The new 100 t capacity truck crane features a number of improvements over previous models that will enable owners to increase their utilisation and lifting capabilities. The new crane is lighter, increasing roadability and helping customers meet gross vehicle weight requirements. It has a longer boom, which increases reach and enables lifting contractors to complete a wider variety of applications.
“The Grove TMS9000-2 is a clear example of The Manitowoc Way in action,” says Harrison Hipple, product manager for truck-mounted cranes at Manitowoc. “We brought our customers in at the earliest stages of designing this crane to ensure we made a product that fits their lifting needs. It was engineered with one goal in mind: to increase utilisation rates for customers and increase their return on investment in a truck crane.”
The TMS9000-2 is approximately 363 kg lighter than its predecessor, the TMS9000E. Though the TMS9000-2 is lighter, it’s boom length and capacity have both increased. The crane features a new, 51,6 m, six-section MEGAFORM boom that utilises Grove’s Twin-Lock pinning system. It’s a greaseless boom, which reduces maintenance for owners. The improved reach will enable customers to complete a wider variety of applications with the crane, but from a compact chassis (width: 2,6 m; length: 13,4 m). The crane will offer manual or hydraulic swingways, along with additional inserts, to provide further reach options.
And with this increased reach comes increased capacity across all load charts. The crane’s 100 t capacity is said to make it the strongest four-axle truck crane on the market with the best load charts in its class. Both the boom and chassis are stronger on the TMS9000-2 than previous cranes, so there is more capacity across all radii. On average, load charts with maximum counterweight have improved by approximately 5% over its predecessor.