• 1978 Grove RT518 for sale
  • 1978 Grove RT518 for sale
  • 1978 Grove RT518 for sale
  • 1978 Grove RT518 for sale
  • 1978 Grove RT518 for sale
  • Used 1978 Grove RT518 Crane for sale
  • 1978 Grove RT518 for sale
  • 1978 Grove RT518

    • 2969 hours
    • Ships nationwide
    • #A2780436

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    Inspection Summary


    Inspected by Boom & Bucket

    • 1200+ inspections
    • 50+ years experience
    • 20+ certifications

    What's great

    • Engine is well maintained and running great; no oil leaks seen
    • Engine starts up with no unusual noises and normal engine smoke
    • Drivetrain is in good working condition; no unusual noises or vibrations during operation
    • Frame, chassis, axles, and outriggers look good; no damage seen
    • Most tires have 70% tread remaining
    • Clean hydraulics; no cylinder pitting or discoloration, no signs of leaks
    • Boom and crane components are in good condition
    • Smooth crane operation; good extension, retraction, and lift function
    • Good appearance of body panels; no visible damage, good panel fitment
    • Clean cab with solid floors, panels, and ceiling; good seat condition
    • Operator switches, gauges, and controls are functional and in good condition

    What needs work

    • Right side cab window is cracked
    • Travel alarm is working but speaker sound is very quiet
    • Hour meter has been replaced, current reading (903 hrs) is incorrect

      About this equipment

      This 18 ton RT crane may be old, but it's running good as new. All functions operate well, and the crane certification is current. All safety features are intact, and everything from the brakes and powertrain to the winch cable and hydraulics are in solid condition. The tires have plenty of tread left, and no immediate repairs are needed to put this machine to work!


      • Single Winch System

      • Load Movement Indicator

      • Outriggers

      • Enclosed Cab

      • Heat


      • Engine: Detroit - 4-53N - 6CYL. - 115HP - 3.5L - Diesel

      • EPA Tier 0

      • 3 Speed Powershift Transmission

      • Tires: General 20.5 - 25

      • Wheelbase: 10.1'

      • Max Boom Length: 60'

      • 3 Section Hydraulic Telescoping Boom

      • Crane Capacity: 36,000 lbs

      • Max Elevating Angle: 75 degrees

      • Operational Weight: 44,870 lbs

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