Asiagroup receives first Grove GMK5250L in Singapore

By Katherine Weir19 September 2016

First Grove GMK5250L in Asia is part of a two-crane order from Asiagroup Leasing

First Grove GMK5250L in Asia is part of a two-crane order from Asiagroup Leasing

The first Grove GMK5250L all terrain crane in Singapore has arrived as part of Asiagroup Leasing’s latest fleet development.

The Singapore-based heavy lifting and haulage company has ordered nine new cranes from Manitowoc over the past two years. The delivery was commemorated at a special handover event in September at the Manitowoc facility in Tuas, with leading figures from Asiagroup and Manitowoc in attendance.

Teo Yew Boon, Manitowoc’s sales director for mobile and crawler cranes in Asia-Pacific, said, “Asiagroup Leasing is one of the most forward-thinking crane rental companies in this region and it’s no surprise to see them taking Asia’s first GMK5250L.

“The company has been constantly investing in the industry’s most advanced lifting equipment so it can provide better service and better solutions to its customers and, based on this philosophy, the GMK5250L is a natural addition for them.”

Introduced in 2015, the GMK5250L has a 70 metre main boom, second only in the Grove line-up to the 80 m available on the Grove GMK6300L - which Asiagroup Leasing already owns three of. It has a maximum capacity of 100 tonne and a 60 m main boom, and can reach considerable heights without the need to rig a fly jib.

Jeffrey Poh, business development manager at Asiagroup Leasing, said, “Having such a long boom is a real advantage for the GMK5250L. The longer boom means it can work on bigger developments, while its smaller footprint makes it versatile enough to fit a wide variety of projects. Having a smaller footprint than other cranes in its class, means better manoeuvrability and that makes it optimal for Singapore’s roads.”

Asiagroup Leasing plans to deploy the GMK5250L on oil and gas projects, and for work erecting and dismantling tower cranes. In addition to the crane’s “excellent maneuverability and superior lifting ability”, it is also the only mobile crane to feature a Viab turbo clutch, which offers several benefits, including wear-free starting and braking, and reduced fuel consumption, the company said.

Poh added, “We expect the Viab turbo clutch to mean less maintenance for the crane, which in turn means better use for us and longer working hours for our customers.”

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