All Erection adds 17 cranes
By Sarah Ann McCay29 July 2012
In the USA All Erection & Crane Rental Corp. has purchased 17 new cranes from Manitowoc and Grove to help meet increasing demand for energy sector and infrastructure work.
The North American rental firm placed two orders with the manufacturer in recent months. The first order in May was for nine units, including a Manitowoc 18000 crawler, while the second order in July was for eight units, including one Grove GMK 7550 all terrain and one Manitowoc 2250 crawler. The 17 units offer a range of capacities from 40 to 825 US tons (36 to 750 tonnes).
The first order package includes the 18000 crawler, with a capacity of 825 US tons (750 tonnes), and a Manitowoc 2250 with a 300 ton (272 tonne) capacity and a 330 foot (100 metre) main boom and a 160 foot (49 m) luffing jib.
The order also included seven Grove rough terrain cranes: a 150 ton (136 tonne) capacity RT9150E with 60 m boom, a 130 ton (118 tonne) RT9130E, a 90 ton (82 tonne) RT890E, two 65 ton (59 tonne) RT765Es, and two 40 ton (36 tonne) capacity RT540Es.
The second order package includes the 2250 crawler, four RT890Es, two RT765Es and a 550 ton (450 tonne) capacity Grove GMK7550 on a seven-axle carrier.
According to Michael Liptak, All Erection & Crane Rental president, the new units will be put to use on power plants, mills, road and bridge work, and commercial construction, as well as in developing sectors such as frack mining, wind farms, and solar energy.