Scottish marine services company, PSG Marine & Logistics (PSG), has received the first Grove GRT8100-1 rough-terrain crane in the UK. PSG is a leading provider of lifting, transport, and logistics services to the offshore and marine sectors in the Scottish Highlands. The crane is being used to support quayside logistical activities for companies in the marine, offshore oil and gas, and offshore wind energy industries.
PSG ordered the crane during the Vertikal Days 2023 exhibition in Peterborough, England. The company has a long history of working with Grove cranes and was particularly interested in the new GRT8100-1 for its efficiency and time-saving benefits, plus its strong pick-and-carry capabilities.
“We have run a Grove RT600E rough-terrain crane for many years and it has delivered reliable and productive service. In particular, it offers great time savings with its pick-and-carry capabilities,” said Steve Clark from PSG. “The crane’s performance combined with the excellent support we receive from Crowland Cranes and Manitowoc convinced us to invest in the GRT8100-1.”
Crowland Cranes is a long-time supporter of PSG. As PSG’s regional Grove dealer, the company worked with Manitowoc Cranes UK sales manager Derek Kidd to supply the latest crane.
The 100 t capacity GRT8100-1 features a 47 m main boom, with up to 72.9 m of maximum tip height when using the optional jib. It provides the best load charts in its class. The crane combines the wide cab and carrier of the 120 t capacity Grove GRT8120 with the superstructure of the GRT8100. This enables the crane to deliver improved operations, easier servicing, and jobsite flexibility. Additionally, it is equipped with a value package, which includes a 10.1 m – 17.1 m offsettable bi-fold lattice swingaway extension, a 360° mechanical positive swing lock, and an Auxiliary Hoist Package.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be the first company in the UK to receive one of these models and can’t wait to put it to work,” Clark said.