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Manitowoc Introduces Grove GHC140 Telescopic Crawler Crane

Manitowoc GHC140.

April 11, 2019 - Manitowoc has released its biggest Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane in North America, the new GHC140. 

“The Grove GHC line has grown in popularity over the years due to its reliability on the jobsite and best-in-class features,” said JJ Grace, Manitowoc’s product manager for GHC cranes. “This latest model stems from discussions with customers who liked using our telescopic crawler cranes, but needed improved load charts.” 

The new model features a 52.1-meter (171’) six-section, pinned boom with a maximum capacity of 127 tonnes (140 U.S. tons). When configured with the 15-meter (49.3’) offsettable bi-fold swingaway jib, it has a maximum tip height of 70 meters (229.7’). Introducing new 1.5° load charts, the GHC140 offers the ability to pick and ca
rry at 100% of its load chart on inclinations up to 4° and can swing loads a full 360°. 

Companies with applications in utility work, alternative energy applications, tunnel construction, barge work, and storage tank construction will find the crane especially useful, as it fits easily onto a variety of jobsites. With its pin telescoping boom, operators can handle a variety of lifts at various radii to reach greater heights. 

The GHC140’s crawler tracks easily navigate tough jobsite conditions, such as swampy or mountainous terrain, with its 57% gradeability track rating. The undercarriage is driven by powerful, two-speed hydrostatic drive motors. The track side frames can be hydraulically extended and retracted, providing three track spans with lifting capabilities at each span. This provides added versatility to find the best combination of crane width and lifting capacity. 

Additionally, the GHC140 can be transported to a jobsite in as little as four loads. It features a self-assembly counterweight and an undercarriage frame with jacks for easy self-assembly of the crawlers. In-cab amenities include a large, air suspension heated seat; a climate control system for added comfort; a 7” screen for viewing the hoist, rear, and right side camera feeds; an intuitive graphical RCL system; and precise, electronic load-sensing joystick controls. A 20° tilting cab is another added benefit, providing added comfort for high-boom-angle work. 

The crane can be outfitted with one of two engine options: a 173-hp Cummins QSB 4.5 L Tier 4 Final or a 160-hp Tier 3 model. Both engines provide strong and reliable power, and they meet all current EPA requirements. ECO and Auto Idle modes help maximize fuel efficiency, and the engine compartment is fitted with sound foam insulation to lessen engine noise.


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