The six-axle crane will help the company meet increased customer demand for higher-capacity cranes, Trevor Jepson, CEO of City Lifting, said.
“We are very pleased to be in possession of the U.K.’s first Grove GMK6400, and we look forward to using it to provide more efficient and flexible solutions for our clients’ heavy-lift projects.” Jepson said. “We researched similar machines from other manufacturers, but realized that the GMK6400 was the best and most reliable crane to meet our customers’ requirements.”
Jepson said the 400 t GMK6400 is currently the strongest mobile crane on six axles. The heavy-duty crane boasts a number of design features, allowing it to complete many jobs done by a seven-axle crane.
The modern design of the Grove model, combined with its powerful 60 m boom, MegaWingLift capacity-enhancing attachment and fast set-up times, convinced City Lifting that the GMK6400 was a profitable addition to the fleet.
Manitowoc, Grove's parent firm, has two of its largest manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the Manitowoc manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, where both crawler crane and tower crane parts are produced, and the Shady Grove plant in Pennsylvania, where mobile cranes and boom trucks are built. There are also regional offices in Mexico and Brazil, and the extensive dealer network throughout the U.S. and Canada boasts coverage and support unrivaled by any other crane manufacturer.