Scandinavian rental company Nordic Crane has taken delivery of five new Grove all-terrain cranes – all five-axle units – to supplement its regional fleet.

The cranes were all delivered to Nordic Crane earlier this year by with local Grove dealer ANK Cranes. (Photo: Manitowoc)

Four are based at the company’s Norwegian operations, while one is at the company’s Swedish facility. There are two 150 tonne capacity GMK5150L-1 cranes and three 250 tonne capacity GMK5250XL-1 cranes. The crane in Sweden is a GMK5250XL-1.

Eirik Kynningsrud, general manager at Nordic Crane, said, “We’ve had good experiences with Grove cranes in the past and like the capabilities of the cranes. These latest models will be well-suited to the types of projects we have.”

What features does the Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane have?

At 78.5 metres, the GMK5250XL-1 has the longest main boom in its class. For extra reach, Nordic Crane selected the 17.8 m bi-fold swingaway jib (with integrated heavy-duty jib) for its cranes.

The new cranes will be used on a projects including construction and infrastructure jobs and tower crane erection. (Photo: Manitowoc)

The company also added the auxiliary hoist to the cranes, allowing them to use two hooks for tasks such as rotating precast elements during construction. There is up to 80 tonnes of counterweight and a load chart that includes the ability to lift 9.9 tonnes out to 22 metres.

The crane includes a single-engine design with fuel saver technology, the Megatrak suspension with all-wheel steering, and twin-lock boom pinning system, as well as the optional maxbase variable outrigger positioning. Nordic Crane also purchased the optional boom removal kit.

The key points for the Grove GMK5150L-1

With its 60 metres Megaform boom with twin-lock pinning system, the 150 tonne Grove GMK5150L-1 is ideal for erecting tower cranes, as well as lifting prefabricated elements, installing air conditioning units, or mounting billboards, said Grove.

As with the other purchases in its latest order, Nordic Crane opted for the additional 17.8 metre bifold swingaway jib (with integrated heavy-duty jib) option on the GMK5150L-1 cranes and fitted them with auxiliary hoists for more lifting flexibility.

For instances where more flexibility in travel is required, Nordic Crane chose the boom float kit option, for a wider range of transport options.

Steps to sustainability

Manitowoc has supplied the Grove cranes with Panolin HLP Synth 32 hydraulic oil and the latest Mercedes EUROMOT 5 engines, which are HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) compatible.

Nordic Cranes will use all the new cranes on a variety of projects, including construction and infrastructure jobs, tower crane erection and maintenance work at power stations.

The cranes were all delivered to Nordic Crane earlier this year by with local Grove dealer ANK Cranes.


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