First 150t Grove in Africa

American mining group Newmont has taken delivery of the first 149 tonne Grove GRT 9165 Rough Terrain crane to arrive in Africa.

The three axle GRT 9165 features a 62.5 metre six section main boom which can be extended to a maximum tip height of 91.2 metres with a choice of manual or hydraulic offset extensions. Features include hydro-gas suspension on the rear axles, hydraulically removable counterweight and outrigger boxes, and the new, wider and tilting cab with Grove’s Crane Control System (CCS).
The GRT 9165 on site

The crane will be delivered to its African affiliate, Ghana Gold, and was sold by Manitowoc/Grove dealer Paterson Simons and is the largest Rough Terrain crane in the Grove range. It will be used at the Ahafo North expansion project as part of the Ahafo gold mine.

Paul Rogers of Manitowoc said: “Congratulations to Newmont for its purchase of the first Grove GRT9165 in Africa. It’s a fantastic crane that delivers unbeatable performance on site. Credit also to the team at Paterson Simons, who have been our partner for nearly 50 years. The company’s technical expertise and commitment to customer support are among the very best in.''

The company runs other Grove cranes including the 135 tonne RT9150E which was also the first to arrive in Africa 10 years ago, as well as the 180 tonne GMK5180-1 and the 200 tonne GMK5200-1.

Headquartered in Colorado and founded in 1916 by Colonel William Boyce Thompson, Newmont produces gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead from mines all over the globe including Mexico, Peru and Australia.