NessCampbell receives new Grove all-terrain

By Hannah Sundermeyer10 November 2021

Following delivery in late September, Portland, OR-based NessCampbell Crane + Rigging, a longtime Manitowoc customer, put its new Grove GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain crane to work. The crane was the first of its kind to arrive in the Northwest, and it already has successfully completed a handful of jobs, the company said.

The crane’s first job involved lifting and placing 26,000-pound metal structures at a power plant just outside Sheridan, OR.

The crane’s first job involved lifting and placing 26,000 pounds of metal structures at a power plant just outside Sheridan, OR. For this project job, the GMK5250XL-1 was fitted with 57,000 pounds of counterweight and 131 feet of boom at a 60 feet radius.

“The crane performed perfectly,” said John Anderson, president, NessCampbell. “Our operators took their time to execute a safe and efficient lifting plan. The job was completed within the expected timeframe and our customer was satisfied with the operation.”

Following the power plant work, the crane moved on to hoist four new 3,600-pound HVAC units at an industrial facility on the outskirts of Portland. The crane was rigged with 110,000 pounds of counterweights, and setup with a 229 foot-long boom at a 190 foot radius.

The crane has successfully completed a handful of jobs around Portland within the first few weeks of delivery.

“This was a one-day job that took six hours total, including travel time and setup, executed safely and efficiently,” Anderson said. “Our operator and oiler are quickly adjusting to the new machine, and said they find the advance technology and capabilities of the crane a great benefit to our customers. They also mentioned the crane’s small footprint and ability to maneuver at the jobsite as great plusses.”

NessCampbell purchased the Grove GMK5250XL-1 from Western Pacific Crane & Equipment, a Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane dealer serving the West.

“We’re confident the Grove GMK5250XL-1 will be an excellent addition to NessCampbell’s fleet,” said Matt Noonan, sales specialist at Western Pacific. “The combination of high capacity and best-in-class boom length makes this crane a perfect fit for jobs in a variety of industries.”

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