Link-Belt debuts next-gen 70t rough-terrain crane
Link-Belt introduces new competitor in the rough-terrain segment, with a fully loaded transport weight of less than 45t with counterweight
Link-Belt Construction Equipment has introduced the next generation of its rough terrain cranes, the 70-tonne 75RT, which according to its makers has outstanding reach for its tonnage class.
The 75RT also delivers both off-road and on the road, facilitating fully loaded transport weight of less than 45t with counterweight or under 40t without counterweight.
The crane will be the first Link-Belt model to showcase its V-CALC or Variable Confined Area Lifting Capacities – a feature that allows the outrigger beams to be setup in pairs either from side-to-side or front-to-rear.
Link-Belt also announced a base rating increase for its popular 100RT rough terrain, with the introduction of the 110RT.
The rating of 100 tonnes brings the 110RT in line with its market leading sister product, the HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane; the machines share a number of components, including Link-Belt's 50m, six-section main boom.
Link-Belt introduced the 100RT at CraneFest in September 2015, when development plans were laid out calling for the upgrade of the base rating of the machine to 100 tonnes before ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.
This upgrade was planned and targeted to coincide with the introduction of the 75RT rough terrain crane and highlights the company’s overall product line strategy in the rough-terrain market.
Models with the new larger capacity will begin shipping immediately, as few physical changes to the machine arenecessary, and 100RT units already working in the field can be upgraded with minimal requirements.