Link-Belt Construction Equipment, may show more new products than any other crane OEM. New products include the all-new 130-ton 228 HSL lattice boom crawler that features a host of advancements, especially in the realm of transportability. It can move under 120,000 pounds as an assembled machine, with tracks on. Like many Link-Belt HYLABs, the 228 HSL will offer maximum boom lengths with two different styles of boom: tubular boom, up to 235 feet and angle boom, up to 155 feet. A fixed jib, common to the 218 HSL, with lengths of 30 feet, 75 feet and 15 foot sections is available.
Link-Belt will show its next generation rough terrain crane with the new 75-ton 75RT, which has impressive reach for its tonnage class and features a new operator’s cab. It transports fully loaded with counterweight under 100,000 pounds, and under 90,000 pounds without counterweight. A six-speed transmission on the 75RT is powered by a Cummins Tier 4F QSB 6.7 270 hp (201 kW) diesel engine. The 75RT has a five-section 38 to 142-foot full-power formed boom. To simplify the process of lifting, only two extend modes are offered: EM1 and EM2. For greater flexibility and efficiency to customers, a two-piece 35 to 58 foot and three-piece bi-folding fly (10 to 35 to 58 feet) are both available, for a tip height of 208.7 feet.
Also in the RT class, Link-Belt announced a base rating increase for its 100RT rough terrain with the introduction of the new 110RT. The crane has a new rating of 110 tons and features a 64-foot 6-section main boom. The 110RT has a six-section pin and latch boom with a length of 164 feet and maximum tip height of 261.7 feet. A three piece bi-fold, on-board fly with an integrated 10-foot section is available and can be manually offset. The 110RT will transport with base unit fully equipped minus modular counterweights at 93,516 pounds. It has an overall height of 12 feet 10 inches and can be driven right off a conventional lowboy trailer.
Link-Belt will also introduce its new Pulse 2.0, the company’s next evolution of its patented crane operating system. In addition to the intuitive design for the operator which includes a larger 10 inch screen and has also added programmable features for greater customization, Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 can be updated and serviced remotely. The system includes a Wi-Fi hub and uses the serial number of the unit to determine whether any updates are available, and downloads/installs to the appropriate controls. Software maintenance can be accomplished in the field without a service call or bringing a crane in for service.
Link-Belt’s latest telecrawler, the TCC-2500, expands the top end of Link-Belt’s telescopic crawler crane lineup that now boasts five models from 50 to 250-ton capacity. This crane, which was announced in November 2016, should get a lot of attention.
The Link-Belt booth can be found at G-3864.