Heaton Erecting takes Delivery of First Grove GMK6400-1 in North America - Video – Heavy Lift News
9 Dec 2022

Heaton Erecting takes Delivery of First Grove GMK6400-1 in North America – Video

Heaton Erecting, a provider of professional crane, rigging, and transportation services to the Atlanta, Georgia, construction market, has taken delivery of North America’s first Grove GMK6400-1.

The new flagship six-axle, 450 USt (400t) all-terrain crane, which was supplied by Manitowoc dealer Ring Power Crane, expands Heaton’s growing fleet of Grove cranes at an opportune moment, with business booming as Atlanta continues to live up to its reputation of being one of the country’s fastest-growing cities.

“A lot of the work we do is building data centers, and the GMK6400-1 will be a great fit with that type of mechanical work,” said Billy Hancock Jr, vice president at Heaton Erecting. “We’ll be installing 72 cooling units on the roof of one data center soon, as well as providing a hook for pipes, lights, and other components. This crane will also give us the ability to assist in the assembly and disassembly of tower cranes across Atlanta.”

The crane outperforms the competition in every category, boasting a maximum tip height of 448 ft (136.6 m) from within a smaller overall footprint — at 57.5 ft (17.5 m) in length, 9.8 ft (3 m) minimum width and a boom overhang of 5.9 ft (1.8 m). This makes it an ideal fit for bridge construction, wind farm work, and other energy and infrastructure applications.

Heaton ordered the crane with the optional, self-rigging MegaWingLift™ attachment, which can increase lift capacity on the 197 ft (60 m) five-section main boom by up to 70% — from 84,000 lb (38 t) to 141,000 ft (64 t) at 40 ft (11 m) working radius, for example.

The MegaWingLift™ attachment will also boost the lift capacity of the 82 – 259.2 ft (25 – 79 m) luffing jib by up to 400%, perfectly positioning Heaton to take on jobs that would usually require a much larger crane. And, as the successor to the GMK6400, the new model makes such tasks even easier through the addition of Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS).



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from left to right: Grant Larlee (Ring Power Crane), Carol Heaton (Heaton Erecting), Billy Hancock Jr (Heaton Erecting)

Source Grove Manitowoc

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