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Man­i­towoc in­tro­duces Grove TMS9000-2 truck crane

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Man­i­towoc has un­veiled its ‘lighter, longer, stronger’ Grove TMS9000-2 nextgen­er­a­tion truck crane in the United States.

The new 100-tonne-ca­pac­ity truck crane fea­tures a num­ber of im­prove­ments over pre­vi­ous mod­els, the com­pany says.

For a start, the TMS9000E is 363kg lighter than its pre­de­ces­sor, which adds flex­i­bil­ity in car­ry­ing coun­ter­weight, crib­bing and other items.

Though the TMS9000-2 is lighter, its boom length and ca­pac­ity have both in­creased.

The crane fea­tures a new, 51.6m six-sec­tion Me­gaform boom that utilises Grove’s Twin-Lock pin­ning sys­tem. It’s a grease­less boom, which re­duces main­te­nance for own­ers.

“The im­proved reach will en­able cus­tomers to com­plete a wider va­ri­ety of ap­pli­ca­tions with the crane, but from a com­pact chas­sis [2.6m wide x 13.4m long],” the com­pany says. “The crane will of­fer man­ual or hy­draulic swing­aways, along with an ad­di­tional in­sert, for fur­ther reach op­tions.”

With this in­creased reach comes in­creased ca­pac­ity across all load charts.

Both the boom and chas­sis are stronger on the TMS9000-2 than pre­vi­ous Grove cranes, so there is more ca­pac­ity across all ra­diuses. On av­er­age, load charts with max­i­mum coun­ter­weight have im­proved by ap­prox­i­mately 5 per cent over its pre­de­ces­sor, Man­i­towoc says.

The new model also shares the same coun­ter­weight sys­tem as the TMS9000E, so ex­ist­ing own­ers can in­ter­change coun­ter­weights and wing weights, giv­ing flex­i­bil­ity across a fleet.

It comes with Man­i­towoc’s Crane Con­trol Sys­tem (CCS), a stan­dard­ised sys­tem that works across sev­eral crane brands and mod­els.

The TMS9000-2 of­fers six sim­ple pre­de­fined boom se­quences and a Boom Con­fig­u­ra­tor Mode that al­lows op­er­a­tors to quickly select op­ti­mum boom po­si­tion and length – the op­er­a­tor sim­ply in­puts lift pa­ram­e­ters and the sys­tem cal­cu­lates the best con­fig­u­ra­tion.

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