Increase Crane Utilization with the Grove Jib Extension

Posted on Sep 15, 2022 by Innovation

Grove, a mobile hydraulic crane producer, is now offering a heavy-duty jib extension for the Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain crane that increases the 165 USt (150 t) crane’s utilization abilities. The jib is 12.5 ft long and designed with two sheaves, for up to four parts of line, and is hydraulically offsettable from 0° to 50°. The jib has a max lifting capacity of 68,600 lbs. 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.

The heavy-duty jib was designed to meet the fast-changing precast concrete panel market, a common off-site techniques used during construction. This type of work is expected to grow 5.6% annually over the next five years alone. Precast concrete yields added environmental benefits, too, as the hollow core uses half the amount of concrete without compromising on strength. This results in up to a 25% reduction in a building’s CO2 construction footprint.

Wisconsin-based design-build contractor Miron Construction Co. (Miron) is the first customer to use the new jib on its GRT9165.

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