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F.A. Wilhelm adds two Grove GRT655Ls to support its expanding operations and increasingly complex workloads

  • As the general contractor’s projects grow larger and more complex, the two rough-terrain cranes provide increased flexibility and support on projects with tighter timetables.
  • The cranes were delivered in late January and have already been deployed to jobsites in Indiana; Walter Payton Power Equipment sold the cranes to F.A. Wilhelm.

F.A. Wilhelm (Wilhelm), one of the largest general contractors in the American Midwest, has just added two Grove GRT655L rough-terrain cranes to bolster its capacity to deliver fast-track projects in Indiana and surrounding states.

“Our projects are getting larger and more complex, and having our own cranes gives us the flexibility and nimbleness we need,” said April Parsley, vice president of corporate marketing at Wilhelm. “We’re just doing so many more projects that we need rapid delivery on.”

Parsley mentioned Grove’s reputation for durable and quality cranes as reasons for investing in the GRT655Ls. Wilhelm took delivery of the cranes in late January, and the cranes have already hit jobsites and are performing a variety of tasks.

“Our team of operators is excited to have the cranes in our fleet,” Parsley said. “The cranes will help keep our projects on track.”

The GRT655Ls have a 55 USt capacity and a five-section, 141.2 ft boom. The optional 26 ft to 45 ft telescopic boom extension gives the GRT655L a best-in-class reach of 196 ft. Other features include a tiltable cab, inverted outrigger jacks, hydraulic disc brakes, load sensing hydraulics and an ECO mode for lower fuel consumption.

The cranes were purchased from the Lebanon, Indiana, location of the Riverdale, Illinois-based Manitowoc dealer Walter Payton Power Equipment (WPPE). Parsley said that Wilhelm appreciates WPPE's great reputation for service and support in the lifting industry.

“The GRT655Ls should become essential tools for Wilhelm’s lifting needs,” said Dick Feldman, Regional Manager at WPPE. “The cranes’ versatility and ample capacity should take their projects to the next level. We’re proud to partner with Wilhelm in this new chapter for the company.”

Wilhelm is a full-service contracting company, specialized in construction management, design-build, general contracting, integrated project delivery and trade specialty contracting services. Founded in 1923 in Indianapolis, the company is poised to celebrate its first century in business in just two years.

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