Grove has introduced a new heavy-duty jib extension for its GRT9165 rough-terrain crane, which is designed to increase the 150t crane’s utilization abilities. The optional jib improves efficiency when setting precast concrete panels due to its easy transportation and fast set-up time, the company says.
The jib is 12.5ft (3.8 m) long and designed with two sheaves, for up to four parts of line, and is hydraulically offsettable from 0° to 50°. The compact but stout jib has a max lifting capacity of 68,600 lbs, the firm notes.
The heavy-duty jib was designed to meet the fast-changing precast concrete panel market, one of the most common off-site techniques used during construction. US-based design-build contractor Miron Construction Co. (Miron) recently became the first customer to use the new jib which is available to order for all new Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain cranes and as a retrofit for cranes in the field.