Italian crane and lifting equipment provider Vernazza Autogru has extended its fleet with the addition of two new Manitowoc Grove all terrain cranes.
The models bought by the Genova-based concern are: a GMK5250L and a GMK6400. The company says it chose these particular models due to their flexibility and because they have a number of attributes that can increase efficiency. For example, the 400 tonne capacity GMK6400 has the MegaDrive hydrostatic drive system and the self-rigging MegaWingLift attachment. The 250 tonne GMK5250L has the Viab turbo clutch, which offers wear-free starting and braking and reduced fuel consumption.
To further enhance the cranes’ efficiency, both were customised by Manitowoc’s Lift Solutions service: the GMK5250L has been equipped with a front camera for more efficient rigging, while the jib on the GMK6400 has been modified for use with an adapter for its heavy-duty jib, allowing for more configurations. Both cranes have also been equipped with a special lighting package to illuminate job sites.
A spokesperson for Vernazza Autogru commented, “We already have several Grove cranes in our fleet and, over time, we have seen that they provide a great return on investment - especially when we use them intensely. We are particularly pleased with the great after sales service that Manitowoc provides, so buying additional Grove all terrain cranes was a logical choice.”