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Maxim Crane Makes Major Purchase of Manitowoc, Grove, and National Cranes


October 1, 2019 - Maxim Crane Works, Wilder, Kentucky, is adding several Manitowoc cranes to its industry-leading fleet. The company has purchased 19 new cranes from the Grove rough-terrain and truck-mounted ranges, as well as the National Crane boom-truck line.    

Maxim Crane has long relied on the Manitowoc’s cranes for a variety of applications, particularly for large construction and petrochemical work.   

“A lifting company can only be as good as the tools it uses to complete the job. For years we have relied on Manitowoc, Grove, and National Crane to deliver us cranes that offer superior quality and return on investment,” said Frank Bardonaro, chief operating officer of Maxim Crane Works. “We’re especially enthusiastic about the Grove GRT8100 and NBT55L models. It’s clear that these cranes are designed and built to not only be tougher than their predecessors, but also reflect the needs of the current lifting market.”

Along with eight Grove GRT8100s, Maxim will also take delivery of three Grove TMS9000-2 truck-mounted cranes and eight National Crane NBT55Ls. 

The GRT8100 features a 100-U.S.-ton capacity and 154.3’ boom. The TMS9000-2 can lift 115 U.S. tons and has a 169’ boom. The NBT55L offers 55-U.S.-ton capacity and a 151’ boom. All three crane models were developed using the The Manitowoc Way, which incorporates customer feedback into their design, and all three debuted in the last year and a half.

Earlier in the year, Maxim took delivery of a Manitowoc MLC650 and an MLC300. Soon it will receive an additional MLC650 and MLC300. The major rental company also is adding a Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane before the year ends.   

“Any day that you bring home new cranes is an exciting one, and we’re thrilled today to add so many new Manitowoc units to our fleet,” said Bryan Carlisle, CEO of Maxim Crane Works. “We know that these cranes come not only with great designs that have been built to the highest standards of quality, but that Manitowoc is going to provide us excellent service and support throughout their life cycles.”

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