First Grove RT550E gets to work in Singapore
Daiya Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd has taken delivery of the first Grove RT550E rough-terrain crane in Singapore. The 45 t capacity crane, which offers the highest capacity and longest boom in its class, at 39 m, has already been commissioned to build luxury villas in downtown Singapore.
Manitowoc’s local dealer, JP Nelson, supplied the crane to Daiya, which specializes in residential construction. The company chose the versatile and reliable Grove RT550E because it needed a compact crane that can access narrow roads and offer impressive reach, as Eric Foo, senior operations manager at Daiya, explains.
“The RT550E has a very long boom but a small footprint, and is quick and easy to set-up – it’s perfect for us,” he says. “We often have to travel down narrow roads and have limited time on site so we need a fast and reliable crane. We know that Manitowoc Crane Care after-sales support is on hand to keep us up and running – all of which gave us the confidence to buy this great new crane.”
Daiya’s Grove RT550E is currently working on a six-month project building luxury residential homes on two job sites located adjacent to one another in downtown Singapore. The crane is moved between the two sites to lift a wide variety of general construction materials including sheet piling, steel bars, concrete and timber. Being moved regularly and lifting irregular loads means the crane’s fast set-up time is greatly appreciated and ensures the project continues to progress on schedule.
With many of its job sites located in congested areas, Daiya must minimize disruption to the local area. The Grove RT550E’s new Crane Control System automatically configures boom length to suit specific loads and radii so operators can perform more lifts in a shorter time, without compromising on the quality of the work.
The Grove RT550E’s 39m boom can be extended to 47 m using an 8 m fixed swingaway jib attachment. At 12 m long and 2.55m wide, the compact Grove RT550E is ideal for jobs that require a small footprint, but a high capacity.
Established in 1992, JP Nelson is a leading construction equipment company based in Singapore. The company supplies a wide range of cranes and provides comprehensive after-sales support for all Manitowoc cranes across the country. Established in 1987, Daiya specializes in the construction of private housing. The company owns a small fleet of crawler cranes and boom lifts.
From left: Li Fook Seng, Manitowoc; Leonard Siow, JP Nelson; Eric Foo, Senior Operations Manager, Daiya; Tan How Sun, Machinery Coordinator at Daiya; Andrew Tan, Antar Crane Services (subsidiary of JP Nelson)