Grove crane brings mo­bil­ity and smooth op­er­a­tion to chal­leng­ing air­port lift

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La Grange Crane used a Grove GMK5275 all-ter­rain crane to build an un­der­ground wa­ter de­ten­tion sys­tem in Rose­mont, Illi­nois, near O’Hare In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The 275 USt crane lifted a se­ries of 9 USt pre­cast seg­ments to con­struct the sys­tem, which will keep stormwa­ter runoff un­der con­trol for a planned com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment.

Since the job took place near an air­port, crane op­er­a­tors for the Hodgkins, Illi­nois-based com­pany had to stay within strict tip-height lim­its, as per FAA reg­u­la­tions. This meant stay­ing be­low 100 ft to avoid in­ter­fer­ence with the in­com­ing paths of com­mer­cial air­lin­ers. Con­trac­tors also had to work around a pre-ex­ist­ing pipe sit­u­ated in­side the job site, which called for a crane that could al­ter­nate be­tween two lift lo­ca­tions with ef­fi­ciency. Judi Moon­cotch Jr., pres­i­dent of La Grange, said the GMK5275 was ideal for the job be­cause of its mo­bil­ity and the smooth op­er­a­tion of its boom.

“This crane was per­fect be­cause it al­lowed us to stay low, tele­scope out and make all the nec­es­sary lifts with­out ex­ceed­ing tip-height con­straints,” she ex­plained. “Mo­bil­ity was also a fac­tor—it’s not easy mov­ing a crane when you also have to co­or­di­nate the de­liv­ery sched­ule of nearly 1,500 tons of pre­cast, but the GMK5275 en­abled us to get the work done on time.”

La Grange Crane pur­chased the GMK5275 from Riverdale, Illi­nois-based Wal­ter Pay­ton Power Equip­ment. The con­tract­ing team built the un­der­ground wa­ter de­ten­tion sys­tem over a two-day pe­riod in April of 2017. Over­all con­struc­tion of the com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in 2018.

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