Grove truck crane helps with water treatment plant upgrade

A new Grove TM500E-2 truck crane was the perfect solution to help with an upgrade at the Swatara Township water treatment facility in Hummelstown, Pa., U.S. Owned and operated by Greiner Industries Inc., an industrial contractor and crane rental company in Mount Joy Pa., U.S., the crane was needed to lift a decommissioned pump and some old piping from where it was installed 25 ft below the ground.

According to John Dohner, project manager for Greiner Industries’ crane division, reach was more critical than capacity on this job.“The heaviest load we lifted was the pump, which weighed about 3,000 lbs,” he said. “Overhead obstacles and confined space meant we had to position the crane 75 ft from the point of lift. But this was no problem for the crane which has a 102 ft boom. Exceptional reach was the primary reason we chose the TM500E-2 for this job.” The Grove TM500E-2 has two engines – a 300 hp on-highway engine that powers the carrier and a 110 hp off-highway engine that powers the crane functions. Having two engines means that users do not have to run the larger carrier engine to power the crane. This reduces fuel usage, decreases emissions and limits the hours on the carrier engine.

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