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Baldwins big Grove investment in the UK 🇬🇧

Baldwins Crane Hire, a heavy crane specialist in the UK, has expanded its fleet with three new Grove GMK5120L all-terrain cranes; two GMK5150XLunits; and a GMK5250XL-1. Baldwins has been a Grove customer for decades and owns the largest number of five- and six-axle Grove cranes of any rental company in the UK.


“We’re extremely proud to deliver these latest cranes to Baldwins as the company continues to expand its operations thanks to the reliable and productive support of Grove mobile cranes,” said James Leishman, UK sales manager for mobile cranes at Manitowoc. “Our class-leading five-axle units, theGMK5120L and GMK5150XL, give customers the longest booms around as well as great taxicounterweight options, and compact footprints.Companies like Baldwins can take on bigger and better jobs with these cranes while still enjoying reliable and productive performance.”


The GMK5120L cranes are the first of their kind in the country. The 120 t capacity GMK5120L offers long reach with an extraordinary 66 m main boom plus strong taxi crane capabilities. The crane can carry up to 30.7 t of counterweight for configurations of 16.5 t per axle, or up to 14.6 t counterweight for a 12 t per axle configuration. There are also options of 3.1 t of counterweight in a 10 t per axle configuration.


These capabilities allow customers to benefit from greater flexibility and lower transportation costs. With compact dimensions of just 14.2 m length and 2.75 m width, the GMK5120L offers superb access to jobsites plus great maneuverability from Grove’s MEGATRAK® independent suspension.


The GMK5150XL features a 7-section, 68.7 m main boom manufactured with Grove’s MEGAFORM® design. It offers a host of attractive lifting capabilities for tower crane assembly, including the ability to lift 8.1 t at 68.7 m; 9.5 t at 66 m; and 13 t at almost 60 m. The load charts in taxi configuration are the best-in-class, ensuring easy roadability and transport savings for owners. Taxi configurations start from just 1 t of counterweight and go up to 30.9 t within 16.5 t axle weights.


The GMK5250XL-1 has a 78.5 m boom, making it the longest in its class, and it includes TWIN-LOCK™ boom pinning. Its long boom and high capacities are balanced against a small footprint and stellar maneuverability. Power comes from a Mercedes Benz EUROMOT 5 engine, which drives the carrier and the superstructure. The single-engine design includes fuel-saver technology, which can lower costs by up to 30% compared to previous Grove five-axle cranes. Other features on the crane include the MEGATRAK® suspension with all-wheel steering as well as the optional MAXbase variable outrigger positioning system.


Baldwins Crane Hire is a leading name in the UK crane rental sector, supporting general construction, infrastructure development, power and energy projects, and more. Since 1957, the company has provided customers with reliable cranes, supported by a dedicated maintenance team.


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