Link-Belt ATCs ready for international markets
With crane manufacturer Link-Belt set to unveil its second all-terrain crane model at ConExpo this year, the company has also announced that export versions of both cranes will be available in 2014 for global markets, including the Middle East. Link-Belt introduced its first all-terrain crane at ConExpo 2011, the ATC-3275, which has helped shape its new 185 metre-tonne ATC-3210.
The cranes will offer many features attractive to international markets around the world, said product manager for hydraulic truck and all-terrain cranes, Rick Curnutte.
“We’ve seen great success with the ATC-3275. It’s got the reach and the capacities, and it’s less complicated to operate. And we have transportation figured out better than anyone else. Several of our AT purchases have been from repeat customers who have put this crane to the test and have realized the savings on the transportation side of it.”
Link-Belt International Sales Manager, Roy Burger added, “2014 is an exciting year for our dealers and customers around the globe. We will now be able to offer both all-terrain cranes with export configurations and Tier III engines to complement our successful line of cranes and continue to ‘Grow Globally.’ Link-Belt’s all-terrain cranes are designed to be simple to operate and maintain which makes them popular in developing markets.”
The ATC-3210 will have a weight of 65,770.9 kg, and can transport in a three-axle dolly configuration with a three-piece hydraulic fly, auxiliary lifting sheave, hook block and ball and main and auxiliary winches. None of the axles exceed 9,071.8 kg, and none of the three truck loads exceed 20,412 kg.
The crane’s six-section boom is fabricated from ultra-high-strength steel.The two-plate design of each section has multiple longitudinal bends for superior strength. Teflon inserts keep the boom lubed and are universal for all boom sections. Seven boom modes maximise capacities by varying the extension of the sections.
nd the ATC-3210 utilizes the ATC-3275 concept of upper engine mounted transversely to allow maximum space for the stowable fly. A 3.7-m heavy-lift fly has two-line, one-load lift procedures making it perfect for tilt-up work. An optional three-piece bi-fold fly hydraulically offsets from 2 to 45 degrees. A manual, four-position offset is available as well.