Manitowoc launches upgraded Grove GRT8100-1 rough-terrain crane

The new addition integrates MAXbase, the variable outrigger positioning system that enables better lifting capacity and site access

Manitowoc has launched its latest rough-terrain crane, the Grove GRT8100-1, which is said to be an upgrade of the GRT8100. The new model will be available from 2023, the company confirmed.

According to the manufacturer, many of the improvements in the latest model, which is being presented at Bauma 2022, stem from a new chassis that shares commonality with the chassis from the 120t capacity GRT8120. There’s also an updated engine and transmission package, and a new, wider cab with enhanced operating features.

“The GRT8100 has been a popular choice with customers worldwide. With the GRT8100-1, we have taken a great crane and made it even better,” said Federico Lovera, Product Manager for rough-terrain, industrial, and lattice boom crawler cranes at Manitowoc.

In August 2022, Manitowoc confirmed Jennifer Peterson as its General Counsel and, in September 2022, Grove introduced a heavy-duty jib option for its GRT9165 rough-terrain crane.

“The new Grove GRT8100-1 will go into production at our US and Italian factories simultaneously, allowing deliveries to customers around the world to begin in early Q2 next year,” he added.

The 100t capacity GRT8100-1 features the same 360-degree load charts as its predecessor and maintains its overall dimensions, counterweight, and five-section, 12-47m full-power MEGAFORM boom. However, with the new chassis on the GRT8100-1, there is an option to integrate the flexible MAXbase variable position outrigger system, which the company says offers up to 15% capacity improvements in certain configurations.

MAXbase also said to simplify 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).

In late September 2022, Manitowoc said it had modernised its MLC250 lattice-boom crawler crane.


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