Crawler Cranes

Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. of San Leandro, Calif., and Link-Belt Cranes announced a purchase agreement at ConExpo 2020 for a package of six Link-Belt telescopic crawler cranes to be delivered in 2020. The package includes 140-ton TCC-1400s and 250-ton TCC-2500s.

One could argue that the new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane anticipated a development: developed and built at Demag in Zweibrücken, it made its concept debut at bauma 2019. Now that Demag is part of the Tadano Group, the crane was relaunched as the Tadano GTC-2000 at ConExpo 2020.

With a lifting capacity of 716 tons at a radius of 39 ft. and with a maximum load moment of 10,088 tons, the Demag CC 3800-1 is a particularly cost-effective choice for many projects. In addition, it is powerful enough to erect wind turbines with a hub height of up to 384 ft.

At ConExpo 2020, Manitowoc celebrated a new purchase with NessCampbell Crane + Rigging: a Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane. Manitowoc's Les Middleton, David Hull, Harrison Hipple and Kevin Blaney presented NessCampbell's team, including Jonelle Anderson and John Anderson, a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion.

Link-Belt Cranes had the 300-ton (273-t) 348 Series 2 on display at ConExpo 2020. For the first time since introduction, Link-Belt displayed the new 348 Series 2 with its new luffing attachment configuration utilizing a conventional combination top. The new heavy-duty combination top boom section is built for conventional boom makeup or luffing boom configuration.

Tadano Mantis Corporation exhibited the new GTC-1600 at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. The 160-ton model will expand the GTC product line to six machines. The new GTC-1600 (160 ton/145 t) boasts a 6-section, 42.8 to 200.1 ft. (13.1 to 61.0 m) hydraulic boom designed for flexibility – with higher, longer capabilities for lift work, while also enabling out-of-level and pick-and-carry work.

SKV Crane & Rigging has added a Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 to its fleet of crawler cranes. The crane will soon be in the field on upcoming wind projects in Wyoming. "I feel the LR1800 was the best choice for the upcoming projects in our area," said Stephen Vinot, operations manager of SKV Crane and Rigging.

SANY's SCA1000A and SCA2600A lattice boom crawler cranes will loom large over the legendary Las Vegas skyline as ConExpo 2020 rolls through town. These two models are the first in the next generation of SANY cranes based on proven designs in use around the world.

On April 1, 2020, Daniel Pitzer will change position and move to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming CFO of the mobile and crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the USA market of the mobile and crawler cranes division is Pierre Bilgeri.

An all-new 80-ton (75-t) Link-Belt TCC-800 telescopic crawler crane will debut at ConExpo 2020. The crane will begin field-testing early spring 2020, and first shipments scheduled in fourth quarter 2020. Its predecessor, the telecrawler TCC-750, has been a cornerstone of the telecrawler market since its initial debut in 2008.

Manitowoc has unveiled its latest crawler crane: the Manitowoc MLC150-1. It is the latest in a line of crawler cranes that have been very successful in North America, especially for their competitive load charts and job site maneuverability. It will be on display at ConExpo 2020 in March, and it's one of six brand-new cranes that the company is showing this year, along with several others making their North American debuts.