IMT Introduces New Telescopic Crane at The Work Truck Show 2012


Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), Garner, Iowa, introduced the new 6000 model in its lineup of telescopic cranes at The Work Truck Show 2012, held in conjunction with the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, March 6-8 in Indianapolis, Ind. Rated at 39,000 foot-pounds, the 6000 telescopic crane offers a maximum capacity of 6,000 pounds and 22 feet of reach. Suited for IMT Dominator I and Dominator II mechanics truck bodies, the 6000 model crane also integrates with the bodies of other manufacturers.

With the addition of the 6000 model, the IMT Series III telescopic crane lineup now offers maximum capacities ranging from 6,000 to 14,000 pounds. All models in the IMT Series III telescopic crane lineup feature a patent-pending Penta Boom design. With a flat top that eliminates stress concentrations inherent with certain boom designs and a half hex that controls tracking at long reaches, the five-sided boom offers enhanced strength and durability.

Other standard features of IMT Series III telescopic cranes include: 10° of negative boom angle for added versatility; fully proportional pistol grip radio remote control; LED overload indicator lights on the remote control handle that alert the operator when the crane is approaching overload condition or is in overload; flip sheave boom tip for added lift height in tight quarters; planetary winch that allows for faster hoisting and lowering speeds and smoother overall operation; and a patent-pending boom hook stow that allows the boom hook to be stowed more easily and quickly.

The new IMT Dominator Series III bodies have been modified to enhance stability and support for the increased reach and capacity of the Series III cranes, per American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards. Operators have the ability to perform lifts in the approved load area at full capacity of the crane load chart. The Dominator I model offers compatibility with the 6000 and 7500 cranes, while the Dominator II truck can support the 6000, 7500, 8600, 9500 or 10000.