Burger Gruas Y Transportes Especiales, a Santiago-based crane rental firm, has taken delivery of a Grove GHC130. The telescoping crawler crane is ready to provide contractors across Chile with great maneuverability on rugged terrain, telescoping boom versatility and 100 percent pick-and-carry capability, helping them to increase efficiency on a wide variety of lifting projects.
According to Raul Burger, the company’s CEO, the new telescoping crawler crane will offer great advantages to the company’s clients, especially on job sites where time is of the essence.
“We have purchased this crane because we are committed to innovation. There are not many cranes like that in the world,” said Raul Burger. “The Grove GHC130 has a much shorter set up time when compared to conventional cranes, and unlike most all- and rough-terrain cranes, it can pick and carry all of its load chart. These features can save contractors a lot of time and money while establishing a competitive edge.”
The crane is currently working at a mine near Santiago, helping to set up prefabricated container homes for employees. This is the company’s third Grove crane (Burger also has two all-terrain cranes: a GMK5130 and a GMK5120). Burger’s new telescoping crawler crane will be a perfect fit in numerous industries in Chile, especially mining, which is in high demand in the country, and wind energy.
The GHC130’s crawler tracks can handle all types of job site conditions. Steep or swampy terrain, for example, is easily navigable. The compact telescoping crane is ideal for applications like utility projects, where it can carry loads across the job site in remote locations.
The GHC130 also offers the ability to pick-and-carry at 100 percent of its load chart on inclinations of up to 4°, and it can swing loads a full 360°. It has a 120 t (132 USt) capacity and 40.2 m (131.11 ft) of main boom length. The GHC130’s total length, when equipped with counterweight and with its boom retracted, measures just 15.3 m (50.2 ft) long. The crane measures 3.9 m (12.8 ft) wide with its adjustable crawler treads fully retracted, and its overall height is 4 m (13 ft).
Gerardo Castillo, regional business manager for Manitowoc in South America, explained that the entire GHC telescopic crawler crane series – which comprises the GHC30, GHC55, GHC75, and GHC130 – offers the benefits of small crawler cranes with the versatility of telescoping booms.
“The GHC series cranes are very agile in getting to the job site, setting up and navigating within confined spaces,” said Castillo. “When combined, these features of the GHC family will help companies gain efficiency and increase their return on investment.”