The Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain crane was awarded “Crane of the Year” by Construction Machinery Middle East (CMME), a leading regional publication, at their annual awards gala in Dubai. After accepting the award on behalf of the company, the Manitowoc MERA team traveled to the home of the GRT8100 in Niella Tanaro in Italy to share the trophy with the factory team.
Grove’s GRT8100 was named ‘Crane of the Year’ at an awards ceremony staged in Dubai this past June by Construction Machinery Middle East (CMME). CMME is one of the leading publications for the heavy machinery sector in the Middle East, and its annual Construction Machinery Middle East Awards saw 13,000 people voting across 20 categories to select the best and most popular machinery brands in the region.
After receiving the award at the gala dinner, Manitowoc leadership from the Middle East plus Fahad Kanoo, CEO of regional Grove dealer Kanoo Group, traveled to the Niella Tanaro factory in Italy where the crane is built. The team was there to congratulate all at Niella Tanaro on making the GRT8100 such a success in the Middle East. Andrew Youssef, general manager for Manitowoc covering Middle East, Africa, and CIS, said:
“We’re thrilled the Grove GRT8100 was selected for the first time to win such a prestigious award in the Middle East, and we wanted to share the success with our fantastic production team at the factory. Every day, the team engineers and manufactures the best rough-terrain cranes. This award is a testament to them for championing the Middle East and Africa region with world-class products. Without the Niella team, this award would not be possible, and feedback and recognition from the industry only inspires us to do even more. Our colleagues in Italy were just as excited as we were to receive this award.”
Manitowoc’s leadership in the rough-terrain crane market extends all over the world. That includes the Middle East, where more than 60 GRT8100 cranes are currently at work.
“The GRT8100 set new standards for what’s possible with a 100t rough-terrain crane,” said Federico Lovera, product manager for rough-terrain cranes at Manitowoc. “And what’s even more exciting, is that the crane was updated at the end of last year with the launch of the new GRT8100-1. We expect interest to be strong for this new model in the Middle East and are already kickstarting conversations with clients.”
Grove rough-terrain cranes have a host of features that customers in the Middle East appreciate. These include heavy-duty tires, powerful engines and advanced cooling systems, enabling them to operate reliably in even the most extreme weather conditions or jobsites. Kanoo Machinery, a leading equipment supplier in the Middle East and a long-time Grove dealer, understands the benefits of the GRT8100 better than most. The company has delivered multiple GRT8100 cranes across the region in recent years. The company’s CEO, Fahad Kanoo, said:
“The Middle East is a very diverse landscape that includes deserts, mountains, large urban centers and sprawling industrial sites. Yet the Grove GRT8100 can handle any challenge. It’s compact, strong and offers some of the best off-road capabilities around, making it ideal for all kinds of projects. We are proud to offer customers such an impressive unit in the Middle East; this award is well deserved.”
The Grove GRT8100 is a 100t capacity crane capable of reaching up to 73 m when utilizing its maximum 47 m, five-section main boom, with a full complement of boom extension and insert options. It features the Manitowoc Crane Control System (CCS) with its user-friendly interface. There’s also a tilting cab and impressive load charts, while extensive component testing ensures greater reliability. The crane is powered by a Cummins QSB6.7L engine that delivers strong line pull, powerful hoisting capability and impressive lifting performance.
At the end of 2022, the GRT8100 was replaced with the GRT8100-1 in the Grove rough-terrain crane line. This exciting upgrade features the same impressive 360° load charts as its predecessor, maintaining the same overall dimensions, counterweight and five-section, 12 - 47 m full-power MEGAFORM® boom. However, with the new chassis on the 100t capacity GRT8100-1, customers have the option to integrate the highly flexible MAXbase variable position outrigger system, which offers up to 15% capacity improvements in certain configurations.
MAXbase also simplifies setup on congested jobsites, with each of the four hydraulically telescoping outriggers extended over a range of symmetric and asymmetric positions. Also new to the outrigger design is an auto-level feature for easy jobsite set-up, as well as Manitowoc’s smart, length-sensing Outrigger Monitoring System (OMS).