Grove GMK6300L reaches milestone sale

By Laura Hatton06 February 2013

German crane and lifting company Firmengruppe Ziegler take the keys to the GMK6300L

German crane and lifting company Firmengruppe Ziegler take the keys to the GMK6300L

Manitowoc has sold its 100th Grove GMK 6300 all terrain crane.

The 100th GMK6300L was sold to German crane and lifting company Firmengruppe Ziegler. It was delivered in December 2012. A handover ceremony was held at the company’s headquarters in Würzburg in January to mark the occasion.

“We are delighted to add this impressive new machine to our fleet,” says Alex Gagarin, general manager at Ziegler. “It allows us to work on bigger projects in less time. We already have several jobs lined up for the crane and expect it will be very busy.”

The GMK6300L has a 300 tonne capacity and an 80 metre boom and is typically used for tower crane erection, repair and construction work at industrial facilities and wind farm maintenance. It has only been on the market for two years.

Philippe Cohet, executive vice president for Manitowoc Cranes, says the crane’s rugged design and versatility make it suitable for a huge variety of projects.

“It’s outstanding to sell a crane of this size at such a high rate — it’s a sign of its popularity,” he says. “A key to its success is that the crane helps companies grow by completing more projects and taking on bigger jobs. Its success is also a testament to the recent quality improvements carried out at our Wilhelmshaven plant, which the GMK6300L is the first crane to benefit from.”

The GMK6300L is built at Manitowoc’s facility in Wilhelmshaven, northern Germany.

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