Manitowoc is launching a Grove mobile crane, the GCK3045 city crane, which will be used for city center and indoor industrial projects.
The crane, the first of its kind from Manitowoc's Grove brand, is a compact three-axle, single cab unit with a "boom down" design. It has a 45-ton capacity with a 34-meter boom and an optional "twist" jib. As the name suggests, the twist jib attaches through a simple elevation of the boom and a twist of the jib by the operator before it is bolted into position.
The entire operation is a one-person job, minimizing setup time on site. It can also be done without the need to set up outside the crane's width of 2.55 meters, meaning full boom and jib can be rigged in a very small area.
Dimensions are crucial for city cranes, and the GCK3045 can pass through narrow factory entrances. The crane has a choice of five outrigger positions and can operate with outriggers extended to different lengths on either side of the crane.