Manitowoc crane added to Brazilian fleet

By Niamh Marriott13 October 2021

Brazilian lifting and cargo handling company Sistermi has acquired a 250 tonne capacity Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane.

The Grove crane has a 250 tonne capacity

It is the first of its kind to be delivered in Brazil and South America. Aarão Boechat Martins, CEO of Sistermi said the decision to invest in the crane was due to the company’s strategy of constantly renewing its fleet to meet market demands.

“We have started a process of renewing our fleet, and Manitowoc has been one of the first companies we have worked with on this project,” Martins said.

The crane was delivered to Sistermi’s headquarters in Serra, Espírito Santo, in July of this year and almost immediately headed to the Port of Vitória, where it assisted in maintenance work.

The crane is expected to perform other jobs soon.

Automation and control

The crane is equipped with a standardised crane control system (CCS) and on-board computer.

“Our operators described the CCS as efficient and intuitive, making day-to-day work on construction sites much easier,” said Michelle Flausino Boechat Melo, Sistermi’s managing director.

The company was also pleased with the after sales service and local support offered.

The GMK5250XL-1 now adds to Sistermi’s Grove fleet, which includes rough-terrain units and compact industrial Carrydeck cranes.

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