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News » Plant » Italian lifting business expands Grove fleet » published 15 Feb 2017

Italian lifting business expands Grove fleet

Italian lifting company Vernazza Autogru has added two new Grove all-terrain cranes – a GMK5250L and a GMK6400 - to its fleet.

Company representative Diego Vernazza said the company was especially impressed with features of the cranes that could save it time and money, as well as provide versatility for a variety of applications.

For the 400t GMK6400, he was impressed with the crane’s MegaDrive hydrostatic drive and self-rigging MegaWingLift attachment. For the 250t GMK5250L, the company was looking forward to saving on operating costs, thanks to its Viab turbo clutch, which offers several benefits, including wear-free starting and braking, and reduced fuel consumption.

“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,” said Vernazza. “We are especially pleased with the great after sales service that Manitowoc provides, so buying additional Grove all-terrain cranes was a logical choice.”

Both cranes had customisations performed by Manitowoc’s Lift Solutions service. The GMK5250L, for example, has been equipped with a front camera for more efficient rigging. On the GMK6400, the fixed jib has been modified for use with an adapter for its heavy duty jib, allowing for more configurations. Both cranes have been equipped with a special lighting package to illuminate sites.



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This article was published on 15 Feb 2017 (last updated on 15 Feb 2017).

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