CEG ConExpo Coverage
Link-Belt to Unveil TCC-500 at ConExpo 2014
Link-Belt will unveil its all-new 50-ton (45 t) TCC-500 telescopic crawler crane at ConExpo, March 4 to 8 in Las Vegas, Nev.
The TCC-500 offers an impressive capacity chart, according to the company. The four-section, full-power boom on the TCC-500 is 35 ft. 6 in. to 110 ft. (10.8 to 33.8 m) in length with box type construction of high tensile steel consisting of one base section and three telescoping sections. The vertical side plates of the boom have diamond-shaped steel impressions for strength to weight ratio. Fly options include a 28.5 to 51 ft. (8.7 to 15.6 m) two piece bi-fold lattice fly, stowable, offsettable to 2, 20 and 40 degrees; maximum tip height is 165.5 ft. (50.44 m).
The TCC-500 moves quickly and easily on or off the job site, according to the company. With a standard counterweight package of 25,000 lbs. (11,339.8 kg), the TCC-500 transports in just one load while staying under 100,000 lbs. (45,359.2 kg) in most cases. On the trailer, the TCC-500 travels at a height of 9 ft. 10.6 in. (3.01 m) and a width of 11 ft. 5.2 in. (3.49 m).
For flexibility on the job site, a hydraulic cylinder mounted in the lower frame can hydraulically extend and retract all welded, precision machined, steel frames. The TCC-500 can work at three different track widths: 15 ft. 2.37 in. (4.63 m) fully extended, 13 ft. 6.11 in. (4.12 m) intermediate and 11 ft. 5.24 in. (3.49 m) retracted. It has two travel speeds and can travel up to 2 mi. per hour (3.2 kph) to spend less time traveling and more time lifting.
Power to Perform
A Tier IV final Cummins QSL engine powers the TCC-500, producing 215 hp (160.3 kW) and driving a variable displacement piston pump package. Simple and dependable hydraulic pilot-operated control valves distribute flow to all functions. The pump arrangement is designed to provide positive, precise control with independent or simultaneous operation of all crane functions. Link-Belt hoist packages using piston motors and 5/8 in. (16 mm) rope handle the flow of the crane. The winches have 17,084 lbs. (7,749.2 kg) of line pull and a maximum line speed of 549 ft. (167.3 m) per minute. Owners will find the same winch-view and rearview cameras that come standard on the TCC-750 and TCC-1100 on the new TCC-500.
The TCC-500 has pole claw, earth auger and man basket attachments available and the export version of the TCC-500 comes with a Tier III Cummins engine package. Smooth, powerful and easy to move, this crane will see work in tough environments as well as general lift duties. Given a telescopic crawler's ability to perform where no other crane can, the potential for the TCC-500 is unlimited.
For more information visit www.linkbelt.com
(This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide's Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG
Other standout features of the TCC-500:
• Available boom mounted 360 degree LED floodlight
• Swing audible and visual alert alarm with swing stop system
• Wind speed indicator
• Drum rotational and directional indicators
• Upper guard rails
• Supported 24/7 by Link-Belt Preferred including online manuals, literature, a ground bearing calculator and a 3D Lift Plan.