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Link-Belt Unveils HTC-8675 Series II Telescopic Truck Crane

Mon December 03, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Link-Belt has introduced the 75-ton (70 t) telescopic truck crane — the HTC-8675 Series II. Originally introduced in 1996, the HTC-8675 established new performance standards for North American truck cranes and, with outstanding features and performance, captured the lion’s share of the market for more than a decade, according to the manufacturer.

Now, the all-new HTC-8675 Series II strengthens this legacy with even more standard features, longer reach, outstanding lift capacities, and improved over-the-road mobility.

Reaching for More

The new 8675’s 127-ft. (38.7-m) formed boom adds 12 ft. (3.6 m) over its predecessor and uses Link-Belt’s latching boom known for its ability to telescope loads. For more flexibility, there are four boom modes, EM1 to EM4, instead of two.

Teflon pucks are imbedded into the wear pads to self-lubricate the boom sections. The top and bottom wear pads, respectively, are universal for all sections so there’s no need to stock multiple pad sizes. The 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. Best of all, the new 8675 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.

Sitting Pretty

The 8675 has smooth, linear controls, a six-way adjustable seat, and optional air conditioning. All engine and crane monitoring systems within the cab are positioned to maximize job site visibility while still in full view of the operator.

The console-mounted Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL) has a high-contrast color display for easy viewing even in direct sunlight. Its audible-visual alarms warn against reaching the crane’s limits. It also has presettable, defined area alarms.

More Mobility for Today’s 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 is smooth and easy to drive and it has twelve forward gears and two reverse for precise gear selection for the open road or pick-and-carry operations. It even has cruise control and engine compression braking.

The air-ride suspension provides a smooth highway ride, excellent on-tire lifting capacities, and easy job site travel. For more job site maneuverability, the 8675 also comes in an 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.

Transport configuration is a key element of Link-Belt truck cranes. The new 8675 has better transport configurations than its predecessor without sacrificing any of its great features, according to the manufacturer

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