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Schaz buys second Grove all-terrain crane

7/17/2013 Erlangen, Germany

German rental company Schaz Kranbetribe has added a second Grove crane to its fleet. The company, based in Erlangen, Germany, purchased the 130 t capacity GMK5130-2 all-terrain crane to add strength and versatility to its fleet. 

Schaz’s first Grove crane, a 100 t capacity GMK4100L, was bought in 2011. The crane’s reliability and low cost of ownership impressed its owners, who soon decided to buy the second crane, as managing director Gerd Schaz explains.

“We work on many different projects across the region so we need cranes that are quick to set up and easy to use,” he says. “Grove cranes are very cost-effective to operate and allow us to take on more jobs.”

The GMK5130-2 will be used across the local region as a taxi crane. The crane’s 11 t counterweight is larger than any other equivalent machine in the market, giving it an impressive load chart. The GMK5130-2 features a 60 m main boom that can lift up to 10 t when fully extended. 

Established more than 40 years ago, Schaz has a fleet of seven cranes, which are used across the local region on general construction and maintenance projects.  

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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