New 150-ton Rough Terrain by Link-Belt at ConExpo 2014

Link-Belt will introduce a new 150-ton, three-axle rough terrain crane at ConExpo. The RTC-80150 Series II is fitted with a 195 ft., six-section main boom giving a 258 ft. tip height when rigged its optional two or three piece bi-fold swingaway, with manual or hydraulic offsets of two to 45 degrees as well as a three metre heavy-lift fly jib.

Overall height is 12 ft. 6 in. with low profile tires that do not have to be removed for transportation. Minimum transport weight is less than 50 tons and overall width is under 10 ft.

The new crane has three position outriggers - fully extended, intermediate and fully retracted which the company refers to a as its Confined Area Lifting Capacity (CALC) feature.

The operator’s cab tilts up to 20 degrees, while new camera package has cameras located on the right side of the upper frame as well as on the main and auxiliary winches. Aluminium decking is also used on the RTC-80150 Series II with six access points, including the front and rear lower ladders which are removable to avoid damage during transport. Power is a 345hp Cummins Tier 4f diesel.

“We are happy to be bringing something new to the market right now; it’s a good time to be in the larger RT business,” says Link-Belt’s RT product manager, Brian Smoot.

Link-Belt will also show an upgraded version of its 80 ton RTC-8080 Series II RT crane launch two years ago.

“The RTC-8080 Series II has been great for our bare rental owners across the globe. We have had strong orders from our domestic distributors as of the first quarter of 2014 with export units delivered to Australia, Colombia and Peru,” added Smoot.

Features include Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV 270hp Cummins engine, a standard camera package and aluminium decking. The RTC-8080 Series II comes with a full-power 41 – 127 ft. four-section boom and many features of its the new RTC-80150 Series II.



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