German heavy lift and haulage company MSG Krandienst has taken delivery of three Grove All Terrain cranes from local distributor KranAgentur Werner. They include a 300 tonne GMK6300L, a 150 tonne GMK5150L and a 100 tonne GMK4100L.
The six axle GMK6300L features a seven section 80 metre main boom and up to 37 metres of extension, giving a maximum tip height of 120 metres. It was the first of the three cranes to be delivered.
The five axle GMK5150L features a 60 metre main boom and can travel with 10.2 tonnes of counterweight. It was ordered with alloy wheels, the Birdview 270 degree camera system to improve operator visibility and a 17.8 metre hydraulic luffing swingaway extension, which the company said will be used on special chimney filter changes in steel mills and completing roof work from a distance. The crane was purchased to replace its predecessor, a GMK5130-2, which has been operation in the company’s fleet for the last three years.
The four axle GMK4100L-1 features a 60 metre main boom, is 2.55 metres wide and can carry up to 6.7 tonnes of counterweight within 12 tonne axle loads. The new crane left the factory before the official crane handover took place for its first job erecting a tower crane in Freiburg.
MSG’s managing director, Björn Jatz, said: “The Megatrak independent suspension system on the GMKs is a unique selling proposition for Grove. It gives us the necessary ground clearance in challenging off-road conditions.”
Kran Agentur managing director Andreas Werner added: “We have a great collaboration with MSG and for a long standing partnership characterised by mutual trust.”
Established in 1994, MSG is based in Kehl with additional locations in Freiburg-Teningen in Germany as well as depots in Strasbourg and Mulhouse in France. The company employs 120 and runs a fleet of more than 40 All Terrain cranes between 40 and 750 tonnes.