Grove’s Italian-built RT 540

The RT540CE has a maximum capacity of 35 t (40 US tons) and incorporates a four-section boom providing 31 m (102 ft) of length. The new RT can also be configured with a 13.7 m (45 ft) offsettable telescopic swing-away extension, which gives it a maximum tip height of 47 m (154 ft).

The crane has 4.5t (5 USt) counterweight, load moment and anti-two block system, dual-axis electric joystick controllers, and a new, all-steel cab.

Andrea Madia, sales director for MCG southern Europe, said demand for Grove RTs was growing steadily.

“It’s great too see so much interest in the RT540CE from our southern European customers, particularly from those in the Italian market, where demand for rough-terrain cranes has been on the rise over the past 18 months,” he says.