Manitowoc’s new Grove RT770E rough-terrain crane on show at Conexpo 2014
Manitowoc’s new Grove RT770E rough-terrain crane will be among the eye-catching mobile crane models at Conexpo 2014.
The 65tonne capacity crane offers the claimed longest boom in its class, at 42m, and is said by Manitowoc to be specially designed to give customers all the benefits of a traditional Grove rough-terrain crane, but with extra-long reach.
Paul Cutchall, rough-terrain product manager for Manitowoc Cranes in North America, said, “We’re launching the RT770E into probably the most popular capacity class, so we knew we had to make it stand out from the crowd, and with its boom design I believe we’ve done that.”
The Grove RT770E’s five-section, full-power boom features single-cylinder technology said to eliminate the need for a hydraulic hose reel, which lightens the boom, and in turn, the entire crane. The design also eliminates the need to install boom inserts, which requires an assist crane, saving both time and money for customers.