Four new Grove cranes ensure smooth sailing at Taiwanese port

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David Lee, president of Champion Auto (fourth from left), and Leonard Siow, regional sales manager for Manitowoc (fourth from right), led representatives from both companies at the handover of the cranes

Grove’s dealer in Taiwan, Champion Auto, has delivered four new mobile cranes to a port in the south of the country. There are two GMK4100L all-terrain cranes and two RT540E rough-terrain cranes. Champion Auto is a market leader in Taiwan in the sales and support of heavy machinery, military vehicles and other specialized equipment. It has been operating for 27 years.

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The GMK4100L units can lift 8 t with their 60 m boom fully extended and carry up to 21.7 t of roadable counterweight. They will be used for ship repairs and cargo handling, lifting loads of up to 30 t. The RT540E units will work at the port’s warehouse, where their maneuverability makes them a perfect choice. These cranes will handle loads of up to 8 t.

Leon Huang, sales and marketing manager at Champion Auto, said his company has supplied other Grove cranes to the port.

“These aren’t the first Grove cranes we’ve supplied to this customer,” he said. “We won the contract after a rigorous procurement process, beating other well-known brands. The GMK4100L stands out for its excellent lifting capacity and 60 m boom, while the RT540E has a compact design and excellent maneuverability in tight spaces. The capabilities of the cranes are perfectly suited to the port and, as always, our team will provide full Manitowoc Crane Care support to ensure they keep running smoothly.”

The RT540E has Manitowoc’s unique Crane Control System, which offers a user-friendly interface, two full graphic displays and a jog dial for easier data input. The 35 t-rated unit has a maximum main boom of 31 m and can extend its reach to 46.9 m when working with its full jib. The 100 t-rated GMK4100L can extend its reach to a tip height of 85 m when working with its jib.

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