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

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

August 24, 2017
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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.”

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