UK crane rental company City Lifting has taken delivery of a new 150 tonne Grove GMK 5150XL.
The new five axle crane boasts a seven section 68.7 metre main boom with a capacity of 8.1 tonnes when fully extended, 9.4 tonnes at 66 metres and 12.7 tonnes with 60 metres. This is probably the longest boom on a crane under 200 tonnes. It has been equipped with the 16.2 metre bi-fold swingaway extension. The GMK 5150XL can carry up to 10.2 tonnes of counterweight within 12 tonne axle loadings and up to 30.9 tonnes in the UK where 16.5 tonne axle loads are possible.
Managing director Trevor Jepson said: “We first saw the 5150XL at the Grove crane days in Wilhelmshaven last October where we placed the order. We chose the 5150XL for its class leading boom length and the exceptional taxi counterweight load charts, Grove have some really interesting products available at the moment and the new 5150XL and 5120L look very stylish!! That’s not a word normally associated with cranes, but it think you will agree in this instance.”
Based in Essex on the East side of London, City Lifting runs a fleet of more than 70 mobile cranes and 160 tower cranes.