Grove's GMK5275 crane features five axles and has a capacity rating of 275 tons with a 224-foot main boom. Capacity on the fully extended boom is 15.4 tons. The machine features a new, lighter design with hydraulic-electronic steering. This "steer-by-wire" system also reduces tire wear and improves drive quality. The Mercedes engine is rated at 563 horsepower.
By Katie Weiler, Managing Editor | September 28, 2010