Rough-terrain Crane Grove RT540E from Manitowoc
Rough-terrain crane Grove RT540E. Photo source Manitowoc
The rough-terrain crane Grove RT540E from Manitowoc (USA) will be on display at CONEXPO 2008. The crane features dual-axis, electronic joysticks and a sleeker, more modern cab. The new cab and controls improve operator comfort and productivity. Operators can easily view gauges for all engine functions on the control panel in the dash. The joysticks provide smoother control.
The 40 USt crane has a 102 ft, four-section full-power main boom. An offsettable telescopic swingaway jib is available that extends tip height to 154 ft. Other features include a 4.7 USt counterweight pinned to the superstructure, a load moment indicator and anti-two block system. Power for the crane comes from a 160 hp QSB 6.7L (Tier 3) Cummins engine and a new load sensing hydraulic system uses piston pumps for crane functions. There is standard full length steel decking on the crane with anti-skid treatment. An 8.5 ft wide chassis allows for easy transport to the jobsite.
The RT540E is manufactured at Manitowoc’s factories in Pennsylvania for the US market and in Italy for cranes sold into the EMEA region.