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Manitowoc to launch three-axle all-terrain crane at bauma 2013

1/21/2013 Munich, Germany

The GMK3060 from Manitowoc’s Grove brand will launch at bauma 2013. It is an upgrade of the popular GMK3055 and offers improved capacity across the entire load chart, thanks to an additional 2 t of counterweight. It features a powerful 43 m boom on a three-axle carrier, making it highly versatile and ideal for a variety of general lifting and contractor duties in tight locations and at busy job sites. In addition to an improved load chart, the GMK3060 has a new operator cab.

The GMK3060 is also one of the first Grove mobile cranes to feature Manitowoc’s new Crane Control System. The new system, which is a standardized and user-friendly interface, will eventually be rolled out on all new Manitowoc, Potain and Grove cranes. In addition to the GMK3060, CCS is featured on the RT550E, a new 45 t rough-terrain crane also debuting on the Manitowoc stand at bauma 2013.

Andreas Cremer, all-terrain cranes product manager at Manitowoc, said CCS offers one of the most user-friendly interfaces on the market.

“This control system makes our cranes easier to use and more efficient,” he said. “The new GMK3060 and RT550E, which we expect to be very popular among rental companies and contractors, will show visitors at bauma 2013 how the system works and how operators can get the most out of a Manitowoc crane.”

The CCS hardware is a standardized set of displays, joysticks, control units and a jog dial. The use of standard parts will make maintenance easier and improve fleet management for Manitowoc customers. Software is also standardized across Manitowoc product lines and the system is directly attuned to Manitowoc Crane Care service software.

The new GMK3060 on the Manitowoc booth features not only the new CCS, but also a new boom optimization feature, which operates through it. The boom optimization feature allows operators to input basic lift parameters, such as load, radius and load height, and the system automatically provides optimal boom options for performing the lift. This saves time at the job site and makes the set-up process much easier.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. In the United States, the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain and Shuttlelift brands are sold and serviced by Grove US, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. In 2018, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.8 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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