Three more Groves for Baldwins

UK rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has added another three Grove five axle All Terrain cranes to its fleet.

They include a 120 tonne GMK5120L which joins two units delivered in July and two 150 tonne GMK5150XLs. Baldwins now claims to run the largest fleet of five and six-axle Grove cranes in the UK.

The GMK5120L features a seven section 66 metre main boom, topped by a 9.4 to 16 metres bi-fold swingaway extension with up to 40 degrees of offset for a maximum onboard tip height of 85 metres. An 8.1 metre insert installed between boom nose and swingaway takes that to 93 metres.
The crane can carry up to 30.7 tonnes of counterweight in the UK, where 16.5 tonnes per axle are permitted, the cranes can carry 14.6 tonnes of counterweight in a 12 tonne per axle configuration, while it is also possible to achieve 10 tonne axle loadings with just over three tonnes of counterweight.
One of the first two Grove GMK5120L

The GMK5150XL features a seven section, 68.7 metre main boom and is well suited to tower crane assembly, with the ability to lift 8.1 tonnes on full boom and 13 tonnes on a 60 metre boom. In the UK the crane can travel with up to 30.9 tonnes of counterweight.

Manitowoc UK sales manager James Leishman said: “We’re extremely proud to deliver these latest cranes to Baldwins as the company continues to expand its operations. Our class leading five axle cranes give customers the longest booms around as well as great taxi counterweight options, and compact footprints. Companies like Baldwins can take on bigger and better jobs with these cranes while still enjoying reliable and productive performance.”

Family owned and operated Baldwins Crane Hire can trace its roots back to 1957, while the current company dates from 2002 and has a long history with operating larger cranes, both in the UK and overseas.