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Grove all-terrains tackle tandem lift in Luxembourg


Three Grove all-terrain cranes installed the foundation of a unique floating building on the river Mosel in Schengen, Luxembourg. The building will be a new tourist information and exhibition center.

Two of the Grove cranes, a GMK6300L and GMK6220L, completed the complicated tandem lift, placing the 64 t base of the building, measured 34 m long and 6 m wide. A GMK3055 was also on site for support. 

All three Grove cranes were supplied by local rental company Megalift S.A. who worked closely with Manitowoc’s local dealer MobilKranTechnik to find a solution for the project. The cranes were chosen for their precise load control and proven agility on tight job sites, as Uwe Döring, general manager of MKT, explained. 

“Grove cranes are easy to maneuver, quick to set-up and make light work of even demanding lifts,” he says. “It was extremely important that the two cranes worked together to lift the load smoothly. The operators were very impressed by the ease with which they handled the demanding job. The cranes caused minimum disruption to the surrounding area, performed the lift very efficiently and were on their way to the next job site in no time.”

Situated on a small, residential road next to a sloped riverbank, the job site made for a challenging set up. The cranes were carefully positioned to execute the intricate lift, which required the 300 t capacity GMK6300L and the 220 t GMK6220L to perform a 180-degree pick and carry from a truck over to the river.

Having traveled 60 km from Megalift’s headquarters in Colmar Berg to the job site, the three cranes took half a day to set up and spent two days on the project. River traffic was halted during the lift, but despite the large load and the difficulties in preparing the narrow riverbank, the Grove cranes completed the job with time to spare.

Grove’s 300 t capacity GMK6300L is a six-axle, all-terrain crane with the longest boom in its class, at 80 m, while the 220 t capacity Grove GMK6220L is its predecessor that offers a 72 m boom. The GMK3055 has a 55 t capacity and a 43 m main boom.

Family-owned Megalift is a leading crane and transport specialist based in Colmar-Berg, central Luxembourg. The company operates a fleet of 20 mobile cranes, which it provides to projects across the country.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 116-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2018 net sales were approximately $1.8 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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