Grove develops lighter, longer, stronger truck crane

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Grove has announced that its latest-generation 100 metric ton truck crane is lighter, longer and stronger than previous models. The TMS9000-2 features a number of improvements that increase its lifting capabilities and extend the range of tasks it can perform.

Approximately 363kg lighter than the outgoing model, the TMS9000E, the truck crane’s roadability is also increased, helping to meet the diverse range of North American road regulations and gross vehicle weight requirements.

Being lighter, the vehicle has a wider range of flexibility in carrying counterweight and cribbing. Despite the reduced weight, the boom length has increased to 51.6m; and being greaseless, maintenance of the boom is reduced. The reach of the crane has also been extended and offers a manual or hydraulic swingaway.

“The Grove TMS9000-2 is a clear example of The Manitowoc Way in action,” said Harrison Hipple, product manager for truck-mounted cranes at Manitowoc.

“We brought our customers in at the earliest stages of designing this crane to ensure we made a product that fits their lifting needs. It was engineered with one goal in mind: to increase utilization rates for customers and increase their return on investment in a truck crane.

“The crane’s 100 metric ton (115 USt) capacity makes it the strongest four-axle truck crane on the market, with the best load charts in its class.”

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