KRANprofis Allgäu’s Grove GMK3060 installed 21 m ‘stacker’ cranes inside a warehouse owned by the global food and drink company, Nestlé. The GMK3060 was able to maneuver indoors thanks to its compact footprint and versatile jib. The estimated time for the job was cut from five days to four.
Peter Völker, CEO, KRANprofis Allgäu, said that the GMK3060 not only had versatile features that enabled the project to be completed, including its telescoping 43 m boom, the 60 t crane also saved time over the course of the project.
“The challenge was to bring the stacker cranes from a horizontal position into a vertical one,” he explained. “Thanks to the GMK3060’s 1.8 m heavy-duty jib, we were able to achieve the lowest possible height between the luffing jib and the hook block, giving us enough headroom to make the lift. Normally, the main boom length means that the distance equals approximately 3 m, but we were able to reduce the length to 1.6 m with the jib, which was ideal for the confined spaces of the hall in the warehouse.”