The new taxi model offers excellent roadability and travel features.
Manitowoc has introduced a new all-terrain crane, Grove GMK4090. The new taxi crane features a modern, compact design that puts emphasis on roadability and manoeuvrability. The new crane comes in response to customer demand for lightweight, flexible taxi cranes in the 90 t (100 USt) capacity class. It represents a generational upgrade over the previous GMK4080-1/GMK4100B, a popular all-terrain crane in Europe due to its versatility in applications, especially with rental companies. Manitowoc has also introduced the GMK4080-2, a similar crane with 80 t (90 USt) capacity. The GMK4090 will be released globally.
Andreas Cremer, Global Product Director of Grove all-terrain cranes, said the GMK4090 and the GMK4080-2 models are essentially the same crane, but the GMK4080-2 carries less counterweight, to match the load chart of its predecessor, the GMK4080-1/GMK4100B.
The GMK4090 offers a 51 m (167 ft), six-section MEGAFORM boom that utilises Grove's TWIN-LOCK pinning system. Boosting its overall reach is a 9/15 m (49 ft) bi-fold swing-away jib that can be extended with a 6 m (20 ft) boom extension for a total jib length of 21 m (69 ft).
The new taxi model also offers excellent roadability and travel features, according to the company. The GMK4090 can travel with a maximum 18.3 t (20.2 USt) counterweight, and within 12 t (13 USt)/axle it can transport up to 9.1 t (10 USt) to the job site without the need for an additional transport truck.