Grove is launching its RT535E, a new 35 ton capacity rough-terrain crane that will be built at the company's manufacturing facility in Shady Grove, PA. The new model features a four-section 102 foot full-power boom, and offers a a 26 to 45 foot offsettable swingaway extension giving the RT535E a maximum possible tip height of 154 feet.

The company says that the crane's rectangular boom is made of high-strength steel, which offers weight savings and improved lifting capacity. The new machine features a new cab design with a streamlined dashboard control panel. The RT535E also features a Work Area Definition System, allowing the operator to pre-set safe working areas.

Maximum line pull from the main hoist is 11,640 lbs, while maximum line speed is 445 feet per minute. The RT535E uses 0.6 inch wire rope and can accommodate 450 feet of rope on both the main and auxiliary hoists. The crane is powered by a Cummins QSB 5.9 liter six-cylinder diesel engine which offers 155 hp at 2,500 rpm. The crane can travel at a maximum speed of 25 mph.

Doyle Bryant, director of product development and marketing for Grove, said the new crane fits well into the company's product range between its existing 30 and 40 ton cranes. Bryant expects interest in the new unit to be worldwide.

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