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Link-Belt Raises the Bar With Its New HTC-8675 Series II

Mon June 02, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Link Belt’s HTC-8675 Series II 75-ton (70 t) telescopic truck crane has a 127-ft. (38.7 m) formed boom, which adds 12 ft. (3.6 m) over its predecessor, the HTC 8675. It uses Link-Belt’s latching boom known for its ability to telescope loads.

The boom has four modes, EM1 to EM4, instead of two for more flexibility. Teflon pucks imbedded into wear pads self-lubricate the boom sections and eliminate boom grease. To make parts inventories smaller, only two pad sizes are required for all sections.

An optional two-piece, 38- to 64-ft. (11.6 to 19.5 m) bi-fold lattice fly and two optional 16-ft. (4.9 m) lattice extensions give a maximum tip height of 230 ft. (70.2 m). The fly offsets to 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees.

The new 8675 also has a strong chart: with the main boom at maximum height and a 100-ft. (30.5 m) radius, the improvement is almost 20 percent, according to the manufacturer.

Sitting Pretty

With its smooth, linear controls, six-way adjustable seat, and optional air conditioning, the 8675’s cab offers high ergonomic standards. The positioning of all engine and crane monitoring systems maximizes visibility outside the cab while giving the operator a full view. The console mounted Rated Capacity Limiter has a high-contrast color display for easy viewing even in direct sunlight. It has audible-visual alarms for maximum capacity and presettable, defined area alarms.

More Mobility for

Taxi Crane Challenges

The Caterpillar C-13, 445-hp (331.8 kW) engine with 1,550 ft.-lbs. (2,101.5 Nm) of torque has more torque than its predecessor, and meets EPA’s 2007 on-highway regulations.

The ZF AS-Tronic automated manual transmission has twelve forward and two reverse gears for precise gear selection for the open road or pick-and-carry operations. It also has cruise control and engine compression braking.

The air-ride suspension provides a smooth highway ride, enhanced on-tire lifting capacities, and easy job site travel.

For more job-site maneuverability, the 8675 also comes in a HTT model. Steerable rear axles in conjunction with super single tires make the HTT-8675 Series II agile in tight places.

Four steering modes—independent front, independent rear, combination, and crab—allow the HTT to move in and out of any job site constraint. The HTT’s turning radius is less than 29 ft. (9 m) at the edge of the tire. And with the transverse differential locks, traction in difficult terrain is easy, according to the manufacturer.

The new 8675 has better transport configurations than its predecessor without sacrificing any features.

Other Features of the HTC-8675 Series II:

• Winches with 460 ft./min. (140.2 mpm) maximum line speed and 16,800 lbs. (7,656.6 kg) maximum line pull.

• Metri-pak and Duetz wire connectors.

• Color-coded and numbered wires.

• Pre-paint for outstanding rust protection and component serviceability.

• Confined Area Lifting Capacities (CALC).

• Quick-disconnect hydraulic service fittings.

• Supported 24/7 by Link-Belt Preferred including online manuals, literature, a ground bearing calculator, and 3D Lift Plan.

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