US construction contractor F.A Wilhelm has taken delivery of two 51 tonne Grove GRT655L Rough Terrain cranes from local distributor Walter Payton Power Equipment.
The two axle GRT655L features a five section 43 metre boom plus a 7.9 to 13.7 metre swingaway extension to offer a maximum tip height of 59.7 metres. Features include a tilting cab, hydraulic disc brakes, load sensing hydraulics and an ‘eco mode’ for lower fuel consumption. Both cranes went straight to work on construction sites in Indiana.
Wilhelm vice president of corporate marketing, April Parsley, said: “Our projects are getting larger and more complex, and having our own cranes gives us the flexibility and nimbleness we need. We’re just doing so many more projects that we need rapid delivery on.”
Walter Payton regional manager Dick Feldman, added: “The GRT655Ls should become essential tools for Wilhelm’s lifting needs. The cranes’ versatility and ample capacity should take their projects to the next level.”
Founded in 1923 in Indianapolis, Wilhelm is one of the largest general contractors in the American Midwest.