Gustav Seeland GmbH takes Delivery of New Grove GMK5250XL-1 – Heavy Lift News
13 Feb 2023

Gustav Seeland GmbH takes Delivery of New Grove GMK5250XL-1

To celebrate 90 years in business, German rental company Gustav Seeland took delivery of its largest mobile crane, a Grove GMK5250XL-1.  As well as being the company’s strongest crane at 250t capacity, it also has the longest boom, with a 78.5m main boom towering over the rest of the company’s fleet.



“The enormous reach and strong lifting capacities of the Grove GMK5250XL-1 bring new capabilities to our fleet and will help us deliver the professional lifting and transport solutions for which we are famous. Our clients operate in a wide range of sectors, including construction, energy, and infrastructure, and they will all benefit from this new addition,” said Johann Evers, managing director of Gustav Seeland.



The GMK5250XL-1 was designed to push the boundaries of mobile cranes. This crane’s 78.5m boom is the longest in its class and includes TWIN-LOCK™ boom pinning. Its long boom and high capacities are balanced against a small footprint and stellar maneuverability.




Power comes from a Mercedes OM471LA EUROMOT 5 engine, which drives the carrier and the superstructure. The GMK5250XL-1’s single-engine design includes fuel saver technology, which can lower costs by up to 30% compared to previous Grove five-axle cranes. Other features on the crane include the MEGATRAK® suspension with all-wheel steering as well as the optional MAXbase variable outrigger positioning system.


Left to right: Tim Egger (Manitowoc),Axel Greuling (Seeland), Hendrik Willers (Seeland), Dennis Merz (Seeland), Holger Haber (Manitowoc), Bjӧrn Kӧplin (Seeland)


Gustav Seeland specializes in lifting services, including heavy haulage and specialized transport, truck-mounted crane operations, hybrid-fleet operations, industrial installations, engineering, and heavy-cargo storage. In the company’s 90 years of business, it has moved 7.2 million t of cargo and completed 2,123 assemblies. The company’s operations continue to expand, and its fleet growth has kept pace with increasingly specialized customer needs.



“We’re delighted to win the business and trust of Seeland for this GMK5250XL-1 sale,” said Holger Haber, Manitowoc’s area sales manager for Northern Germany. “The company can look forward to a succession of productive projects and full order books with this new addition.”



Source Manitowoc Grove

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