Link-Belt Expands its Telescopic Crawler Line with the TCC-1100

Link-Belt, Lexington, Ky., will unveil their all-new 110-ton TCC-1100 telescopic crawler crane at ConExpo, March 22–26, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev. The crane is the third in a growing lineup of Link-Belt telescopic crawlers, cementing the company’s presence in the market. Its design focuses on robustness, simplicity, and reliability for the general contractor or bare-rental fleet owner.

The TCC-1100 will offer an impressive capacity chart at radius that, according to Link-Belt, rivals even lattice crawler cranes with a similar base rating. Its full-power boom is fabricated from ultra-high-strength steel and formed in the manufacturer’s facility. The main boom is 150 feet long and incorporates Teflon wear pucks to eliminate boom grease.

Fly options include a 31- to55-foot, three-piece bi-fold lattice fly and a 10-foot heavy-lift fly. The heavy-lift fly swings and pins into place and is integral to one of the on-board fly options. It has more than 20 tons of capacity and lift procedures for two-load-line picks. All flies offset to 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees.

The telecrawler takes only four truckloads to transport. The main load weighs under 90,000 pounds and, on the trailer, is only 12’8” tall and 10’6” wide. All overflow loads weigh less than 44,500 pounds. Once onsite, the crane can be started, and the carbody outrigger jacks deployed, via remote control. On its outriggers, the crane sits wider than the competition for a stable self-assembly platform. Tapered axles allow the side frames to install easily, and the 50,000 pounds of counterweight mount to the upper using Link-Belt’s proven and patented HSL lattice-crane counterweight removal system.

For flexibility on even the tightest jobsites, the crane can work at three different track gauges, 19 feet fully extended, 14.4 feet intermediate, and 12 feet retracted. It has two travel speeds and can travel up to 1.7 miles per hour.

Powering the TCC-1100 is a Tier IV Cummins QSL engine producing 320 hp and driving a variable displacement piston pump package. Simple and dependable pilot operated control valves distribute flow to all functions. Taking the flow are tried and tested Link-Belt hoist packages using piston motors and 7/8-inch rope. The winches have 21,022 pounds of line pull and a maximum line speed of 431 feet per minute.

The telecrawler is designed to be a general contractor’s crane or a solid addition to a rental fleet. It’s ideal for bridge and steel erection, foundation work, railroad, wind energy, and power transmission. Smooth, powerful and easy to move, this crane will see work in tough environments as well as general lift duties.

Other standout features of the TCC-1100 include a tilting cab; a camera system for rear view and winches; 50,000 pounds of upper counterweight and 25,000 pounds of carbody counterweight; upper guard rails; a cold weather package option; and support 24/7 from Link-Belt Preferred, including online manuals, literature, a ground-bearing calculator, and 3D Lift Plan.