First Grove GMK5250Ls sold in the UK
By Katherine Weir25 April 2016
UK-based crane rental company Baldwins Crane Hire, has purchased the first two Grove GMK5250L cranes in the UK.
The new machines were dispatched in December and are working on construction and engineering projects across the UK, as well as erecting tower cranes in London.
David Nash, small cranes director at Baldwins Crane Hire, said the company chose the GMK5250L for its long boom and its suitability to a wide variety of jobs. “We are delighted to be in possession of the UK’s first Grove GMK5250L cranes,” he said. “One of the main reasons we purchased this crane was because it offers one of the longest booms in its class and it’s easy to manoeuvre. The GMK5250Ls are an excellent addition to our fleet and we look forward to using the cranes to provide a more efficient solution for our customers.”
The 250 tonne capacity 5250L has a 70 metre main boom plus a 37 m luffing jib extension. Manitowoc states that it offers the best manoeuvrability with class-leading driver comfort, delivered thanks to its inclusion of the Viab turbo clutch and integrated retarder.
Baldwins operates from eight depots across the UK and has a fleet of mobile cranes that range from 7 to 1,250 tonnes capacity.