A second Grove all-terrain crane, boasting a 150-ton capacity and identified as the Grove GMK5150XL, has been acquired by the family-run heavy lifting and handling company A.A.Y.M. This Lamballe, France-based establishment procured the GMK5150XL to cater to diverse applications, including construction, shipyard operations, and industrial maintenance.
In its first assignment, the crane — equipped with its full 68.7-meter boom and a 44.5-ton counterweight — was deployed to provide materials for a local factory rooftop renovation. This job mirrored a previous one handled by the GMK6300L-1 at the same site, so the GMK5150XL has effectively freed up the larger capacity GMK6300L-1, allowing it to tackle more substantial projects.
“We really appreciate our newest Grove model for its innovative features and high-quality detailing. It’s got a long boom for a five-axle crane, strong load charts, great taxi capabilities, and maneuverability on narrow jobsites. We equipped the crane with several optional extras, including the MAXbase™ variable outrigger positioning system, a wireless remote control, and a birds-eye view camera. It’s a very impressive crane,” said Yvan Martin, company manager at A.A.Y.M.
Featuring a 7-section, MEGAFORM® boom renowned for its strength, the GMK5150XL offers best-in-class load charts in taxi configuration, ensuring ease of transport and significant savings for owners. With various counterweight configurations available, including a heavyweight option allowing for exceptional weight on board, the crane exhibits remarkable versatility.