Jackson-Cook Cranes used a Grove GHC75 to erect a series of high-voltage power line poles in Tallahassee, Florida. The crane’s combination of crawler manoeuvrability, telescoping boom versatility and 100 per cent pick-and-carry capability is helping lifters increase efficiency on a wide variety of projects.
The company, which is also based in Tallahassee, previously tried using rough-terrain cranes twice for the project, but the job site’s muddy, uneven terrain proved too much for a mobile crane. After researching Grove’s new line of telescoping crawlers, Jackson-Cook took a chance on the GHC75.
The project took place near the end of last year on the Tallahassee campus of MasTec, a Coral Gables, Florida-based engineering firm. The 75 USt GHC75 erected a series of 100 ft-tall concrete poles, which varied in weight from 1.6 USt to 17.5 USt, lifting them all to a height of 5 ft. The crane’s telescoping boom was fully extended to 118 ft for the duration of the job, enabling operators to take full advantage of the crane’s 100 per cent pick-and-carry function. Because the crane didn’t need to be reconfigured for each lift, it saved the company a lot of time on the project, enabling it to complete the job two weeks earlier than expected.
The overall experience of using Grove’s new telescoping crawler left a positive impact on Jackson-Cook, and the crane outperformed the company’s expectations.