14/09/2015 - 16:07 pm

Finnish Grove distributor makes first sales

Finland, Machinery Oy, the recently appointed Grove distributor, has made its first two sales to Turku-based rental company, Nostokonepalvelu Oy. The GMK3060 all-terrain crane was delivered in July and the GMK4100L will be delivered later this month.

As one of the latest Grove cranes to launch into the market, the GMK3060 was shown at the MAXPO Trade Exhibition, which took place from 10-12 September 2015 in Hyvinkää, Finland. Machinery Oy exhibited a number of models at the show with more than 15,000 visitors from the municipal and private real estate sectors attending.

Vesa Hakkarainen, business area director of cranes at Machinery Oy said, “MAXPO is the most important exhibition for the construction industry here in Finland and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to showcase our latest Grove model – the GMK3060. The mobile crane is easy to transport by road for use in remote locations, which is very helpful in a predominantly rural country such as Finland. As our first customer to buy the model, we will keep in close contact with Nostokonepalvelu Oy to ensure that the GMK3060 not only meets – but surpasses their expectations.”

The 3-axle Grove GMK3060 is the first crane in the Grove all-terrain range to feature Manitowoc’s new standardised Crane Control System (CCS), one of the most user-friendly interfaces on the market. The CCS hardware is a set of highly reliable and well-tested components, including joysticks, control units and a jog dial enabling highly intuitive crane control.

The GMK3060 also features boom optimisation, which allows the operator to input basic lift parameters, such as load, radius and load height, so that the system can automatically select the optimal boom options for performing the lift. This saves time at the job site and makes the set-up process much easier.

The 4-axle 100t capacity Grove GMK4100L has proven popular in other markets thanks to its 60m boom that increases its versatility. “The GMK4100L is an ideal product for a rental company because it can be used in multiple applications,” said Hakkarainen.

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