Manitowoc delivers landmark Grove GMK4100L-1 with serial number 100 at special ceremony
Manitowoc has delivered its 100th Grove GMK4100L-1 all terrain crane, despite it only hitting the market in Q3 2016. The landmark crane was sold to Sollevamenti Mancini, a family-owned rental company based in Tuscany, Italy.
Company owners Fiorenzo Mancini and his wife Simona Rossetti took delivery of the GMK4100L-1 at a special handover ceremony at Manitowoc’s manufacturing facility in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 12th June. The ceremony was officiated by Manitowoc sales manager Davide Camperi and was followed by a tour of the manufacturing facility.
Speaking about why Sollevamenti Mancini decided to purchase the GMK4100L-1, Fiorenzo Mancini said: “We chose the GMK4100L-1 for its compact dimensions, great performance and superior power. Having a narrow carrier width offers big advantages when traversing the roads in our region and the compact tailswing helps on narrow job sites offering maximum capacities. In short, the GMK4100L-1 matched all our needs.”
The company Sollevamenti Mancini was founded in 1963 by Fiorenzo’s father and today is well-established in the Tuscany region, using its fleet of mobile cranes and aerial platforms to offer general rental services, pre-cast concrete assembly and indoor handling services.
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The 100-t capacity GMK4100L-1 is part of Grove’s long-boom series of all terrain cranes. It was launched in 2016 following the success of the GMK4100L, which it replaced.
“The crane offers unique innovations and class-leading capabilities in the taxi (road travelling) category,” says Andreas Cremer, global product director for all terrain cranes at Manitowoc. “It also boasts the best load charts in its class and its compact design makes it easy to access and maneuver on the narrowest of job sites.”
In terms of specifications, the GMK4100L-1 is just 2.55 m wide and 13.42 m long including the auxiliary hoist, yet its 100-t capacity and 60 m Megaform boom mean it has the strength and reach to take on lifts more commonly associated with larger cranes. It has a maximum tip height of 89 m, while its single engine design means the crane can still carry up to 6.7 t of counterweight within the 12t/axle weight limits. The crane also features Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS). CCS enables the GMK4100L-1 to be fitted with MAXbase, Manitowoc’s variable outrigger positioning technology.
“We have no doubt that this crane will continue to be successful in the market, both in Europe and further afield. We look forward to the next milestone,” concluded Cremer.