Link-Belt crawler erects six-story condo in metro D.C.

By Hannah Sundermeyer16 March 2022

The TCC-500 was purchased for its small footprint and reach to pour concrete, lift materials and erect structural steel for a six-story, 25-unit residential condominium. 

Hardesty Concrete Construction Inc. of Sterling, VA purchased a Link-Belt 50-ton TCC-500 telescopic crawler crane from distributor Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic of Ashland, VA.

In a working area of 19 feet by 19 feet, Hardesty Concrete is able to reach all corners of the jobsite with 115 feet of boom, pouring concrete at a 97-foot radius.

The crane was purchased for its small footprint and reach to pour concrete, lift materials and erect structural steel for a six-story, 25-unit residential condominium in metro-Washington, D.C.

“We needed something that had a footprint under 19 feet and could reach out 120 feet,”  said Chris Huntt, hoisting and logistics manager, Hardesty Concrete Construction Inc. “We used the fly on this crane for steel erection of six floors above grade. It has been a lifesaver for us.”

A Link-Belt TCC-500 requires no additional space to set outriggers; track width of a fully extended TCC-500 is 15 feet, 2.37 inches.

For the 25-unit project on Connecticut Avenue, the lot is 44 feet wide and 98 feet deep. The TCC-500 is positioned at the rear of the site, accessible by alley.

“Space is extremely tight on this job, we have less than 180 degrees to swing because of existing structures and parked cars next door,” said operator Mario Gonzalez, Jr.

The lot size for this project is 44 feet wide and 98 feet deep. The TCC-500 is positioned at the rear of the site, accessible by alley. From there the crane is able to reach the front of the jobsite with 110 feet of boom and pour concrete as well as lift rebar, steel, lumber and plywood.

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