Manitowoc unveiled the new GHC series of telescoping crawler cranes during a launch event at its Shady Grove factory in March. The company showed off the new Grove cranes with a curtain drop and live demonstration of their capabilities.
All three cranes in the series were shown at the event: The 55 USt (50 t) GHC55, the 77 USt (70 t) GHC75 and the 132 USt (120 t) GHC130. The GHC cranes will be distributed exclusively by Grove in the Americas as a result of an exclusive partnership with Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik.
Each of the GHC cranes include load charts for level, and load charts for both 2 degrees and 4 degrees out of level, providing excellent versatility for varying job site conditions. The cranes also include a Tier 4 Final-compliant Cummins engine, optional pole claw, auger and personnel basket attachments, and efficient transportability and self-rigging capabilities.
The Grove GHC55 has a 55 USt (50 t) capacity and 100 ft (30.4 m) main boom length. The total crane length with boom retracted is just 35 ft 3 in (10.7 m) and the crane´s retracted width is 11 ft 6 in (3.5 m) - its overall height is 10 ft 8 in (3.2 m)