Giant Grove crane in Hoboken
File this under “Want to know more about that gargantuan piece of equipment?”, “Hoboken411 is curious” and “Why our streets are falling apart.”
A week or two ago – while I was meandering around uptown – I spotted this humongous piece of construction equipment hoisting some materials to the roof of the Garden Street Lofts. (You might ask “is this a ‘green’ crane? Isn’t Garden Street Lofts supposed to be a ‘green’ project?”)
First thought was – “This ought to make good filler material!” Then a minute later I thought “jeez, this is why our potholes are so deep!” and took a picture for future (today’s) use.
This 60-ton, 5-axle crane is one mighty rig!
You can read the cool and informative PDF about the Grove GMK-5120B here!
Interesting facts about the Grove crane:
- It only has a 168HP Diesel engine!
- The gas tank only holds 53 gallons!
- The standard hydraulic arm reaches about 177 feet
- All five axles can be steered!
I suspect I might be only one of about six people in Hoboken that would even give two craps about this thing. For the other five of you – hope you enjoyed it!