Grove unveils new AT cab in 2006
15 April 2008
Grove's new AT cab has garnered much attention since it was introduced at the Internet exhibition in Paris, April 2006. The new cab appeared first on the GMK4115, a new crane which also was launched at Intermat.
“This new carrier cab has been designed around three defining principles of quality – functional performance, ergonomic excellence, and safety,” says Gerhard Kaupert, director of engineering for Grove's AT line. “We have listened diligently to what our customers want and the result is an industry-leading cab with an innovative design, both inside and out. The high-quality specifications for this cab are unrivalled in the market and its design refiects the fact that Grove remains at the forefront of the mobile crane industry.
“Features on the cab include a panoramic windshield to give all-round visibility, and wide rear-view heated mirrors with curved shaping to substantially increase visibility to the side and rear. The new cab also makes use of Grove's ECOS electronic control system. Previous cabs featured a standard central control panel to adjust carrier settings, but the new cab allows the suspension, differentials, steering, and level to be adjusted using the state-of-the-art ECOS panel. In addition, the ECOS panel allows the operator to monitor conditions such as oil and water temperature, engine speed, and fuel and battery levels, enabling them to immediately react to any change in circumstances. A Tempomat control unit lets the operator change between brake and acceleration functions on the same pedal simply by switching a lever next to the steering wheel. Ergonomically designed air-suspension pivoting seats have been fitted for optimum comfort while a radio/CD player and a programmable adjustable heating and air conditioning system are also offered. Improved cab soundproofing comes courtesy of new plastic cladding, while cab access has been optimized for greater convenience.