Manitowoc unveils Grove TMS500-2 truck crane
The crane was developed for Grove customers who wanted a lightweight, versatile truck crane with taxi capabilities
Manitowoc's new 36t (40 USt) capacity TMS500-2 has been designed specifically for Grove customers who wanted a lightweight, versatile truck crane with taxi capabilities. The TMS500-2 will have two boom options. The first ranges from 8.8 to 29.0 m (29 to 95 ft), with three quick-reeve Nylatron sheaves in its main boom nose. The second option ranges from 9.8 to 31.0 m (32 to 102 ft) and has four quick-reeve Nylatron sheaves. Both four-section booms are synchronized and full-power, making this crane easy to set up and quick on the job. The crane can also be equipped with an optional 7.9 to 13.7 m (26 to 45 ft) telescoping swingaway jib for additional reach.
The TMS500-2 shares a common carrier cab with the higher-capacity TMS9000-2, which debuted at CONEXPO in 2017. This modern, single-person cab comes with an upgraded console with an automotive-style gauge display and multi-function steering, which grants fingertip access to cruise control and driving lights. The superstructure cab features full-vision design for maximum visibility, an improved climate control system and Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS), which includes a working range limiter, operator-programmable function speeds and a selectable ECO mode that reduces fuel consumption.
The crane also features a high-performance 350 hp Cummins ISL engine with an Ultrashift transmission that provides highway travel speeds of up to 113 kph (70 mph). The TMS500-2 can be configured with either a heavy or lightweight counterweight package for added versatility when meeting local roading requirements. Whichever package customers choose, the TMS500-2’s load charts provide best-in-class performance.