IMT Introduces New Models to Articulating Crane Lineup | Daily Construction News

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Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT) has introduced its new 40 tm and 50 tm models to its lineup of truck-mounted articulating cranes. Featuring lift-to-weight ratios, long-reach capabilities and minimized space requirements, the cranes provide customers with powerful, flexible new options to meet their specific application needs.

The 40/275 crane provides a maximum lifting capacity of 19,026 lbs., while the 50/345 model delivers a maximum lifting capacity of 22,840 lbs. The 40/275 and 50/345 models can be equipped with up to eight hydraulic extensions for maximum horizontal reaches of 69'11" and 70'3", respectively. The minimized dimensions and lower weight of these cranes allow for additional truck configuration possibilities and increased payload.

“IMT is dedicated to offering a spectrum of crane options to match unique customer needs,” said John Field, product manager of material handling at IMT. “The new 40 tm and 50 tm articulating crane models meet customer demand for particular lift and reach capabilities, minimized space requirements, robust safety features, ease of maintenance and low maintenance costs.”

The 40/275 and 50/345 models feature ultra-high tensile steel that provides lower weight, high lift capacity at long reaches and increased payload capabilities. The mounting space required has been reduced to 3'9 " and 3' 11", respectively, expanding truck configuration possibilities.

The 40/275 and 50/345 cranes feature a dual power plus link arm system (DL) that is well suited for long reaches and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment (such as fly-jib and winch). The DL system also provides precise and regular movements in the entire working area while offering premium lifting capacities under nearly any working conditions.

Another feature of the 40/275 and 50/345 models is “over-bending,” which means the working area between the main boom and the outer boom is no less than 195°. Over-bending offers more flexibility when working through narrow passages and under overhead obstructions, the ability to lift maximum loads in all boom positions, and a lower total height when the crane is stowed on the truck body.

A key safety feature standard on IMT articulating crane models is the RCL (rated capacity limiter) 5300. The RCL system monitors the crane’s load moment, operation and function. In an overload situation, the system warns the operator and interrupts the distribution of oil for crane functions, while allowing functions that reduce load moment to remain operational. The RCL 5300 cooperates with the user and compensates when the RCL senses a situation requiring intervention. The system not only monitors safety during crane operation, but also crane position during transport (stabilizers and boom position).

Additional features of the new articulating crane models include:

  • A radio remote control equipped with an information center that controls stabilizer functions and feedback of loader operation conditions.
  • Continuous rotation.
  • An internal hose routing system.
  • Optional stabilizer solutions for each side.
  • An innovative, flexible stow bracket design that secures boom for transportation but does not allow bracket damage.