DCH Crane adds Grove GMK5250L
By Katherine Weir17 August 2016
Canada-based heavy lifting and specialized transport company DCH Crane has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5250L in a move to enhance the mobility of its fleet, the company said.
DCH, situated in St Johns, Newfoundland, acquired the crane in May of 2016 and immediately put it to work.
Dwayne Murphy, manager at DCH Crane, said, “We were looking for a crane that could meet 80 percent of our capacity needs, but we still needed to remain in the five-axle class because of regional weight restrictions. The GMK5250L suits our needs – it’s powerful for its size and gives us the mobility we need to efficiently service our ongoing work.”
Features on the 250 tonne GMK5250L that helped DCH Crane’s decision to buy include interchangeable counterweight slabs, a self rigging auxiliary hoist and a 230 foot (70.1 metres) main boom that offers a stronger reach and load chart than many competing five axle cranes, the company said.
DCH purchased the GMK5250L from Shawmut Equipment, a crane dealer that serves New England and the Atlantic provinces of Canada.
Murphy added, “Our experience with Manitowoc has been consistently excellent, and dealing with Shawmut Equipment is a big part of that. Shawmut suggested the GMK5250L for our specific needs and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”