GROVE CRANE

A leader in the construction and transportation industries across Europe, Stirnimann commemorated five decades of a successful relationship with Grove at the Manitowoc Cranes booth during ConExpo 2020. Several representatives from Olten, Switzerland-based Stirnimann visited with Manitowoc's team, which included Orlando Mota, Aaron Ravenscroft and Erdogan Arslan.

SCU Crane and Rigging (SCU) celebrated the purchase of a new Grove GHC140 telescopic crawler crane at ConExpo 2020. The crane, which is the highest-capacity model in the Grove telescopic crawler range, was launched in 2019 and features best-in-class load charts for its capacity range.

The ALL Family of Companies has strengthened its rough-terrain crane fleet with the acquisition of four 165-ton (149 t) Grove GRT9165s. Introduced in 2018, the GRT9165 is now the highest-capacity, longest-reaching Grove rough-terrain crane. Its 205-ft.

Digging & Rigging, a crane and rigging company based out of Mount Airy, Md., deployed a Grove TMS500-2 truck crane to assist a helicopter with the installation of a new radio tower in Clear Spring, Md. The helicopter air-lifted the 5-ton tower antenna while the truck crane helped tail it until it was in a complete vertical position.

Swiss transport, heavy lift and warehouse logistics company Emil Egger AG has purchased three new Grove mobile cranes to form the backbone of its new facility in Bassersdorf, near Zurich. Headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Emil Egger AG is an established mobile crane hire company for the construction industry, specializing in complex projects in heavy lift logistics and the erection of tower cranes.

JJ Curran, a Detroit, Michigan-based crane rental and lifting service, recently was called upon to help with a massive lifting job at the city docks. The project involved hoisting a 116.5 ton (105.6 t) gas "scrubber," which was 109 ft. (33 m) long and 19.5 ft.

Back in 1962 John “JJ” Curran was a budding young entrepreneur starting a crane company in Detroit. His first purchase was a Grove RT-58, and nearly 60 years later, the crane is still a money maker for JJ Curran Crane Company. “This RT-58 was built to last,” said Jeff Curran, son of JJ who is now co-owner and CFO.

Maxim Crane Works has purchased 19 new cranes that come from the Grove rough-terrain and truck-mounted ranges, as well as the National Crane boom truck line. The Wilder, Ky.-based company has long been a Manitowoc customer and relies on the manufacturer's cranes for a variety of applications, particularly for large construction and petrochemical applications.

Yoder & Frey has announced a one-day closure sale that's expected to exceed $5M and takes place on Sept. 27. Being held in Friedens, Pa., the auction includes the disposal of all equipment following the closure of a local company, including a number of high specification, good quality and well maintained 20 ton plus excavators, dozers, scrapers, rigid dump trucks and a good selection of wheeled loaders.

Manitowoc has expanded Hayden-Murphy's coverage of Grove and Manitowoc cranes to include North Dakota. The Minneapolis-based company now offers full sales, rentals, aftermarket parts and service for the entire state of North Dakota. The move strengthens Manitowoc's dealer network in the region.

The new 40-ton TMS500-2 was designed specifically for Grove customers who wanted a lightweight, versatile truck crane with taxi capabilities. Manitowoc has just unveiled the Grove TMS500-2 truck crane at its Crane Days 2018 event. Visitors to Manitowoc's facility in Shady Grove, Pa., are the first in the world to see the crane.