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Baldwins Crane Hire takes delivery of two GMK5250Ls


UK-based crane rental company Baldwin Crane Hire, has purchased the first two Grove GMK5250L cranes in the UK. The Grove cranes will be an invaluable addition to the company’s extensive fleet which includes many Grove cranes. The new machines were dispatched in December and are currently working on construction and engineering projects across the UK, as well as erecting tower cranes in London. 

David Nash, small cranes director at Baldwins Crane Hire said the company chose the GMK5250L for its long boom and its suitability to a wide variety of jobs. “We are delighted to be in possession of the UK’s first Grove GMK5250L cranes,” he says. “One of the main reasons we purchased this crane was because it offers one of the longest booms in its class and it’s easy to maneuver, making it well-suited to work on a variety of jobsites. The GMK5250Ls are an excellent addition to our fleet and we look forward to using the cranes to provide a more efficient solution for our customers’.”    

The market-leading 250 t capacity GMK5250L features a 70 m main boom plus a 37 m luffing jib extension. The GMK5250L offers the best maneuverability and class-leading driver comfort, which it delivers thanks to its inclusion of the VIAB turbo clutch and integrated retarder. 

The Baldwins name has been associated with the crane industry since 1957 and was officially founded as Baldwins Crane Hire in 2002. The company operates from eight depots across the UK and has a large fleet of mobile cranes that range from 7 t - 1,250 t. 

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 products and support services that are tailored to customers’ needs. Its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manitowoc designs, manufactures, markets and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks and industrial cranes under the Grove, Potain, Manitowoc, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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