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Fourth Grove GMK6300L for the UK

7/10/2013 United-Kingdom-Falkirkshire

Scottish crane rental company Whyte Cranes recently added a Grove GMK6300L to its fleet. The 300 t capacity crane, the fourth to arrive in the UK, joins Whyte’s growing fleet, which the company uses at construction, installation and energy projects throughout Scotland.

The GMK6300L features the longest boom in its class at 80 m and was a major factor when considering the purchase, as Lawrence Whyte, owner of the family-run business, explained.

“We are very excited about this crane and its capabilities. We will take on more work and complete even more demanding lifts,” he said. “An 80 m boom on six axles is truly impressive, plus the crane can travel on UK roads with very little limitations, making it ideal.”

Whyte Cranes took delivery of the Grove GMK6300L at Vertikal Days 2013, the lifting and access trade show held June 26–27 in Merseyside, northern England. The crane was on the Manitowoc stand at the show alongside a GMK4100L that belongs to ABA Crane Hire.

The GMK6300L will be based in Ellon, northeast Scotland, and will work at projects across Scotland. Primary lifting jobs will include wind turbine maintenance and work at petrochemical facilities. It was sold directly to Whyte by Manitowoc’s team in the UK.

Manitowoc has sold well over 100 units since the Grove GMK6300L launched and many are at work around the world.

In addition to its strength, customers note maneuverability and flexibility as major features of the GMK6300L. The crane features the MEGATRAK independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension system and all-wheel drive.

Established in 1983 and based in Aberdeen, Whyte Cranes has a fleet of cranes that range from 35 t capacity mobile cranes to 1,200 t capacity crawler canes. 

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality products and support services that are tailored to customers’ needs. Its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manitowoc designs, manufactures, markets and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks and industrial cranes under the Grove, Potain, Manitowoc, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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