Link-Belt to Debut New All Terrain Crane 

Lexington, Kentucky crane manufacturer Link-Belt will be introducing a new crane platform at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 show next month in Las Vegas. The 300-ton, five-axle, 300 AT crane features a seven-section boom that extends from 46 to 238 feet with a maximum boom tip height of 369 feet. Need more reach? A two-piece 42 to 71 foot hydraulically offset fly is an available option, as well as two lattice extensions that each measure 25 feet. 

Powerful engine, improved transmission

A Cummins X15 diesel engine with 554 horsepower is paired with a ZF Traxon automated manual transmission. According to Link-Belt, the transmission boasts improved shifting performance and includes paddle shift controls plus an integrated intarder braking system for easy stop-and-go at highway speeds. The engine powers upper hydraulic functions with efficiency and includes a 24-volt electrical system with modern CANBUS communications.

The 300 AT meets EPA On-Highway and CARB On-Road standards with its ability to run on alternative diesel hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel.

Versatile counterweight

The crane’s maximum counterweight is 162,000 pounds with four overflow truckloads, and its configuration options allow for 74,000 pounds with two overflow truckloads. The 300 AT can be transported with its upper 8,000-pound counterweight tray in place and remain under 160,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight (23,000 pounds per axle). 

Operator options

This Link-Belt crane features a two-person carrier cab with air-ride seat, 10-inch touch display, LED lighting, blue tooth connectivity, and cellphone charging stations. An automatic climate control system keeps operators comfortable. Large wipers on the operator’s cab help keep the front and top windows clear of moisture and debris. 

Equipment World has more details at its website; click here to read the story. Images above courtesy of Link-Belt.

February 27, 2023

Sims First to take Delivery of Liebherr Unplugged

Sims Crane & Equipment has taken delivery of Liebherr’s new LR 1250.1 Unplugged crawler crane. The battery-powered model is the first in the Unplugged series to be sold in the U.S. East Coast region. It offers the same performance as the conventional version, while putting off zero emissions and minimal noise. Like the other models in the Unplugged series, the LR 1250.1 can operate via battery (unplugged) or plugged in. Battery life is approximately eight hours, depending on the workload.

A welcome addition

Sims’ new Liebherr 1250.1 crane will include a 242-foot main boom and 311-foot luffing jib with auxiliary tip. The crane is expected to arrive this summer.

Jackson Sims, Owner / VP sales / Market Development at Sims Crane, noted “We are honored to partner with Liebherr and be on the forefront to serve a vastly growing need for alternative energy to Sims' ever-growing customer base.”

Image above courtesy of Liebherr. Pictured left to right at the Liebherr factory in Austria: Dietmar Haemmerle, Michael Neyer, Lukas Burtscher, Michael Flecker, Michael Kuffermann  (Sims Strategic Operations Manager), Timothy McDaniel (Sims Crawler Division Manager), Jared Lester (Sims Commercial Sales Team Manager), Wolfgang Herzog.

February 16, 2023