Gaus moves Grove for Rhenus

20 August 2008

Rental house Gaus in Germany used its new Grove GMK4100 to place 180 precast concrete elements on a

Rental house Gaus in Germany used its new Grove GMK4100 to place 180 precast concrete elements on a construction project for Rhenus in Bingen

German rental company Gaus used a 100 tonne all terrain crane to position 180 precast concrete elements on the construction of a new facility for the Rhenus logistics company.

The four axle Grove GMK4100 was on site in Bingen, Germany working for main contractor B.F.M. It was used to place 136 struts, 36 panels and 18 frost protection panels.

The concrete struts, which were used in the foundation as well as the main building, were 16 m long and weighed 21 and 28 tonnes. To place these elements, the GMK4100 worked with 27.8 m of main boom and positioned the loads at radii between 8 and 12 m.

For the panels, which weighed 14 tonnes, the main boom was extended to 31 m and the loads were positioned at 16 m radius. For the 3.5 tonne frost protection elements the main boom was set at 48 m and the elements were placed at a 36 m radius.

Alfred Ebert, Gaus crane operator, repositioned the crane several times during the project but said that was easy with the GMK4100. Helmut Gaus, owner of Gaus, said the all terrain crane technology made travel on the project easier. "Megatrak offers excellent ground clearance on site and, on this project, we were able to move the GMK4100 around the site with its full 26 tonne counterweight."

Gaus bought the new GMK4100 from German Manitowoc dealer KranAgentur Werner. It is the company's latest delivery and its seventh Grove in a fleet of eight cranes.

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