|Link-Belt's new 100-Ton Truck Crane
|Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., Lexington, Ky., has added the new 100-ton HTC-86100 hydraulic truck crane to its product line. The 86100 has a completely new carrier frame design that is both stronger and lighter. The added strength affords a 100-ton base rating and the reduced weight provides better transportability. The crane also features the Link-Belt Pulse total crane operating system. Part of Link-Belt Pulse is a new boom telescopic extend mode controller (EMC) for the pinning and latching operations. It interacts with the 86100’s new pinning and latching system that will become the standard for Link-Belt cranes with this type of boom extend system. For cranes so equipped, these changes standardize Link-Belt’s product line on one pinning and latching system for one crane operating system.
The HTC-86100 has a 35- to140-foot, five-section, formed boom. Teflon wear pucks impregnated in the full contact wear pad surfaces keep the boom lubed without grease. Maximum tip height is 237 feet with two additional 16-foot lattice inserts that can be installed between the boom head and the fly. Onboard tip height is 205 feet.
The standard modular style counterweight package is 11,500 pounds, and each of these counterweight packages move easily to optimize the weight balance between the front and rear axles. The system to raise and lower the counterweight can be controlled entirely from the operator’s cab.
Powering the HTC-86100 is the 445hp Caterpillar C13, 12.5-liter engine with 1,550 foot-pounds of torque. It’s coupled to ZF’s AS-tronic automated transmission with 12 forward and two reverse speeds. This transmission provides the benefits of a manual transmission without a clutch pedal, and has the controllability features of an automatic.
Air-ride suspension is standard on both the front and rear axles of the HTC-86100. This suspension provides on-tire lifting capacities and allows jobsite travel with all of the 32,500 pounds of counterweight. The winches deliver 16,880 pounds of line pull and 480 feet per minute of line speed. Spooled onto the winch drum is ¾-inch diameter rotation-resistant wire rope.
Other features of the HTC-86100 include CabWalk; the Confined Area Lifting Capacities (CALC) system; lightweight Stow-n-Go outrigger pontoons; full-deck aluminum fenders; pre-paint; and 24/7 support by Link-Belt Preferred including online manuals, literature, a ground-bearing calculator, and 3D Lift Plan.