Link-Belt launches 227t telescopic crawler crane

US mobile crane specialist Link-Belt increase the upper limit of its telecrawler line with the TCC-2500

The TCC-2500 is designed for transportability, with a nine-piece modular design and a 48t transport weight.
The TCC-2500 is designed for transportability, with a nine-piece modular design and a 48t transport weight.

Link-Belt has increased the upper weight limit of its telecrawler line with the addition of the all-new TCC-2500, a 250-short-ton or 227-metric-tonne telescopic crawler crane to its market-leading lineup.

Since entering the market in 2005, US-based Link-Belt’s TCC line has been praised for its off-road manoeuvring capabilities — a common for powerline utility applications, and Link-Belt TCC numbers have steadily grown in rental and general construction fleets at home and abroad.

With its seven-section 13.8m to 67.9m pin-and-latch boom, the TCC-2500 has the longest boom in its class and can be equipped with a three-piece off-settable fly extending to 3.6m, 12.1m or 20.4m, or two 7.62m boom extensions for an overall tip height of 105.46m.

In a boost to the TCC-2500’s jobsite flexibility, these attachments can also be delivered with hydraulic luffing functionality to provide operators with the “up-and-over” capabilities of a large fixed-boom luffing lattice crawler – while retaining the option to retract the boom.

“We identified early on that our customers needed a telecrawler with higher capacities and greater reach,” said Link-Belt product manager for lattice and telescopic crawler cranes, Scott Knight.

“Our goal from the beginning was to supply a simplified design, quick and easy to assemble that it is operator friendly. The long-term plan for our telecrawler lineup brought us to this point in time, and the TCC-2500 is positioned to lead the telecrawlers into a whole new arena of jobsite opportunities.”

Another critical feature of the TCC-2500 is its ability to be transported quickly and easily, with a main body transport load of just 48t despite an uncomplicated assembly and dissemble process.

Once off a trailer, the jacks can be deployed via remote control, and the crane then sits wider than the competition for a solid self-assembly platform, aided by hydraulic hook-and-pin side frames.

Across the nine-piece modular design and 69.85t of upper counterweight, only seven additional trucks are required to transport all the parts, at a maximum load of 19.96t.

A final key feature of the 227t unit is an extra wide winch design that can handle the maximum permissible line pull through the fourth layer — so that front and rear winches are matching. The rear auxiliary winch can also be removed for weight reduction during transport.


  • 227t maximum capacity
  • 67.9m main boom length
  • 20.4m off-settable fly
  • 105.5m maximum height
  • 48t body transport weight 9-piece modular design
  • 12,96t maximum line pull
  • 123.4m/min line speed
  • 20 degree tilting cab


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