The Grove GMK4100L has made its first appearance during Bauma Munich in 2007. It was similar to its previous model, except with a longer boom length of 60 meters compared to its predecessors, GMK4100, which only has a boom length of 52 meters. Its seven-section main boom telescopes to full height in less than nine minutes and with the addition of a jib, the tip height can be extended up to 83 metres.
- 0 t counterweight version for improved roading
- Attractive dimensions
- Six-section MEGAFORM boom design
- Single engine concept with new Tier 4 Final Engine
- New comfortable carrier cabin
- Crane Control System CCS
- Longer Swingaway & boom extension
- MEGATRAK suspension
- TWIN-LOCK boom pinning system
Grove has had a four-axle 100-tonne capacity all terrain for years, but the GMK4100L-1 is a new design that promises notable improvements as part of a new generation of Grove taxi cranes. It has a 60-metre boom. The old model had two engines but the new one has one, which means more counterweight can be carried on board, allowing it to lift more. Grove claims it has the best load charts in its class when configured with a full counterweight, or when set up to run within the 12 tonnes per axle load limit.
The new 100 tonner is 2.55 m wide instead of the 2.75 m of its predecessor and overall it is 0.5 m shorter. The Tier IV Final/Euromot 4 engine has a Fuel Saver function to reduce consumption. It has the new Crane Control System (CCS), which will appear on all new Manitowoc products. The CCS includes Boom Configurator Mode where the operator inputs the weight of the load, radius and height to be lifted too, and the system automatically configures the correct boom length.
Boosting the crane’s overall reach is an 18 m telescopic swing-away jib, which can be extended with an 8 m boom extension for a total jib length of 26 m. The jib offers an improved offset of 0 to 45°. The look of the crane has also been improved with a facelift that includes a new ergonomic carrier cab.