Link Belt's New Cranes at Bauma Showcase Latest Global Features

Tue February 12, 2019 - National Edition
Link Belt

The 100|RT
The 100|RT
The 100|RT The 175|AT

Bauma 2019 presents the perfect launch pad for the international debut of several new Link-Belt cranes. Link-Belt gave CraneFest attendees a sneak peek of the five-axle, 150-mt 175|AT, in October 2018. The all-new 90-mt 100|RT and an additional never-before-seen rough terrain crane model will join the AT in Munich. The pair of RTs display advanced features and operator efficiency improvements that will make these cranes the talk of the show. For the big telecrawler buyers, Link-Belt will show its newest 235-mt TCC-2500 telescopic crawler crane, with its great chart, pick-and-carry, and transport capabilities. All of these cranes utilize environmentally friendly engine packages and fuel saving features as well.

In addition to new cranes, visitors will be able to interact with Link Belt's exclusive Pulse 2.0 rated capacity limiter modules as well as get the latest on the industry's leading telematics package including iCraneTrax improvements. Link-Belt Cranes will display at bauma 2019, April 8 to 14, from booth number F903/3.

The 175|AT

The 175|AT is Link-Belt's newest 5-axle all terrain crane and is loaded with features that crane owners have come to expect from Link-Belt. With a base rating of 150 metric tons and 175 US-tons, the 175|AT offers great reach, great capacities and efficient transportability.

The 175|AT features a 60.1-m (197-ft.) main boom that is six sections of pin and latch telescopic boom that ride on Link-Belt's greaseless wear pads which means there's no need to grease the bottom of the boom.

Available is a 16.8-m (55-ft.) on-board fly that features your choice of 4 manual offset positions or variable offset range from 0° to 45° with hydraulic cylinders. The fly also features Link-Belt's innovative approach for erecting and stowing that minimizes the number of times a ladder is needed. The fly also features an integrated 3.0-m (10-ft.) fly that is ideal for applications were two loads lines are necessary for lifting one load. Three additional 5.4-m (18-ft.) lattice boom extensions bring the maximum tip height to 96 m (315 ft.).

Both the operator's and driver's cabs are completely new with Link-Belt's Pulse 2.0 being at the heart of everything. Neither cab lacks the comfort or conveniences including automatic climate control, Bluetooth radios, heated and ventilated seats and the most comprehensive vision and lighting packages in the industry today.

The 175|AT contains a 5-liter, 398.9-kW (535-hp) Cummins QSX15 engine. The chassis also features all-wheel ABS disc brakes, engine and powertrain braking, 8-wheel drive and speed dependent all-wheel steering.

At the jobsite, five steering modes and low speed travel gears makes it easier to maneuver into position. There are 81 outrigger positions to choose from with 78 of those being asymmetric V-CALC (Variable Confined Area Lifting Capacities) positions. A wireless rigging remote makes outrigger placement and releasing the hook block from a bumper tether a whole lot easier.

Another great new feature is the counterweight detection system (CDS). The counterweight is weighed as its being lifted off the carrier deck. All the operator needs to do is verify the amount is correct!

The transport aspect of the 175|AT is where this crane really shines. The crane weighs around 60 mt (132,277 lbs.) fully equipped with 5 mt (10,800 lbs.) of counterweight. Two overflow trucks are more than enough to carry matting, rigging and the remaining counterweight.

The TCC-2500

The TCC-2500 235-mt (250-ton) is Link-Belt's most recent addition to its telecrawler lineup, with its Tier 4 Final Cummins QSL 9 diesel engine and seven-section formed boom. The 2500s are busy working in numerous applications, from energy to heavy construction to industrial refineries. Customers are impressed by the 2500's controls, how smoothly it handles 62 000 kg (136,600 lb.) nacelles for the wind sector, can roll panels for tilt-panel applications or how easily and quickly it can suck in its boom and travel under overpasses and power lines. It also has outstanding reach in industrial applications where it is required to reach out at an 80.7-m (265-ft.) radius with 35.6 m (117 ft.) jib, offset 45 degrees to lift material into a small working area.

Another key feature is its ultra-wide matching front and rear winch design. The wider design allows the winch to handle its maximum permissible line pull through the fourth layer. The rear auxiliary winch can be removed for transport weight reduction and a power pinning system mitigates work at height exposure. The TCC-2500 is a purpose-built design like the rest of Link-Belt's TCC lineup, not an all-terrain upper conversion.

The 100|RT

Link-Belt's new 90-mt (100-ton) 100|RT was also unveiled at CraneFest in fourth quarter 2018 and comes with the longest full-power boom available in its tonnage class. The 100|RT delivers reach with a five-section 12.3 – 47.2 m (40.6 - 155 ft.) full-power formed boom. An available two-piece [10.7 – 17.7 m (35 - 58 ft.)] on-board offsettable fly provides greater flexibility and range, and manually offsets at 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees. A 4.9 m (16 ft.) lattice insert extension provides a maximum tip height of 72.2 m (237 ft.).

The 100|RT is the first Link-Belt rough terrain crane to utilize new fly erection technology from Link-Belt's latest telescopic truck and telescopic crawler cranes. A fly assist cylinder makes erecting and stowing the fly a one-person operation and minimizes work at height. Boom head speed screws and numbered spring loaded latches provide intuitive assembly. Given the natural elevation of a rough terrain crane boom, Link-Belt has simplified fly assembly with new ground level carrier controls. One control raises and lowers boom angle from 10 to -3 degrees, and another control is used for the fly assist cylinder.

The 100|RT's six-speed transmission is powered by a dual compliant Cummins Stage V/Tier IV QSB 6.7L 173 kW (232 hp), and also available is a Cummins Tier III QSB 6.7L 179 kW (240 hp) diesel engine. Four 29.5x25 tires mounted on axles affixed to the carrier via greaseless 4-link suspension, thereby eliminating ten previous grease points. Centralized electrical locations, remote mounted filters, and easy-access fluid checks make routine service a breeze. The 100|RT also features Link-Belt's V-CALC (Variable Confined Area Lifting Capacities) system features 81 different outrigger configurations with real time 360-degree charts.

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