Manitowoc showing first crane built in Latin America at Expomin 2014

Manitowoc will exhibit the first Grove rough-terrain crane fully produced at its facility in Brazil at Expomin 2014.

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Expomin 2014 will feature a special crane from Manitowoc – the first Grove rough-terrain crane model to be fully produced at its factory in Passo Fundo, Brazil. The Grove RT765E-2 will be featured at the stand (10-G) during the show, which takes place April 21 to 25 in Santiago, Chile.

Cristian Galaz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitowoc in South America, said the production of Grove rough-terrain cranes in Latin America is an essential step to increasing purchasing options for customers in the region.


"The production of Grove cranes in Passo Fundo, Brazil, makes it much easier for Latin American customers to obtain our high-quality machines,” he said. “We are able to source products within the region, and produce and deliver our crane products faster than any competitor, which is an important added value for customers. Due to the fast-paced nature of mining and construction in the region, customers often require almost immediate delivery of new cranes to fulfill new contracts.”


The Grove RT765E-2 was chosen to not only highlight the success of Manitowoc’s first Latin American factory, but also for its usefulness to the region’s surging mining industry. Many of its features make for ideal mining use, especially its standard four-wheel drive, multi-mode steering and Full Vision cab that enable the crane to navigate the rough conditions of mining sites with ease.


The 60 t capacity crane also has a 33.5 m MEGAFORM boom. An optional bi-fold swingaway lattice extension easily stows on the side of the base boom for easy transport while providing on-board extension from 10.1 m to 17.1 m, for a maximum tip height of 53.2 m. With additional inserts, the tip height can be extended even further to 65 m.

The Manitowoc booth at Expomin will also show the brand new KZ100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes. This product is the result of a joint application development between Samson, a leading synthetic rope manufacturer, and Manitowoc. It is 80% lighter than wire rope and boasts torque neutral construction that eliminates load spin and cabling. The new hoist rope material also makes for easy handling, reeving and installation as it reduces kinking, bird caging and damage from other types of cable-spooling issues.                     

Manitowoc’s Crane Care service will be represented at Expomin, too. Representatives from the service will offer visitors information on its extensive services, such as 24/7 technical support, crane inspection and repair services, global parts and maintenance, training and more.

Manitowoc will display a brand new Crane Care service vehicle at the show. This new mobile service will aid customers’ maintenance or lifting needs on the job site, even when the location is remote.

The implementation of this mobile service will allow Manitowoc to be even more prepared when assisting cranes in the field. The trucks are equipped with all the latest technology and tools that can assist on the job site. This is a tremendous benefit, especially to those working in demanding mining conditions, because Manitowoc can arrive on site to help replace a part or repair a crane in relatively fast time.

Representatives from Manitowoc Finance will also be present at Expomin. This program helps customers purchase and finance new Manitowoc cranes or attachments. It enables companies to buy equipment as soon as they need it — often with only a small down payment.

“We have a series of financing options that help our customers add value to the mix of products and services offered by Manitowoc,” said Sebastian Cornejo Martens, a finance analyst for Manitowoc in Latin America. “This gives us a considerable edge over our competitors.”


Expomin 2014 will feature 1,400 companies representing more than 4,000 brands from 30 countries. More than 80,000 attendees are expected at the event, which is estimated to generate $1.7 billion in transactions.