Link-Belt 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.

The ALL Family of Companies is getting a major infusion of new Link-Belt cranes, with a total of 16 new units slated for delivery in the coming months. The package includes four 60-ton HTC-8660 truck cranes; four 50-ton TCC-500 telecrawlers; four 80-ton TCC-800 telecrawlers; one 140-ton TCC-1400 telecrawler; one 100-ton 100 RT rough-terrain crane; and two 200-ton 248-HSL lattice boom crawlers.

In second quarter, the 2019 Seattle, Wash., City Council reached agreement on funding the largest new development in the city's history – a $1.6 billion expansion of the Washington State Convention Center. Joint venture Clark-Lewis (formed between Clark Construction and Lease Crutcher Lewis) was awarded a $960 million construction contract for the project.

Link-Belt Cranes announced the promotion of Tony Hatton to warranty administrator, effective May 1, 2020. Hatton has been a hydraulic crane service technician in Link-Belt Service since September 2011. "Tony brings a wealth of knowledge with his field service and technical background that will allow him to expand the possibilities of warranty data analysis to a new level," said Troy Krumm, manager, field service.

Rough-terrain crane buyers are on the hunt for bigger machines, in the 100-ton and 120-ton classes specifically. Crane manufacturers serving the North American market heard their customers loud and clear, and took advantage of ConExpo 2020 to unveil new models.

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.

Link-Belt SmartFly system will be front and center on multiple show machines at ConExpo 2020. Development of Link-Belt SmartFly began with its introduction on the HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane in 2015. The early success came from a collaboration between Link-Belt engineering and voice of the customer —developing a streamlined process for fly assembly that can be easily understood by operators, minimizes work at height, and stands above countless industry methods.

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.

Link-Belt Cranes announced Jacob Bandy has accepted the position of parts marketing supervisor, effective Jan. 2, 2020. Bandy has more than 10 years of experience in marketing in various industries, most recently in machinery. "We are excited for Jacob to join the Link-Belt team.

Tutt-Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift is a major crane hire, heavy haulage and special projects provider in Australia, lifting structural steel with its Link-Belt 140-ton (127-t) TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane at BHP's South Flank in western Australia.

Messick's Equipment's 7th annual Christmas Light Show has opened. The show, which is free and open to the public, features a drive-up show full of tractors, lights and energy-filled Christmas music. Last year Messick's collected $45,368.40 of donations at the Christmas Light Show, bringing the 6-year total of donations raised to $212,712.02.