Grove teams up with Allison

Grove’s senior regional product manager for all-terrain cranes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Michael Preikschas, said the six-axle all-terrain crane with an extended boom offered outstanding manoeuvrability and driver comfort thanks to the 4500 SP fully automatic transmission.“The GMK 6300L is the only one in its class which has a fully automatic transmission offering the best driveability onsite,” Preikschas said.“The Allison 4500 SP is a strong, reliable and cost-effective drive train solution. Its capabilities are proven even in the most arduous conditions and the electronic controls allow it to adapt to its surroundings and provide self-diagnostics for easier maintenance.“An integral retarder offers enhanced braking on hills and greater safety for the operator when moving a heavy vehicle.”Preikschas said combined with Grove’s Megatrak suspension system, the Allison transmission offers excellent manoeuvrability even in the most narrow lift conditions.The GMK6300L is capable of lifting 300 tonnes and features a main boom that can extend 80m, and for even further operating distance a 37m boom extension is also available.Preikschas commented that the lifting capacity of 12t at 80m simplifies tasks such as tower crane erection, placing air-conditioning units and elevator equipment on high-rise buildings or chimney work.The crane is powered by a Mercedes OM 502 LA engine with power for the crane boom coming from a separate Mercedes OM 926 LA engine.The latest crane offering by Manitowoc continues the partnership between Grove and Allison with the fully automatic transmissions offered across the range including the GMK5170, GMK5220, GMK6220L, GMK6300 and GMK7450 models.

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