Vernazza Autogru takes ownership of one of its new Grove cranes. L to R: CFO of Vernazza, Gianluca D

Vernazza Autogru takes ownership of one of its new Grove cranes. L to R: CFO of Vernazza, Gianluca Dodero; CEO and owner, Diego Vernazza; Davide Camperi, Manitowoc Cranes; Enrico Angiolini, Manitowoc

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.”

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