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Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400 quickly put to work on construction projects across the country

7/28/2017

  • Alanoca, a transport and logistics company, purchased Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400 to provide a robust and reliable crane for major construction projects across the country.
  • The 400 t all-terrain crane is working at a cement factory and will soon embark on a project to construct a petrochemical complex.

Bolivia’s first Grove GMK6400 arrived in March and it has already taken on some major construction projects in the country. Alanoca, a transport and logistics company based in El Alto, added the crane to its rental fleet and put it right to work, supplying it to several contractors for a wide array of projects.

Roberto Alanoca, who is a spokesperson for the company and also the son of its founder, Jorge Roberto Alanoca, said the company purchased the 400 t (450 USt) all-terrain crane because it is well-suited for large-scale projects. The versatile model is currently working at a cement factory in La Paz, having already completed a similar job in June. Later in 2017, the crane will join a project to construct a petrochemical complex.

The GMK6400 offers the best lifting capability of any six-axle mobile crane and includes a self-rigging Mega Wing Lift capacity-enhancing attachment. Main boom on the GMK6400 is 60 m and when working with its luffing jib, the crane can perform lifts no other six-axle or even seven-axle crane can currently achieve. It also features a range of unique design elements, including a single-engine concept and the MegaDrive hydrostatic drive system.

“We purchased the GMK6400 to provide a robust, reliable machine to our clients,” Alanoca explained. “We’re seeing an increase in local demand for high-capacity, all-terrain cranes that can handle a variety of projects. So far, our customers have been very pleased with the crane and its performance on these job sites.”

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services. In 2016, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.6 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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