Grove is now offering a new heavy-duty jib extension for the Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain crane that increases the 165 USt (150 t) crane’s utilization abilities. It provides a competitive edge for setting precast concrete panels, as its easier to transport and faster to set up than crawler cranes for tilt-up work.
The jib is 12.5 ft (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, stout jib has a max lifting capacity of 68,600 lbs. Overall, the new jib up to 20% greater capacities on average than its closest competition. The two-hook design gives operators tight precision when positioning panels, with the hydraulic jib controlled via an in-cab switch for faster operation and convenience.