Manitowoc introduces Grove GMK6300L-1 crane

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Manitowoc has launched the successor to its popular Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane, the GMK6300L-1. Several improvements have been made to the structural strength of this new 300 t capacity model. Its load charts have been improved by over 7% on average, when compared with the GMK6300L. At height, the improvements are even better, with advantages of over 16% in the boom length range of 70 –80 m.

The new GMK6300L-1 features a maximum tip height of 120 m when working with its full 80 m main boom and 37 m of jib. When lifting with the main boom, it can lift up to 14 t at full height and also handle this within a 14 -28 m working radius, offering a flexible range for such applications as tower crane rigging.

Manitowoc Launches Gmk6300 L 1 As Successor To Groundbreaking Grove Gmk6300 L 3 550

The crane is powered by a 430 kW Mercedes Benz (Euromot 4/EPA Tier 4 final) engine in the carrier that features improved fuel economy over its predecessor. This is paired with an Allison torque converter transmission. A 210 kW Mercedes Benz (Euromot 4/EPA Tier 4 final) engine powers the superstructure.

The previous model, GMK6300L, was launched in 2010 and became an immediate worldwide hit. According to Manitowoc, the crane raced to sales of 100 units in just two years and to date more than 400 have been delivered. With its significantly improved load charts and specifications, the new GMK6300L-1 is expected to be just as popular.

Like its predecessor, the GMK6300L-1 is equipped with Megatrak suspension, along with Manitowoc’s standard all-wheel steering. Its counterweight slabs and auxiliary hoist are interchangeable with the GMK5180-1, GMK5200-1, GMK5250L and GMK6300L, making it a particularly attractive investment for existing Grove customers.