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Grove Crane Rebuild

Many customers opt to rebuild rather than re-purchase, as it is an economical alternative to extend a crane’s life. Pasico Ghana’s crane engineers completely rebuild the crane, from the bare frame to a new paint job.  Our teams have the skills and facilities to rebuild mobile hydraulic and lattice boom crawler cranes.

In 2014 Manitowoc certified Pasico Ghana as an official encore partner. Through the EnCORE partner program, the Paterson Simons subsidiary Pasico now offers a fully certified repair and refurbishment service for Manitowoc crawler cranes, Grove mobile cranes and National Crane boom trucks in Ghana.

Rugged terrain, tough working environments and demanding lifts means that cranes in Africa must endure more than most. EnCORE is the perfect solution for crane owners looking to extend the life of their cranes, rather than replace them.

The process begins with the machine being completely disassembled right down to its frame. It is then rebuilt with OEM new or remanufactured components. The Pasico Ghana parts department is intimately involved with the process and sources an extensive selection of remanufactured parts through Manitowoc’s EnCORE program. All systems are updated, and new electrical harnesses, instruments, drive lines, hydraulic components and hoses are installed. Two coats of fresh paint are applied, new decals are applied, and, finally, all systems are tested.

Perseus Mining approached Pasico Ghana to assess a Grove GMK and the likelihood of a rebuild.

On viewing and testing the old machine the engineering team recommended re-purchase, as the crane was very old, and the team felt that certain parts would keep failing – which would lead tp great cost in the long run.
Perseus nonetheless requested that the Pasico team proceed with the rebuild. The crane was then moved from their site in Ayanfuri into a workshop next to the Pasico Takoradi office for work to begin.

Doing an assessment on a crane whose majority functions are no longer working was a challenge as the team could not thoroughly test the crane. Eventually a full picture of the crane’s state emerged and over a period of a couple of months the process of procuring new parts, disassembling and reassembling the machine proceeded.

The GMK is now back on site at Perseus and the last we heard it is back on duty.