Lambertsson Kran picks Samson synthetic rope for Grove AT8 February 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris
Sweden’s Lambertsson Kran is taking delivery of a Grove GMK4100L-1, the hoist of which will be fitted with Samson K-100 synthetic rope.
The “L” in the crane’s name denotes it’s the long boom version of the crane, with a reach of 60 m.
“The company will use the crane and K-100 together, which not only marks its first foray into synthetic rope, but also the first time that a company has paired the product with an all-terrain crane globally,” Manitowoc said.
Lambertsson Kran learned of K-100 at an open house sponsored by Scanunit, a Helsingborg-based Samson dealer. The company said it was intrigued by its potential to increase return on investment, namely its lower maintenance requirements, environmental benefits and its ease of handling in reeving.
“The GMK4100L-1 is a compact crane and ideal for lifting jobs in the city, and in factories with tight working quarters,” said Claes Jakobsson, region manager with Lambertsson Kran. “With K-100, we can reduce the weight of the crane and carry more counterweight, which will help us as we primarily use the Grove as a taxi crane performing lifts in the city of Malmö. K-100 will also make it easier for the operator to reeve the rope on the jib and hook blocks.”