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IMT Rolls Out 32-TM Knuckleboom Crane | Construction News

IMT Rolls Out 32-TM Knuckleboom Crane | Construction News
IMT Rolls Out 32-TM Knuckleboom Crane | Construction News

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), Garner, Iowa, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has introduced a 32-tm crane to its lineup of articulating cranes.

The new 32/222 crane is designed for superior operator productivity with unique lift and reach capabilities requested by customers, says IMT.

The strength and reach of the IMT 32-tm crane, along with high working speed and precision control, maximize operator efficiency. It is rated at 222,050 lb. ft. and can lift 15,058 lbs. at a 14'9" radius.

In addition, the new 32/222 offers one of the industry’s longest horizontal reaches for an articulating crane in the 30-tm capacity class: 69'7" with eight hydraulic extensions.

Its productivity features include the dual-power-plus link-arm system, 15° overbending, continuous rotation, and a standard radio remote control. The crane comes standard with the RCL (rated capacity limiter) 5300 system to monitor load moment, operation, and function.

“At IMT, we’re committed to helping our customers become more productive — and, as a result, more profitable,” said John Field, IMT product manager of material handling. “The 32-tm crane offers the performance to make loading and unloading materials more efficient. Operators can move and haul more materials with this crane, which has a positive impact on the bottom line.”

The hexagonal boom's ultra-high tensile steel construction provides a superior lift-to-weight ratio, high lifting capacity at long reach, and increased payload. Required mounting space has been minimized, providing more space on the truck body and additional truck configuration possibilities.

The dual-powe-plus link-arm system on the 32-tm articulating crane:

  • Offers the best lifting capacities under all conditions
  • Provides precise and regular movements in the entire working area
  • Is particularly well-suited for long reach and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment, such as fly-jib and winch
  • Works particularly well with the stretch boom system at any height and reach

“Overbending” means the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195°. It offers greater flexibility when working through narrow passages and under overhead obstructions, the ability to lift maximum loads in all boom positions, and lower total height when the crane is stowed on the truck body.

The RCL 5300 monitors the crane’s load moment, operation, and function. If the crane is overloaded, the RCL warns the operator and only allows operation of functions that reduce load moment.

Other features of the new 32/222 crane include internal routing that protects hoses; multiple stabilizer options; and an innovative, flexible stowing bracket design that secures the boom for transportation while preventing bracket damage.

The 32-tm crane joins the complete lineup of IMT articulating cranes ranging from the 2.5-tm (18,085-lb.-ft.) model to the 80-tm (516,440-lb.-ft.) model.

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