Grove YardBoss YB5520 replaces older 16 tonne YB5518

The Grove YardBoss YB5520 is a new industrial crane to replace the older 16 tonne YB5518.

February 17, 2013

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The new crane has 18 tonnes capacity and a 16.6 metre four section, full power boom. The crane comes with two jib options, a 4.6 m boom extension and an adjustable 4.6 m to 7.6 m swingaway boom extension.

The YB5520 has a higher capacity and longer boom than other cranes in its class, says the company. The Grove YardBoss YB5520 has a capacity of 18 tonnes and a 16.6 metre four section, full power boom. Two jib options are available – a 4.6 m boom extension and an adjustable 4.6 m to 7.6 m swingaway boom extension.

The YB5520 is 2.5 m tall and comes with crab steering with self-alignment and pivoting boom nose; these are adjustable to five positions from minus 30 to 80 degrees.

The crane is fully CE certified in line with the latest European EN 13000 regulations.

The crane includes a two-speed hoist and a 3.3 litre, Euromot 3B Cummins diesel engine and ITL power shift transmission. The company has said that the YB5520 will also be able to drive on unimproved, semi-rough terrain, such as gravel and dirt.

New safety features include LED lights and an outrigger monitoring system.

The crane is also the first to be fully CE-certified in line with the latest European EN 13000 regulations.

Richard Bryson, manager of industrial crane engineering at Manitowoc, “This new state-of-the-art design with the new hydraulic system is the key to a stronger, smoother, more fuel efficient crane that is easier to maintain and operate,” he said.

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