GROVE CRANE

The ALL Family of Companies already knows how it will be starting off the new year: with delivery of six brand-new rough-terrain cranes from Grove. The company has purchased among the first of the new Grove GRT8120s to roll off the assembly line. These 120-ton RTs bring a number of innovations to their weight class, including a completely redesigned carrier that is identical in size to a smaller 100-ton capacity RT, and it can be delivered in two truckloads.

New York City has some of the most challenging restrictions on moving heavy. So to move a 130,000-plus lbs, five-axle mobile crane through the busy streets of Manhattan is a challenge. Crane companies working in the metropolis need to combine real skill with a lot of patience in dealing with physical and regulatory constraints imposed by the city.

When The Manitowoc Company Inc. , implemented a common control system across its diverse line of cranes, it recognized an opportunity to leverage simulators to support the marketing and sales program behind the initiative, as well as for operator training.

The latest Grove all-terrain cranes specially outfitted for the military are departing from Shady Grove, Pa., and setting out to U.S. Army missions throughout the world. The Grove GMK4060HC (HC for heavy crane) are specifically engineered for military use and have features that make them ready for a variety of terrains and activities.

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.