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Manitowoc showcases Grove cranes at JDL Expo 2023

October 4, 2023  By Manitowoc

Manitowoc and some of its key regional partners — France-based companies such as EGM, FOSELEV, AMP, and VINCI — had a tremendous showing at JDL Expo 2023 in Beaune, France.

Working together, the companies displayed some of Grove’s latest cranes, two of which were showcased publicly in France for the first time: the Grove GRT655L rough-terrain crane and the GMK5150XL all-terrain crane.

The collaboration between Grove and its local partners proved to be a great success. Visitors to the companies’ booths had the opportunity to check out the Grove models and learn about the latest additions and newest technologies from the manufacturer.

JDL Expo 2023 gathered some 200 exhibitors — 30% more than the previous year — representing some of the region’s leading equipment companies. Nearly 20,000 visitors attended the show.

Olivier Regis, Manitowoc’s sales director of Grove mobile cranes in France, said JDL visitors showed great interest in the Grove cranes, and there were many productive conversations around specific needs and challenges.

“JDL was again a fantastic display of innovation by Grove and Manitowoc. It was great to see so many industry players and decision-makers visit our partners’ booths and hear directly from them about what they need to improve their lifting operations. The cranes we displayed received lots of great feedback.”

Grove cranes featured

Manitowoc exhibited three Grove all-terrain cranes and one rough-terrain crane, generously provided by its France-based customers for the duration of the show. All-terrains included a GMK5150XL, GMK3060L-1, and GMK5250XL-1. The rough-terrain crane was a GRT655L.

The GMK5150XL was one of the highlights of the French exhibition. The crane is owned by EGM, a rental company for industrial equipment based in Venissieux. The 150 t, five-axle all-terrain crane leads its class and includes an almost 69 m main boom. It offers multiple taxi crane configurations, all the way up to 16.5 t per axle, delivering greater roadability and transport savings for customers.

Manitowoc additionally showcased the GMK3060L-1 owned by FOSELEV, a family-owned, crane rental company that has acquired 11 Manitowoc cranes in the last year. The 60 t capacity, three-axle all-terrain crane features an impressive seven-section MEGAFORM® boom, making it ideal for work in tight locations.

Visitors also saw the GMK5250XL-1 presented by AMP, a tower crane rental company that uses its fleet of all-terrain cranes for assembly. The GMK5250XL-1 is perfect for this, with the longest boom in its class and unbeatable lifting performance at height. The 250 t capacity crane includes a single-engine design, which delivers up to 30% lower diesel consumption compared to previous models.

Also on display was the VINCI-owned Grove GRT655L. VINCI is one of the largest construction companies in the world and will use the Grove rough-terrain crane as a workhorse on its local jobsites. The 65 t capacity crane is built at the Niella Tanaro factory in Italy and features a hydraulically tilting cab, class-leading capacities, and a strong 43 m five-section full power boom.

Visit the Manitowoc website to learn more about the company’s range of Grove all-terrain and rough-terrain cranes.

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