Manitowoc has announced the introduction of a new 150 ton/135 tonne two axle Rough Terrain crane, the Grove RT9150E. The new model, the largest two axle Grove ever, combines the superstructure of the Grove GMK5130-2 (GMK5165-2 in USA) All-Terrain crane with the chassis of the 130 ton RT9130E. It is said to offer lift capacity improvements over the 9130 of around 60 percent almost 12 metres more main boom. Maximum radius on the main boom is 54.5 metres, at which point it has a capacity of 1,700kgs. (3,800 lbs @180ft). An 11 to 17.9 metre bi-fold lattice swingaway extension offsets from zero to 20 or 40 degrees and takes the tip height up to almost 81 metres, with a maximum working radius of 66.5 metres at which it has a capacity of 900kgs/2,000lbs. Two additional lattice inserts are also available one 7.9 metres, the other six metres, which fit between the boom nose and the swingaway to provide the crane’s maximum tip height of 94.5 metres. This configuration also improves the capacity at the maximum 66.5 metre radius to 1,250kgs/ 2,770 lbs.