Taiwanese crane rental company purchases first Grove crane

Taiwan-based Huixiang Crane Lifting has purchased its first Grove crane, adding a GMK5250XL-1 to its fleet. The five-axle all-terrain crane was unveiled at Bauma 2019 in Germany and has been popular with rental fleets around the world, Construction Machinery Middle East can reveal.

The new arrival becomes the largest machine in Huixiang Crane Lifting’s rental fleet of six units. The first job for the new crane is supporting construction work at a local science park project and once work here wraps up it will then travel to Tainan.

With the longest boom on five axles at 78.5m, the 250t capacity Grove GMK5250XL-1 is said to boast excellent maneuverability and high lifting capacity, and also includes a new single-engine design with fuel saver technology.

“Working in a country like Taiwan requires a very versatile crane,” said Leon Huang, sales manager at local dealer Champion Auto, which sold the crane to Huixiang Crane Lifting. “Customers need power and reach to help with a large number of high-rise projects in the country, but also a crane that is easy and economical to move because of the busy urban centers spread across a large country. At the same time, it’s also good to have a crane capable of carrying a large amount of counterweight on the road. The Grove GMK5250XL-1 ticks all those boxes.”

For extra reach, the GMK5250XL-1 has a 17.8m bi-fold swingaway extension that can be lengthened to 33.8m with additional inserts, offering a maximum overall lifting height of 109m. With up to 80t of counterweight and a load chart that includes the ability to lift 9.9t out to a 22m radius, the crane is an ideal choice for a variety of applications.

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