Manitowoc replaces popular all-terrain crane

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Manitowoc is launching a successor to its Grove MK6300L all-terrain crane, building on the success of the popular original vehicle.

The new GMK6300L-1 has improved structural strength, as well as a cleaner engine and increased capabilities compared with the outgoing model.

Improvements to the 350-metric ton machine mean that load charts have risen 7% on average in comparison and boom length range extended by 16% to 80 meters.

With a maximum tip height of 120m, full main boom and 37m jib, the machine can lift up to 15.4 metric tons at full height and handles this weight within a 14m to 28m working radius.

A 430kW Mercedes-Benz, Euromot 4/EPA Tier 4 final engine improves fuel economy compared to its predecessor and is paired with an Allison torque converter transmission. The original Grove GMK6300L was launched in 2010 and has sold over 400 units to date.

Andreas Cremer, Manitowoc’s global product director for all-terrain cranes, said, “The GMK6300L, along with the GMK6400, effectively kick-started a new era of Grove all-terrain cranes, setting unprecedented industry standards in terms of reach, capacity and mobility.

“The GMK6300L raced to sales of 100 units in just two years and to date more than 400 have been delivered. With its significantly improved load charts and specifications, we expect the GMK6300L-1 to prove just as popular.”

March 23, 2018

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