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  • Potain launches first crane in the new Evy self-erecting range: Evy 30-23 4 t, simply connected

    • The Potain Evy 30-23 4 t crane is the first model from the new Evy range of self-erecting tower cranes. 
    • Potain CONNECT telematics, CCS crane control system, Smart Set-up, Power Control, and Drive Control are standard on the new crane.
    • The crane is designed for home construction and residential building construction up to three stories in height.

  • Long-time dealer Paterson Simons celebrates first Grove GRT9165 sale in Africa

    • Mining company Newmont purchased the landmark crane, which is also the largest rough-terrain crane from Grove.
    • In addition, Paterson Simons received two awards from Manitowoc, one for the first GRT9165 sale in Africa, and the other for its long-standing partnership with the company.

  • Potain luffing jib cranes debut at EXCON 2023!

    Don’t miss the chance to catch the innovative Potain MCH 175 at this year’s EXCON 2023 – the largest construction equipment exhibition in India.

  • Manitowoc improves customer support in Latin America with its new office in Peru

    • Manitowoc is opening its newest office in Santiago de Surco, a district of Lima, as part of the company’s plan to expand its presence throughout the region.
    • The new facility will expedite parts deliveries and facilitate access to aftersales services in Peru and neighboring countries.

  • First Grove custom-built GMK6450-1 in the Caribbean gets ready to work in Barbados

    The Bridgetown, Barbados-based rental company Crane & Equipment has taken delivery of the first Grove all-terrain, custom-built GMK6450-1 crane in the Caribbean.
    The strongest heavy-duty 6-axle crane on the market, the GMK6450-1 shares the same design as the Grove GMK6400-1, but with an increased maximum capacity of 450 t.

  • Potain tower cranes triumph in remote French Alps cable car project

    • French construction company STGO partners with Potain tower crane dealer Valente Grue Assistance (VGA) to update a cable car line in the ski resort of Les Deux Alpes.
    • The complex, high-altitude project features a mix of Potain self-erecting and top-slewing tower cranes.
    • VGA is combining technical mastery, collaboration, and exceptional customer service to deliver success on the project.

  • Maxim Crane Works launches ambitious project to remanufacture 14 Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes

    • Maxim Crane Works is working with Manitowoc’s EnCore service team to remanufacture 14 Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes in its fleet.
    • The company sees the project as an ideal, cost-effective way to continue serving the 300 USt crawler crane rental market.
    • A variety of economic factors are driving growth in the 300 USt weight class, including data center construction, infrastructure work, petrochemical operations, and more.

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Grove GRT8100-1 launched for Italian market at GIS Expo 2023

• The 100 t capacity Grove GRT8100-1 was displayed in Italy for the first time after its global launch at bauma 2022 in Germany at the end of last year.
• Also on display were the Grove GMK5250XL-1 and GMK5150XL all-terrain cranes.
• The show took place in Piacenza, just 50 km south of Milan, and welcomed visitors from throughout Italy and the rest of the world.

Maxim Crane Works launches ambitious project to remanufacture 14 Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes

• Maxim Crane Works is working with Manitowoc’s EnCore service team to remanufacture 14 Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes in its fleet.
• The company sees the project as an ideal, cost-effective way to continue serving the 300 USt crawler crane rental market.
• A variety of economic factors are driving growth in the 300 USt weight class, including data center construction, infrastructure work, petrochemical operations, and more.

Manitowoc showcases Grove cranes at JDL Expo 2023

• Show attendees had the chance to see the Grove GRT655L rough-terrain crane and the GMK5150XL all-terrain crane make their public debuts in France.
• Manitowoc also received excellent feedback from customers on the GMK3060L-1 and GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain cranes as well as its Grove CONNECT app-based telematics platform.
• All cranes were sold to local customers.

Potain tower cranes triumph in remote French Alps cable car project

• French construction company STGO partners with Potain tower crane dealer Valente Grue Assistance (VGA) to update a cable car line in the ski resort of Les Deux Alpes.
• The complex, high-altitude project features a mix of Potain self-erecting and top-slewing tower cranes.
• VGA is combining technical mastery, collaboration, and exceptional customer service to deliver success on the project.

Hamburg-based heavy lift specialist Gustav Seeland acquires new Grove flagship model

• Grove impresses German heavy lift company Gustav Seeland once again, with the organization adding a new 450 t capacity all-terrain crane to its fleet.
• The company received a Grove GMK6450-1 — its largest crane and first six-axle model.
• The delivery comes just after Gustav Seeland purchased a GMK5250XL-1, which was previously its largest crane.

Range-topping Potain cranes debut on prestigious Saudi Arabia resort project

• A Potain MCT 1105 and Potain MCT 1005 are working on Sindalah, a luxury island resort under construction as part of the NEOM infrastructure project in northwest Saudi Arabia. 
• Both units belong to NFT, which has one of the largest Potain crane fleets in the world.
• The MCT 1105 is the largest ever topless tower crane from Potain, and the MCT 1005 is the second largest.

Three new Grove all-terrain cranes boost Felbermayr’s fleet

• The Austrian company received a GMK6400-1 — its second 400 t capacity crane — plus two compact GMK3060L-1 all-terrain cranes.
• The new cranes are based in two different locations in Austria and join the lifting company’s European fleet of close to 400 cranes.

UK company Baldwins Crane Hire adds six Grove all-terrains to its expanding fleet

• Baldwins has the largest fleet of five- and six-axle Grove cranes in the country.
• The deliveries include the first Grove GMK5120L cranes in the country, with Baldwins taking three of these. 
• The company also received two GMK5150XL units and a GMK5250XL-1.

Manitowoc displays industry favorites at Utility Expo 2023

• The new Grove GHC85 telescoping crawler crane will be a highlight at Manitowoc’s booth; the 85 USt telescoping crawler crane outlifts competitors in its size class.
• Two National Crane boom trucks — the NBT60XL and the NBT45-2 — will be on display; the two boom trucks are highly favored in the utility sector.
• A third National Crane boom truck will be shown in LineWise’s booth: the NBT55L, equipped with an attachment* that enables utility contractors to repair power lines without disrupting service.

Spanish crane rental company chooses Grove for local hospital remodeling

• Barcelona-based Grúas del Vallés selects two Grove GMK5150L all-terrain cranes to assist in a major rebuild project at the Hospital del Mar.
• Work is scheduled to finish as quickly as possible, so the cranes are working 24/7 in a three-shift rotation throughout the six-month contract.

Four Potain MCT 385 topless cranes deliver record-breaking Indian bridge project

• With pylons reaching 182 m tall, the cable-stayed bridge over the Tiger Valley is India’s highest and forms a vital part of the Pune-Mumbai Missing Link Project.
• The four cranes were acquired and erected by Afcons in 2021, with jib lengths of 50 m.
• Their ease of transport helped to mitigate the difficult road conditions on the way to the site.

Additional MLC300 with VPC-MAX boosts Wilkerson Crane Rental’s capacity for the largest tasks

• A third Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane with VPC-MAX® and Wide Boom Plus further equips the crane and equipment rental company to compete for wind farm construction and maintenance jobs.
• The MLC300’s maneuverability has already proven advantageous on wind farm and tilt-wall projects; it will soon head off to work on a major factory construction project.