First Grove GMK6400-1 in North America
By Hannah Sundermeyer08 December 2022
Heaton Erecting, a provider of crane, rigging, and transportation services to the Atlanta, GA, construction market, has taken delivery of North America’s first Grove GMK6400-1.
The new flagship six-axle, 450-ton all-terrain crane, which was supplied by Manitowoc dealer Ring Power Crane, expands Heaton’s growing fleet of Grove cranes as Atlanta continues to live up to its reputation of being one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, the company said.
“A lot of the work we do is building data centers, and the GMK6400-1 will be a great fit with that type of mechanical work,” said Billy Hancock Jr, vice president, Heaton Erecting. “We’ll be installing 72 cooling units on the roof of one data center soon, as well as providing a hook for pipes, lights, and other components. This crane will also give us the ability to assist in the assembly and disassembly of tower cranes across Atlanta.”
The crane has a maximum tip height of 448 feet from within a smaller overall footprint — at 57.5 feet in length, 9.8-foot minimum width and a boom overhang of 5.9 feet. Heaton’s mobile crane fleet includes GMK5250L, GMK5240, and GMK5150L all-terrains as well as TMS9000E and TMS800 truck cranes and a National Crane NBT45 boom truck.