Grove builds roads in Rajasthan

By Laura Hatton22 April 2014

A Grove GMK6300L all terrain crane helps to construct a bridge on a road expansion project in Rajast

A Grove GMK6300L all terrain crane helps to construct a bridge on a road expansion project in Rajasthan, north India

Two Grove GMK6300L all terrain cranes, owned by crane rental companies Shri Dinesh Cranes and Asiatic Cranes, are being used on a road expansion project in Rajasthan, north India.

The all terrain pair is being used to build bridges along the new roads. They are working for ten hours a day and are carrying out a range of lifts, both alone and in tandem, a spokesperson said. Tasks include lifting steel girders, which weigh between 85 and 110 tonnes and measure 37 m long. For these types of lifts the cranes work in tandem and operate at a radius of 12 metres, a spokesperson added.

Sumit Joshi, Shri Dinesh director, said, “We are extremely happy with our GMK6300Ls. Our first crane exceeded our expectations so we were keen to add a second to our fleet. Both cranes are performing perfectly. The service support from TIL & Manitowoc has been really excellent and if the market conditions were better, we would have added a third Grove GMK6300L, which we will surely do in the near future.”

Ganesh Poojari, Asiatic Cranes partner, said, “We’ve kept a keen eye on Shri Dinesh’s GMK6300L since it arrived in India. We were really impressed by what it offers – versatility, easy operation, and impressive reach – and it looks superb. So the decision to purchase the crane was easy for us.”

The two Grove GMK6300L all terrains began work in October 2013. The project is scheduled for completion later this year.

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