Hospital project for Howell Crane and Rigging

By Laura Hatton22 July 2014

The GMK6400 was used to lift the 7.3 tonne HVAC units to heights of up to 61 metres

The GMK6400 was used to lift the 7.3 tonne HVAC units to heights of up to 61 metres

Howell Crane and Rigging has helped lift several HVAC units and steel structures onto the roof of the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

A Grove GMK6400 all terrain crane and an 80 US ton (70 tonne) capacity Grove TMS800E truck mounted crane were used. The lifts were carried out during strong winds, making the project a particularly challenging one.

The GMK6400 was used to lift the 7.3 tonne HVAC units to heights of up to 61 metres. The TMS800E was used to install the luffing jib on the GMK6400, as well as lifting 1 tonne structural steel pieces onto the hospital’s roof.

Audie John Howell, senior president of Howell Crane and Rigging, said, “The Grove crane did just fine in the strong winds. The GMK6400 is my largest crane and we paired it with the Mega Wing Lift and a luffing jib for even more reach and capacity. The whole project went off without a hitch.”

“The GMK6400 and the TMS800E are two of nearly 25 Grove cranes in our fleet,” Howell added. “They did great on this project, despite the windy conditions.”

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