to a maximum tip height of 91.2 metres with a choice of manual or hydraulic offset extensions. Features include hydro-gas suspension on the rear axles, hydraulically removable counterweight and outrigger boxes, and the new, wider and tilting cab with Grove’s Crane Control System (CCS). Upon taking delivery, the crane went straight to work on a wind turbine maintenance task in Iowa, and then moving on to setting precast concrete panels on a large parking garage construction project.
Nebraska Crane’ operations manager Ty Noyes, said: “Its strong charts and boom length provide fantastic capabilities in the field. This job at the parking garage, for example, would traditionally be done with a small crawler crane. But we were able to do it with the GRT9165 at a lower cost while adding more flexibility to the job site, as we can move this compact Rough Terrain crane around where we need it. At the end of the day, customers want the most capability that they can get at the lowest cost.”
Todd Foster, president of Aspen Equipment added: “We are thrilled to continue supporting Nebraska Crane’s success with the new Grove GRT9165. The only Rough Terrain crane of this size in the Nebraska market should give them a major competitive advantage with its outstanding capabilities.”
Established in 1993, family owned Nebraska Crane operates a fleet of Rough Terrain - almost exclusively Grove - All Terrain, truck and crawler cranes throughout the Midwest from its locations in Kearny and Lincoln, Nebraska. It is also a distributor of Ashland Industries, Towmaster, Travalong, and Shuttlelift products.