Manitowoc will debut six new models from its Grove and Potain lines, and will also showcase its Potain topless tower crane and self-erecting Hup range. It will present new technologies, including an advancement in telematics. Manitowoc will be presenting its industry-leading services that deliver total cost of ownership to customers. "Since we became a standalone crane company nearly three years ago, we have bolstered our new product pipeline, developing products that our customers want to purchase," said Barry Pennypacker, President and CEO of Manitowoc. "We are confident that the bauma 2019 tradeshow will showcase our ability to incorporate the needs of the customer into our cranes, utilizing the principles of The Manitowoc Way."
Manitowoc Cranes will launch an upgrade of the three-axle Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane, which is based on its predecessor's design but has a longer boom (48 m/157.5 ft instead of 43 m/141 ft) and offers the strongest taxi load charts in its class. Like the original, the GMK3060L features the most compact dimensions in the three-axle segment, enabling it to access tight job sites, maneuver easily around city centers, and even work indoors. The chassis is almost as compact as a two-axle model and up to 1 m shorter than competitive three-axle cranes, with a carrier length of only 8.68 m (28.47 ft) and a minimum overall height of 3.48 m (11.41 ft) with the suspension fully lowered. The new model features a longer, 48 m, seven-section TWIN-LOCK hydraulic pinned main boom and boasts stronger load charts.
Andreas Cremer, Manitowoc's global product director for all terrain cranes, said: "We launched the GMK3060 at bauma 2013, and it has been a great success. The new GMK3060L is better with its longer boom, stronger load charts, fast operating speeds and a powerful yet more environmentally-friendly engine."
It features Manitowoc's Crane Control System (CCS), as well as a boom configurator which enables operators to input basic lift parameters such as load, radius and load height, and the system automatically provides optimal boom options for performing the lift. This saves time at the job site and makes the set-up process easier. Like all GMK cranes with CCS, the GMK3060L will also feature the MAXbase option for variable outrigger settings and increase load charts in certain working ranges.
GMK3060L is powered by a Cummins QSL9, a 254 kW (340 hp) six-cylinder in-line diesel engine for reduced fuel consumption. The QSL9 combines high strength with a compact footprint for one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class and it will be available in both Euromot III/Tier 3 and Euromot V/Tier 4 Final variants to cater to all markets. The crane will include a ZF TraXon automatic transmission, giving it 12 forward-speed options and two reverse.