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Five new cranes for Nordic

Nordic Crane has taken delivery of five Grove five axle All Terrain cranes.

Norwegian/Nordic region rental company Nordic Crane has taken delivery of five new Grove All Terrain cranes - two 150 tonne GMK5150L-1 and three 250 tonne GMK5250XL-1s. One of the 250 tonners will be based at Nordic’s Swedish facility, while the other four cranes are based in Norway.

The cranes were delivered by the Grove distributor for Sweden and Norway ANK Cranes, which also provided full training and commissioning, as well as handling local registration work.

The five axle GMK5250XL-1 boasts a 78.5 metre eight section main boom plus a 17.8 metre bi-fold swingaway extension that can be extended to 33.8 metres with additional inserts, offering a maximum tip height of 109 metres. With the maximum 80 tonnes of counterweight the crane can handle 9.9 tonnes on the fully extended main boom at a radius of up to 22 metres.
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Nordic’s new Grove GMK5150L-1

The company also ordered the crane with auxiliary hoists, allowing them to use two hooks for tasks such as rotating precast elements during construction, All wheel steer and the optional Maxbase variable outrigger set up and monitoring. The single engined crane features fuel saving technology, which can lower fuel costs by up to 30 percent. Road travel in Norway is straightforward, but for greater flexibility Nordic Crane purchased the optional boom removal kit.

The GMK5150L-1 has a 60 metre six section main boom topped by an 11.2 to 17.8 metre bi-fold swingaway extension, which can be extended to 33.8 metres for a maximum tip height of 96.8 metres. All five cranes include Panolin HLP Synth 32 hydraulic oil and the latest HVO compatible engines.
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(L-R) Holger Haber of Grove/Manitowoc and Eirik Kynningsrud of Nordic Crane, with Monika Øverby and Anders Kiel of ANK Cranes

General manager Eirik Kynningsrud said: “We have had good experiences with Grove cranes in the past and like the capabilities of the cranes. These latest models will be well-suited to the types of projects we have.”

Nordic Crane runs a fleet of around 350 All Terrain, crawler and loader cranes, and is part of the family owned Kynningsrud group. The group has its headquarters in Halden, Norway, and was established by Bjarne Kynningsrud after World War II purchasing its first crane in 1967. This delivery takes the number of 250 tonners delivered this summer to five. In July the company took delivery of a Tadano AC 5.250-1 for its Swedish operations.