To meet future worldwide engine emission regulations, Link-Belt has chosen Caterpillar power for four of its telescopic truck crane models. The HTC-8640SL, 40 ton (36.3 metric ton), HTC-8660 Series II, 60 ton (45.4 metric ton), HTC/HTT-8690, 90 ton (81.7 metric ton) cranes will feature Caterpillar C-13 12.5L engines. The new Cat engines in the 8640SL and 8660 II are rated at 365 horsepower (272.2 kW) and maximum torque is 1,350 foot-pounds (1,830 Nm) of torque. The 8690's Cat is rated at 445 horsepower (331.8 kW) and maximum torque is 1,550 foot-pounds (2,101.5 Nm).
Rick Curnutte, telescopic crane product manager, said the company completed a thorough investigation of engine choices and decided the Cat brand would meet the company's long- and short-term needs for these models.
Curnutte also said that two rough terrain crane models, the 65 ton (60 metric ton) RTC-8065 Series II and the 75 ton (68 metric ton) RTC-8075, will join the 90 ton (90.7 metric ton) RTC-8090 Series II in using the Caterpillar C6.6, 6.6L, 225 horsepower (167.8 kW) engine with 727 foot-pounds (986 Nm) of torque.