When To Use An All-Terrain Crane
For jobs that are located on uneven terrain or in places with variable weather conditions, it is a good idea to look into an all-terrain crane rental. The all-terrain crane is essentially a mixture of features from a mobile truck crane, and a rough terrain crane. This type of crane is built to be extremely durable and adapt to its environment. Sites that are sandy, rocky, gravel-filled, or simply unpaved are no match for an all-terrain crane. Even in rainy, muddy, or snowy conditions, the all-terrain crane can keep working. Additionally, all-terrain cranes are able to be driven on public roads, including the highway, which makes it very convenient to get your crane from point A to point B. They typically can reach speeds of up to 55 mph, and all wheel drive keeps the vehicle balanced even on slick icy roads.
All-terrain cranes are also known for having powerful lifting capabilities, so they are perfect for serious construction projects. The compact design of all-terrain cranes means that you do not need to piece together tons of parts at a job site to start using your crane. An integrated hydraulic boom allows you to quickly get to work once your all-terrain crane arrives on site instead of spending hours rigging your crane. When it comes to construction, time is of the essence, so eliminating this step can get you one step closer to finishing the job on schedule.
Our clients will usually opt for an all-terrain crane if they are working in remote construction areas. Projects involving infrastructure like oil and gas pipeline installation, electrical wiring or maintenance, and more are all perfect uses for an all-terrain crane. These hefty cranes have load capacities anywhere from 40 tons to 1,000 tons, so they really know how to pull their weight on the job. If you are ever unsure of what crane type would be a good option for your situation, our knowledgeable team at B&M Tower is always happy to help flush out the details with you so you are well-equipped to get the job done.
Meet The Grove All-Terrain Crane
For more than seven decades, Grove has been manufacturing top-of-the-line cranes from their factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Though they produce a number of different crane types including rough terrain, military, industrial, and telescoping crawlers, our personal favorite is Grove’s all-terrain crane. This machine is the perfect mix of power and mobility, which are top priorities in the world of construction.
At B&M Tower, we carry the Grove GMK5150-L all-terrain crane. This particular model has a lifting capacity of 175 tons, which makes it able to securely transport heavy construction materials like steel or concrete. When working with heavy loads like this, you need to be confident that your crane can withstand that kind of weight. We guarantee that the Grove all-terrain crane is a reliable and efficient means of transporting your construction materials when used properly. It is important to remember that you can only let certified crane operators control this crane since it packs a serious power punch.
With a main boom height of 197 feet, and a maximum jib reach of 111 feet, the Grove all-terrain crane can access most nooks and crannies at your site. Its ability to reach high heights while holding heavy loads means the Grove all-terrain crane is a top choice for many of our clients in construction or industrial projects.
The Grove all-terrain crane is great at getting the job done, but it also holds its own when it comes to safety. This crane’s ability to stay stabilized on uneven terrain means your operators can have peace of mind that they are in good hands while in the driver’s seat. You never have to worry about the Grove all-terrain crane tipping because it is expertly balanced with a heavy load opposite the boom and jib. This crane’s large windows allow the operator to have great visibility of their surroundings and avoid workplace injury to themselves and others. Additionally, these cranes include state-of-the-art software technology to keep your team safe, and improve productivity. You can now troubleshoot from a laptop to run diagnostics and customize multiple functions that pertain to your crane.
If you are on the market for a crane, we welcome you to get in touch with B&M Tower today. Our website gives a great overview of the cranes we have available, or you can contact us via phone, email, or in person! Once you work with us, we make your success our top priority. Around the clock emergency services mean you never need to worry about dealing with crane predicaments alone. For seasoned crane renters, or those who are new to the field, B&M is here for you.