Link-Belt Cranes has introduced the RTC-80160 Series II, upgrading its previous 150-US ton rough terrain to a 160-ton (145-metric ton) model.

“The 80150 has been a phenomenal success ever since it was introduced and this new base rating will be good news to our distributors and crane owners. It only makes sense for us to upgrade the 80150 to represent the top base rating in the market with the RTC-80160 Series II,” said Brian Smoot, rough terrain crane manager at Link-Belt.

Link-Belt first introduced hydrostatic drive on a six-wheel carrier frame in 2002 with the RTC-80100 Series II. The manufacturer has evolved its offering into a range of three 6-wheel rough terrain models: the RTC-80110 Series II, RTC-80130 Series II, and now RTC-80160 Series II with hundreds of these units working around the world. Link-Belt’s 6-wheel rough terrain cranes are used in applications that range from pier and dock work to refineries and industrial plants.