Manitowoc upgrades Grove TMS9000-2

By Hannah Sundermeyer19 August 2021

Repower of the popular crane with new Cummins X12 Tier 4 Final engine offers an extra 25 bhp.

Manitowoc’s 115-ton capacity Grove TMS9000-2 now boasts an extra 25 bhp and a series of design improvements that have enhanced operator comfort, reduced machine weight and improved the setup process, the company said.

Changes to outrigger design and placement enhances setup procedure; new rear-access ladder option adds practicality to day-to-day use.

“We updated the Cummins engine from the ISX to the new X12 engine,” said JJ Grace, product manager for truck-mounted cranes, Manitowoc. “With the new engine we increased the horsepower to 475 bhp, while ensuring compliance with the latest on-highway emissions standards.”

The outriggers have undergone a series of modifications to make jobsite setup even simpler and faster. The rear outrigger box has been raised by just under 5 inches to improve the departure angle to 18°, while the front outrigger jacks have been raised 3.5 inches to improve ground clearance. Additionally, there is now an extra 3 inches of outrigger stroke, while the outrigger pad size has been increased from 20 to 24 inches.

“Our outrigger improvements can play a big part in making the crane more user-friendly, and elevating the overall operating experience,” said Grace. “That was a change made in response to customer suggestions and will serve to enhance their trust and confidence in our machines even further.”

While the Grove TMS9000-2 already boasted the lowest GVW in its class, the latest models are now even lighter at just 80,311 pounds for the basic configuration. Thanks to the new carrier and engine, almost 1000 pounds of excess weight has been trimmed.

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