At the end of January, two Manitowoc Grove GRT655L rough-terrain cranes were added to the crane fleet of FA Wilhelm (Wilhelm). It wasn’t long before the company started using the new cranes on a number of construction sites – demonstrating their durability and quality workability.

The Grove GRT655L rough-terrain cranes, purchased from Manitowoc dealer Walter Payton Power Equipment (WPPE), were built with a strong, 43-meter, five-section, full-force boom. Although the Grove GRT655L is smaller than other large cranes, it offers the same features normally only found on larger cranes.

The range of the Grove GRT665L is 196 feet. In addition, the crane has a hydraulically tiltable cab, inverted boom jacks, hydraulic disc brakes, load-sensing hydraulics and the Manitowoc crane control system (CCS) with ECO mode.

“The GRT655L should become essential tools for Wilhelm’s lifting needs,” said Dick Feldman, Regional Manager at WPPE. “The versatility and sufficient capacity of the cranes should take your projects to the next level. We are proud to work with Wilhelm on this new chapter of the company. “

The great thing about the Grove GRT655L is that it can be used on construction sites with limited space due to its compact size and footprint. Wilhelm, founded in Indianapolis in 1923, recognized the advantages of this special crane in his fleet and used it on construction sites almost immediately.

“Our projects are getting bigger and more complex, and our own cranes give us the flexibility and maneuverability we need,” said April Parsley, Vice President Corporate Marketing at Wilhelm. “We’re doing so many other projects right now that we need fast delivery.”

As Wilhelm’s business grows – with more projects and more complexity – the new rough terrain cranes will offer flexibility, compact size, and efficiency, and result in quick projects on construction sites in Indiana and the surrounding states.

Information provided by Manitowoc and edited by Chantal Zimmermann.