German crane rental company Kranverleih Wilhelm has added a new Grove GMK5150XL all-terrain crane to its fleet.

Kranverleih Wilhelm said it chose the crane for its 68.7 metre boom. (Photo: Manitowoc)

The GMK5150XL features a seven-section boom made with Grove’s megaform design which uses a U-shaped cross-section for added strength.

Kranverleih Wilhelm said it chose the crane for this strength, as well as its compact design and its 68.7 metre boom.

The counterweight slabs are interchangeable with those from the GMK5120L or any other 150 tonne Grove crane, to simplify logistics and handling. The flexible counterweight configurations enable setup to be easily tailored to specific needs.

Two crane operators from Kranverleih Wilhelm, Chris Heun and Marco Guth, expressed excitement for the new crane, noting its comfortable and efficient operation as well as the smooth driving experience.

First job

The crane’s first job involved lifting and moving several private yachts into the river near Münsterdorf, in northern Germany. The heaviest boat was 14 tonnes and lifted at a radius of 21 metres.

Left to right: Marco Guth, Kranverleih Wilhelm; Chris Heun, Kranverleih Wilhelm; Holger Haber, Manitowoc (Photo: Manitowoc)
Crane fleet

A family business, Kranverleih Wilhelm is located in Sankt Michaelisdonn and supplies taxi cranes to construction projects working inside tight space, or at industrial plants. It already owns GMK4100L-2, GMK3060, and GMK5220 cranes from Grove.

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