Possible New Crane from Link-Belt at ConExpo 2014

Link-Belt reports it will unveil another new crane at ConExpo: the 50-ton TCC-500 telescopic boom crawler crane.

The TCC-500 offers a capacity chart that rivals lattice crawler cranes with a similar base rating. The four-section, full-power boom is 35.5 to 110 ft. in length with box-type construction of high tensile steel, consisting of one base section and three telescoping sections. The vertical side plates of the boom have diamond-shaped steel impressions for strength to weight ratio. Fly options include a 28.5 to 51 ft. two piece bi-fold lattice fly that is stowable and offsettable to 2, 20 and 40 degrees. The maximum tip height is 165.5 ft.

With a standard counterweight package of 25,000 lbs., the TCC-500 transports in just one load while staying under 100,000 lbs. in most cases. On the trailer, the TCC-500 travels at a height of 9'10.6" and a width of 11'5.2".

For flexibility on the job site, a hydraulic cylinder mounted in the lower frame can hydraulically extend and retract all welded, precision-machined, steel frames. The TCC-500 can work at three different track widths: 15' 2.4" fully extended, 13'6" intermediate, and 11'5.2" retracted. It has two travel speeds and can travel up to 2 mph to spend less time traveling and more time lifting.

A Tier 4 Final Cummins QSL engine powers the TCC-500, producing 215 hp and driving a variable displacement piston pump package. Simple and dependable hydraulic pilot-operated control valves distribute flow to all functions. The pump arrangement is designed to provide positive, precise control with independent or simultaneous operation of all crane functions. Tried and tested Link-Belt hoist packages using piston motors and 5/8 inch rope handle the flow of the crane. The winches have 17,084 lbs. of line pull and a maximum line speed of 549 fpm. Owners will find the same winch-view and rearview cameras that come standard on the TCC-750 and TCC-1100 on the new TCC-500.

With the TCC-500 being an excellent general contractor crane or a solid addition to a rental fleet, its future moneymaking potential is huge. The TCC-500 has pole claw, earth auger and man basket attachments available and the export version of the TCC-500 comes with a Tier III Cummins engine package. Smooth, powerful and easy to move, this crane will see work in tough environments as well as general lift duties. Given a telescopic crawler's uncanny ability to perform where no other crane can, the potential for the TCC-500 is unlimited.

Other standout features of the TCC-500 include the boom-mounted 360 degree LED floodlight, swing audible and visual alert alarm with swing stop system, wind speed indicator, drum rotational and directional indicators, upper guard rails.

The TCC-500 is supported 24/7 by Link-Belt Preferred, including online manuals, literature, a ground bearing calculator, and a 3D Lift Plan.


Source: Crane and Rigging Hotline

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