Link-Belt to Show Four Cranes at Bauma

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Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., Lexington, Ky., and its sister company, Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co. (HSC), will display four cranes at Bauma 2010 this month. The showings include the 75-ton TCC-750 telescopic crawler; the 130-ton RTC-80130 Series II rough-terrain crane; the 75-ton HTT-8675 Series II telescopic terrain crane; and the 65-ton RTC-8065 Series II rough-terrain crane. The TCC-750 is a rugged, go-anywhere crane engineered for the most challenging environments. The RTC-80130, with hydrostatic drive, is the largest RT in Link-Belt’s history. The HTT-8675 II features outstanding maneuverability and capacities with rugged simplicity. The job-proven RTC-8065 II is a workhorse designed to be simple to operate and effortless to move. The TCC-750 has a completely sealed lower and hydraulically retractable side frames for easy transport and onsite flexibility. The retracted gauge, good for transport or work, is 8.4 feet.

Two additional working gauges at 11.9 feet and, fully extended, at 14 feet, add jobsite versatility. And depending on local restrictions, it moves in either one or two loads. The four-section, full-power greaseless boom is 38 to 115 feet with a maximum tip height of 121 feet. Optional equipment includes a 35- to 58-foot, two-piece, on-board lattice fly with offsets of 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. Maximum tip height with jib is 179 feet.

The TCC-750 is available with a Pengo hydraulic powered earth auger in two sizes: the RT-15 with a 17.8-cu/in motor and 15,478 foot/pounds of torque, and the RT-20 with a 11.9-cu/in and 22,662 foot/pounds of torque. A work platform is also available.

The RTC-80130 Series II transports in two loads with the main load under 94,000 pounds with the boom, both winches, three-piece fly, and tires attached. On a trailer, the load height is less than 14 feet and, without the counterweights and outrigger boxes, is less than 10 feet wide. Maximum boom tip height is 171 feet. The 10-foot heavy-lift fly easily swings and pins into place and is integral to one of the on-board fly options. Alone, it has 25 tons of capacity and can perform a single lift with two load lines, making it perfect for tilt-up work. The fly also offsets hydraulically up to 45 degrees.

The HTT-8675 Series II has super single tires and all wheel steer capability. The crane’s AT-like steering modes—controlled by a standard keypad—allow it to maneuver effectively on the road or off. On the road, rear wheel steering improves tracking by turning up to seven degrees at speeds under 15 mph. Off road, four steering modes, all wheel, diagonal steer, manual steer, and front steer make jobsite mobility easy. In all-wheel steer mode, minimum turning radius is less than 29 feet at the edge of the tire.

The telescopic terrain crane’s 127-foot formed, greaseless boom uses Link-Belt’s patented latching mechanism known for its ability to telescope loads. The boom has four lift modes to maximize capacities. An optional two-piece, 38- to 64-foot bi-fold lattice fly and two optional 16-foot lattice extensions give a maximum tip height of 230 feet. The fly offsets to 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees.

The RTC-8065 Series II features an 38- to 115-foot, four-section full power formed boom automatically lubricated by Teflon pucks. An optional 35- to 58-foot bi-folding fly attachment extends maximum tip height to 180 feet. Two optional lattice fly inserts extend the tip height to over 211 feet. The flys offset to 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. It transports fully rigged at less than 90,000 pounds.