From October 7th to 9th, Manitowoc will showcase the latest additions to the Grove mobile crane range at the GIS exhibition in Piacenza, Italy. Here the company will officially launch the Grove GMK3060L-1 all-terrain crane with a lifting capacity of 60 tonnes on the Italian market. This new mobile crane is equipped with the new generation Grove girder cab, which ensures a high level of operating comfort.

It combines a powerful, seven-part, 48 m long Megaform main boom with a compact three-axle beam that is only 8.7 m long. The taxi crane can travel with up to 7.5 t ballast weight within 12 t per axle. This compact and lightweight machine is therefore not only ideal for a wide range of work in confined spaces, but also the best three-axle taxi crane on the market. The GMK3060L-1 also features Manitowoc’s crane control system with a boom configurator for quick and efficient set-up.

First look at the new 100 t Grove all-terrain crane

In addition to the GMK3060L-1, visitors to the Manitowoc booth will also see the new Grove GMK4100L-2 all-terrain crane, which is premiering worldwide at the show. This latest Grove four-axle 100t mobile crane is equipped with a Euromot 5 / Tier 4 Final engine and has a 60m main boom.

With a reduced weight and new counterweight versions, the GMK4100L-2 can carry up to 6.8 t counterweight within 12 t per axle and is therefore the perfect taxi crane with strong load tables that crane rental companies can use without additional transport.

When driving between locations, drivers benefit from the new carrier cabin, which meets the latest crash test requirements in Europe and is approved according to ECE R29-3. The space in the cab has been increased while the compact overall dimensions of the all-terrain crane remain unchanged. This is an important aspect as the construction sites are getting tighter.

With a width of 2.55 m, the Manitowoc offers numerous functions inside the carrier cabin. Practical compartments in the dashboard, between the seats and integrated in the vehicle doors offer plenty of space for loose objects and documents. In addition, the driver can easily switch between the driver and passenger side, as the center console no longer divides the cab. Overall, the generous design of the new operator environment offers a feeling of more space that customers can experience up close at the exhibition stand during the GIS.

Above: Grove GRT655L rough terrain crane

Rough terrain crane made in Italy

Manitowoc will also showcase the Grove BRT655L Rough terrain crane manufactured at Manitowoc’s Niella-Tanaro, Italy facility. The GRT655L has a strong, 43 m long, five-part full boom with the outreach for which cranes in the 60 t class are typical.

A hydraulically tiltable cab, Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS) with ECO mode and industry-leading capacity tables make this crane a winner on the job site. The compact size and footprint of the GRT655L ensure that the crane can drive over narrow construction sites, even when the outriggers are fully extended.

In addition, Manitowoc will showcase the latest updates to CraneSTAR Diag, the company’s remote diagnostic tool for tower and mobile cranes. The Manitowoc booth will have a dedicated space for live demonstrations of this tool.

A chance to reconnect

Enrico Angiolini, Sales Director of Manitowoc Italy, said: “GIS offers us an advantageous opportunity to showcase and promote Manitowoc’s innovations in the Italian market. This is the first show Manitowoc Italy has attended since the last GIS edition in 2019 and we can’t wait to show our visitors the powerful, compact and attractive new Grove all-terrain cranes. We look forward to meeting our customers face to face again, talking to them and informing each other about our business, expectations and plans for the future. The entire team looks forward to welcoming customers and partners to our booth and will take all necessary measures with regard to the latest health and safety recommendations to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone. “