10 Groves for Southern Cranes

UK rental company Southern Cranes has taken delivery of 10 Grove All Terrain cranes. The order includes three different units - the 150 tonne GMK5150XL, 250 tonne GMK5250XL-1, and the 60 tonne GMK3060L-1.

The GMK5250XL-1 will be the second in the Southern fleet with Southern Cranes the first company in the UK to receive the model. The GMK3060L-1 also joins an existing 60 tonne crane - the GMK3060.
Three of the new Grove's

The cranes were ordered with full spec and extras including the optional MAXbase variable outrigger positioning function.

Southern Cranes director Kelvin Prince said: “Our GMK5250XL-1 has been an excellent performer, and it’s perfect for tower crane erection. The operator loves it and refuses to work with anything else. Adding another 250 tonne machine will open up new opportunities for us.”

“Elsewhere, we are in the process of replacing our older 90 tonne machines and want to explore bigger options; the GMK5150XL is a great fit. It will help us increase our utilisation. We’re looking forward to receiving the GMK3060L-1 cranes too. We know the GMK3060 well, but with the new model we get a much longer boom in a compact footprint, it's only 200mm wider and 600mm longer than the footprint of an equivalent 40 tonne crane.”
A few examples from the Southern Crane access and telehandler fleet

James Leishman of Grove/Manitowoc added: “Southern Cranes has been a fantastic partner for us for many years now. It’s great to see the company expanding its fleet, and we’re proud to play a part in the company’s ongoing success.”

Established in 1997, family run Southern Cranes & Access is based in Horsham south of London and covers a large area around London and the southeast with a fleet that includes All Terrain, mobile self-erecting tower and spider cranes as well aerial work platforms and telehandlers - both fixed frame and 360 degree models.
Three of the Groves with the booms extended


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Apr 25, 2024