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Enhanced cab on Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes from Manitowoc

December 15, 2020  By Crane & Hoist Canada

Manitowoc's new carrier cabin, cab2020. Image: Manitowoc

With the introduction of Manitowoc’s new carrier cabin, cab2020, Grove has updated its comfort and ergonomics for crane operators.

The new cab2020 is now available on all Grove three-axle all-terrain cranes, the GMK3050-3, GMK3060-2 and GMK3060L-1.

The Company says space inside the updated cab is used more efficiently. The layout offers plenty of room for the cab’s controls, which are clearly arranged. The crane control system display is positioned slightly higher to ensure it is within the operator’s sight and reach.

Manitowoc’s new carrier cabin, cab2020. Image: Manitowoc

Instead of building on previous carrier cabs, the cab2020 designers established a new concept based on close involvement of end-users and customers. Initially, Grove asked users about their personal requirements for a driver’s cab, including their priorities and preferences when driving to the job site. The result of this study led to a prototype model of the cab2020, which was shown on the Manitowoc booth at bauma 2019 in Munich.

The all-terrain product management team from Wilhelmshaven gathered further first-hand opinions from bauma visitors. Grove took all feedback into account when refining the design.

“It was important for us to retain what was deemed as perfect and tried and tested by crane operators. But by adding the extra bits and pieces, we have achieved real improvements in design and function, which resulted in our new cab2020 becoming the new carrier cab for the smaller range of our Grove all-terrain cranes,” said Andreas Cremer, vice president product management mobile cranes at Manitowoc.

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