(L-R) are Joe Maslizek, Manitowoc Cranes; Jim Wagstaff, co-owner of Wagstaff Crane; Keith VanVranken, H&E Equipment Services; Ron Wagstaff, co-owner of Wagstaff Crane; and Kenneth Butz, Manitowoc Cranes.
Lifting specialist Wagstaff Crane has taken delivery of its new Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane. The GMK6300L joins Wagstaff’s growing fleet of Manitowoc cranes, which now stands at 60 units. The company purchased the crane through its local dealer H&E Equipment.
Ron Wagstaff, project manager of Wagstaff Crane, said the Murray, Utah-based company chose the GMK6300L for its quick setup time on jobs that require heavy or high-reaching lifts.
"We purchased the GMK6300L because it will save both us and our customers’ time and money," he said. "For many demanding lifts with long reaches, we spend a fair amount of time rigging a jib for our Grove GMK5275 or GMK7550. But with the long boom and high capacity of the GMK6300L, especially on projects where there is just one lift, such as with HVAC work, we can cut setup times in half."
The 350 ton (317.5 t) capacity GMK6300L offers one of the strongest lift capacities of any six-axle, all-terrain crane in its class. The seven-section main boom extends to 263 ft. (80 m), one of the longest in the Grove product range. The crane’s MEGATRAK independent suspension and all-wheel steer system means its tires remain on the ground at all times, allowing it to easily navigate job sites, according to the manufacturer.
"We’ve had such great success with Grove cranes in the past that we’re confident the GMK6300L will be a great addition to our fleet," Wagstaff said. "Plus, it makes it easy on our operators to have a large Grove lineup because they are already used to their control systems."
Wagstaff plans to use the GMK6300L on an array of projects that include plant shut downs, HVAC jobs, bridge girder placement, wind turbine maintenance, steel erection and tilt-up projects. Also, the recent addition of two 550 ton (499 t) Grove GMK7550 all-terrain cranes enabled the company to expand into larger projects, as will the GMK6300L.
Wagstaff Crane was founded in 1963, and has since grown to be one of the premier lifting companies in the intermountain area. The company owns several Manitowoc cranes, including those from the Grove and National Crane ranges.
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