Manitowoc launched their latest addition of Grove telescopic crawlers range in ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas. The GHC30 will be the smallest in the GHC line and Manitowoc are pushing out this design as its compact design offers exceptional maneuverability and efficiency for a wide range of applications.
The deal will be the same as previous models in the series, it will be offered exclusively in North and Latin America as part of the long-term strategic partnership between Manitowoc and Sennebogen.
The GHC30 offers the ability ro pic-and-carry at 100% of its load chart on inclination up to 4 degrees, and it can swing loads 360 degrees. It has a compact footprint of 10.6 x 3 x 3 metres, and a tail swing radius of 3.3m. This means that it can work on job sites with reduced access and in tighter working quarters that require precise movement.
It has a three-section 25.2m telescoping boom. Operators can handle a wide range of lifts at various radii without setting up on outriggers like traditional hydraulic boom crane. Manitowoc said this saves on the job and provides a better return on investment for the customer.
The track side frames can be hydraulically extended and retracted to offer three track spans with lifting capabilities at each span. This, according to Manitowoc, offers added versatility enabling users to find the best combination of crane width and lifting capacity.
For transport efficiency, the crane can be transported as one load on the back of a truck, requiring minimal setup. In-cab amenities include a large, air suspension heated seat, a climate control system; a seven-inch screen for viewing the hoist, rear, and right side camera feeds; an intuitive RCL system; and load-sensing joystick controls. A 15-degree tilting cab is another added benefit that Manitowoc said is rarely seen on crane sin this capacity class, providing added comfort when doing high boom angle work.
The telescopic crawler comes with a choice of two engines; a 173 HP Cummins QSB 4.5 L Tier 4 Final or a 160 HP Tier 3 model. ECO and Auto Idle modes help maximize fuel efficiency.
Attachment available include an offsettable, swing-away boom extension in lengths from 6.5 to 13 metres. With this fitted the maximum tip height is 40.2 metres. In addition, a two-person work platform, a boom-mounted hydraulic auger attachment, and a pole claw are also available.