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Fourth Grove 5150 for Bryn Thomas

30 Jan Deeside-based Bryn Thomas Cranes has taken delivery of its fourth Grove GMK 5150XL all terrain crane.

Bryn Thomas' new Grove GMK 5150XL
Bryn Thomas' new Grove GMK 5150XL

Bryn Thomas Cranes' new GMK 5150XL is a five-axle vehicle with a rated lifting capacity of 150 tonnes.

Its seven-section 68.7-metre main boom can hold 8.1 tonnes when fully extended, or 9.4 tonnes at 66 metres, or 12.7 tonnes when extended to 60 metres.

A 16.2-metre bi-fold swing away extension can be extended further with an 8.1-metre insert to 24.2 metres for a 96.5-metre maximum tip height.

It can carry up to 30.9 tonnes of its own counterweight and still come within the UK’s 16.5-tonne axle loads.

Bryn Thomas Cranes operations director Nic Hutchison said: “These cranes run with an interchangeable ballast and can go up and down the range, which means it’s more versatile for our Grove fleet and our newest Grove crane is a perfect investment to grow the longer boomed sector of our fleet.”

Bryn Thomas Cranes and sister company BJW Cranes run a fleet of around 70 mobile cranes with capacities up to 500 tonnes from six depot locations.

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