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Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400 quickly put to work on construction projects across the country


  • Alanoca, a transport and logistics company, purchased Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400 to provide a robust and reliable crane for major construction projects across the country.
  • The 400 t all-terrain crane is working at a cement factory and will soon embark on a project to construct a petrochemical complex.

Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400 arrived in March and it has already taken on some major construction projects in the country. Alanoca, a transport and logistics company based in El Alto, added the crane to its rental fleet and put it right to work, supplying it to several contractors for a wide array of projects.

Roberto Alanoca, who is a spokesperson for the company and also the son of its founder, Jorge Roberto Alanoca, said the company purchased the 400 t (450 USt) all-terrain crane because it is well-suited for large-scale projects. The versatile model is currently working at a cement factory in La Paz, having already completed a similar job in June. Later in 2017, the crane will join a project to construct a petrochemical complex.

The GMK6400 offers the best lifting capability of any six-axle mobile crane and includes a self-rigging Mega Wing Lift capacity-enhancing attachment. Main boom on the GMK6400 is 60 m and when working with its luffing jib, the crane can perform lifts no other six-axle or even seven-axle crane can currently achieve. It also features a range of unique design elements, including a single-engine concept and the MegaDrive hydrostatic drive system.

“We purchased the GMK6400 to provide a robust, reliable machine to our clients,” Alanoca explained. “We’re seeing an increase in local demand for high-capacity, all-terrain cranes that can handle a variety of projects. So far, our customers have been very pleased with the crane and its performance on these job sites.”

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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