US rental company Maxim Crane Works has started receiving the first units of an order for 51 Grove All Terrain and Rough Terrain cranes and two Manitowoc crawlers.
The Grove order includes a mix of five and six axle long boom all terrain cranes including the 150 ton GMK5150L, 250 ton GMK5250XL-1 and 300 ton GMK6300L, as well as a number of larger ones Rough terrain cranes, including the 100 tonne GRT8100, 120 tonne GRT8120, 150 tonne, three-axle GRT9165. The new cranes are expected to be delivered within the next 24 months and are expected to expand the fleets of several newly opened locations across the country. Maxim has also ordered two 650 ton Manitowoc MLC650 crawler cranes for delivery this year.
One of the first units to be shipped – a Grove GRT 8100 – leaves the Shady Grove factory
Bryan Carlisle, CEO of Maxim, said, “We have assessed each category of our current rental fleet and analyzed research data and discussions with our customers to determine which cranes they would need to meet their lifting needs over the next five years. Based on the data, we believed the combination of Grove’s large RT and AT cranes would allow us to maximize our uptime, increase our “rental readiness” and provide the most versatile equipment for the entire Maxim footprint. ”
Chief Operating Officer Frank Bardonaro added, “Maxim will continue to focus on successfully executing our long-term strategic planning by employing the best equipment and people in the industry. Bryan and our team have evaluated every available product and found that the chosen crane combination would be a perfect addition to our fleet. ”
Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc CEO, said, “Maxim has been a fantastic Manitowoc customer over the years and this latest order is strong evidence of our ongoing partnership. Our close working relationship with Maxim and other customers has really helped us build this latest generation of Grove cranes that are tailored to our customers’ needs. For the past five years we have focused on providing our cranes with greater reliability, longer booms, stronger capacities, better operator comfort and improved efficiency. ”