Grove GMK5150XL joins Kranverleih Wilhelm’s fleet
- German crane rental company Kranverleih Wilhelm has added a new Grove GMK5150XL all-terrain crane to its fleet
- The crane’s first job involved lifting and moving private yachts of up to 14 t at a site near Münsterdorf
- Kranverleih Wilhelm specializes in taxi cranes for projects with limited space.
In early April, Grove handed over a GMK5150XL all-terrain crane to German crane rental company Kranverleih Wilhelm. The company is a family business located in Sankt Michaelisdonn and a repeat Grove customer with a strong reputation for supplying taxi cranes to general construction and for working inside tight spaces at chemical or other industrial plants.
Kranverleih Wilhelm chose the GMK5150XL crane for its strength, compact design, and versatility, in addition to its outstanding 68.7 m boom. The two crane operators from Kranverleih Wilhelm, Chris Heun and Marco Guth, expressed excitement for the new crane, noting its comfortable and efficient operation as well as the smooth driving experience. The crane’s first job was to lift several private yachts into the river near Münsterdorf, in northern Germany. The heaviest boat was 14 t and lifted at a radius of 21 m.
The GMK5150XL features a seven-section boom made with Grove’s MEGAFORM® design, using a U-shaped cross-section to deliver class-leading strength. Its load charts are unmatched among competitors yet come on a crane with a boom length that surpasses most 220 t machines. The strong load charts are even provided in taxi configuration, ensuring easy roadability and transport savings for owners.
Counterweight slabs are interchangeable with those from the GMK5120L or any other 150 t Grove crane, further simplifying logistics and handling. The flexible counterweight configurations enable setup to be easily tailored to customer needs. Taxi configurations start from just 1 t of counterweight and for a 12 t per axle setup, the GMK5150XL can carry up to 10.2 t of counterweight. There is also a heavyweight counterweight configuration of 16.5 t per axle, which makes it possible to drive the crane with an outstanding 30.9 t of counterweight on board.
Kranverleih Wilhelm already owns GMK4100L-2, GMK3060, and GMK5220 cranes from Grove. The company highlights reliability, after-sales service, and comfortable cabs as reasons for its ongoing investment in Grove.
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