Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400
By Christian Shelton04 August 2017
Bolivian transport and logistics company, Alanoca, has purchased a Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane from crane manufacturer Manitowoc. According to Manitowoc, this is the first Grove GMK6400 in the country.
Alanoca says it purchased the 400 t (450 USt) capacity AT crane because it is well-suited for large-scale projects. Indeed, the crane has already been used by contractors for work at a cement factory and it will soon be utilised on a project to construct a petrochemical complex.
According to Manitowoc, the GMK6400 offers the best lifting capability of any six-axle mobile crane and includes a self-rigging Mega Wing Lift capacity-enhancing attachment. The main boom on the GMK6400 is 60 metres and, when working with its luffing jib, the crane can perform lifts no other six-axle or even seven-axle crane can currently achieve, Manitowoc claims. It also features a range of unique design elements, including a single-engine concept and a MegaDrive hydrostatic drive system.
“We purchased the GMK6400 to provide a robust, reliable machine to our clients,” Roberto Alanoca, spokesperson for the company and son of its founder, explained. “We’re seeing an increase in local demand for high-capacity, all-terrain cranes that can handle a variety of projects. So far, our customers have been very pleased with the crane and its performance on these job sites.”