Link-Belt SmartFly on Full Display for ConExpo 2020

Tue February 25, 2020 - National Edition
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Carrier controls on rough terrain crane
Carrier controls on rough terrain crane
Carrier controls on rough terrain crane Link-Belt has broadened SmartFly technology across multiple product lines — from on-highway truck cranes to telescopic crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes and all-terrain cranes.

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. To date, Link-Belt has broadened SmartFly technology across multiple product lines — from on-highway truck cranes to telescopic crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes and all-terrain cranes.

Link-Belt has broadened SmartFly technology across multiple product lines — from on-highway truck cranes to telescopic crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes and all-terrain cranes.

Link-Belt SmartFly is easy to erect and stow because of simple, yet unique design elements. For rough terrain cranes, front carrier-mounted boom controls allow for raising and lowering the boom at ground level throughout the procedure.

Color-coded spring-loaded latches indicate which length fly is being erected or remaining stowed. A hydraulic cylinder and ramp releases the fly and returns it to its stowed position. Interlocking access gates keep the fly secure at all times and guide the operator through the proper steps for pinning and unpinning the fly. Boom head speed screws provide fast, complete alignment and engagement of main connecting pins, all with the operator at ground level.

All of this adds up to a logical design that is robust, simple and an efficient one-person operation, according to the manufacturer.

At ConExpo 2020, Link-Belt SmartFly will be available on show units TCC-800, 100|RT, 120|RT, HTC-86110 and 175|AT.

For more information, visit www.linkbelt.com.

This story also appears on Crane Equipment Guide.