First Grove production model GMK6400 at bauma

400t Grove ATC will be the largest mobile crane at Manitowoc's booth

The first units of the machine have already been delivered to customers.
The first units of the machine have already been delivered to customers.

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Manitowoc will display the first production version of its Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane at bauma 2013, a 400-tonne, six-axle, all-terrain crane with a 60 metre main boom.

Pre-production models were sent to European customers last year for testing and appraisals, part of Manitowoc’s Pre-Production Partner program. The first production units have already been delivered to customers.

According to Andreas Cremer, all-terrain cranes product manager at Manitowoc, the GMK6400 offers the best lifting capability of any six-axle mobile crane on the market.

"We want to show visitors to bauma 2013 what makes Manitowoc different, and the GMK6400 offers customers capabilities they can’t get with any other manufacturer.

"Our GMK6400 has the best load chart in its class, a new drive system for the carrier never seen in this size category, and a unique self-rigging capacity enhancement Mega Wing Lift attachment."

Along with a 60m main boom, it features a luffing jib, and includes a self-rigging Mega Wing Lift capacity-enhancing attachment.

"When working with its luffing jib the crane can perform lifts no other six-axle or even seven-axle crane can currently achieve," said Cremer.

The 400t capacity GMK6400 will be the largest mobile crane on the Manitowoc booth.

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