Manitowoc has confirmed that it will launch the new 400 tonne Grove GMK6400-1 All Terrain crane at Bauma in October.
The new crane was launched ‘virtually’ at Conexpo 2020 and was first seen at an open day in Wilhelmshaven, Germany last October. It would normally have been on schedule for launch at Bauma in March but given the big show’s delay it will make its first debut in October. It retains the five section 60 metre main boom and is now equipped with a new Stage V/Tier 4 Final diesel driving an upgraded hydraulic system. Other features include the company’s Megatrak suspension system, and MegaDrive hydrostatic drive, the Maxbase variable outrigger set up system, and CCS operating controls.
The six axle crane can be equipped with up to 79 metres of luffing jib for a 136 metre maximum tip height and Grove’s Mega Wing Lift self-rigging Superlift system, which increases lift capacities by up to 70 percent on the main boom and by up to 400 percent on the luffing jib.
The company claims that it can handle many jobs that usually require a seven or eight axle crane but with a smaller overall footprint. It can handle 64 tonnes on the fully extended main boom at a radius of 11 metres, when rigged with the MegaWingLift system - 38 tonnes without!
Andreas Cremer, product manager for All Terrains said: “The GMK6400-1’s predecessor, the GMK6400 was hugely successful and broke the mould for what was possible with a six axle crane in terms of lifting power. So, with the new and upgraded model, we’ve kept the power that customers love and added more speed and flexibility.”
“We knew we wanted to add CCS and MAXbase in the 400 tonne class and our Voice of the Customer discussions confirmed this. It was a complex process to incorporate these upgrades into the new design, along with the latest emissions compliant engine. The result is an impressive heavyweight performer that delivers greater productivity and profitability for our customers.”