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Link-Belt launches new crawler model

An all-new 75t Link-Belt TCC-800 telescopic crawler crane made its debut at ConExpo 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

An all-new 75t Link-Belt TCC-800 telescopic crawler crane made its debut at ConExpo 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new 75t telescopic crawler crane began field-testing in early 2020 with first shipments of the model scheduled in fourth quarter 2020. Its predecessor, the top selling telecrawler TCC-750, has been a cornerstone of the telecrawler market for Link-Belt since its initial launch in 2008.

Anthony Davis, Baden Davis Crane Connection, the Australian distributor for Link-Belt, spent the week at ConExpo.

“Obviously, with Link-Belt being one of the largest crane manufacturers in the US, ConExpo is a very important event. The Link-Belt stand is one of the most inviting stands you can visit with live demonstrations making the stand more dynamic.

“This year they demonstrated how simple it is to swing the new Link-Belt SmartFly jib system. They also demonstrated how the new TCC-800 is capable of working in an ‘out of level’ configuration by driving the model up onto ramps. Both demonstrations were really popular with visitors to the stand,” he said.

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“There were plenty of Australians at ConExpo, more than I anticipated and the turnout on the stand was excellent. We have noticed a significant resurgence in demand for telecrawlers from the domestic market, telecrawlers are the go-to machine at the moment.

“Link-Belt displayed the new TCC 800 crawler model which replaces the TCC 750. It features a new and longer boom with better lifting capacities. We have a number of the 750s here in Australia and customers have been really pleased with their performance. We are confident the TCC 800 will be just as popular and equally well received,” said Davis.

The TCC-800 comes with a new four-section 11.8m – 36.5m) full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 56.2m with full boom and Link-Belt’s SmartFly pinning system. Link-Belt SmartFly helps ensure proper fly erection and stowage sequence while minimizing work at height. The SmartFly system continues to get high marks from industry owners. The TCC-800 offers optional one or two-piece 10.6m – 17.6m fly.

New to Link-Belt’s telecrawler lineup will be variable side frame track positions (V-CALC) on the TCC-800.

“VCALC, in the case of the new TCC-800, offers the added flexibility to operate the crane with side frames in asymmetric configurations. Pulse 2.0 monitors actual side frame position, auto-selecting the correct chart,” said Scott Knight, product manager Lattice and Telescopic Crawler Cranes.

TCC-800’s variable side frame combinations, new cab with 20° of tilt and Pulse 2.0 offer an operator a multitude of options for any jobsite – everything from pile driving, bridgework to plant work, and general construction.

TCC-800 will utilise a stage 5 dual-compliant Cummins QSB 6.7 engine with 232 hp at 2000 RPM for greater fuel economy, improved quiet operation and cold-start capability. Other advancements include pressure read-out on all hydraulic circuits, viewable on Pulse 2.0 display. Total vision package with right-side swing camera, winch-view camera, and rear-view camera give the operator great jobsite visibility during setup and lifting. Single axis or joystick controls are also available both offering operator selectable foot or hand controls for travel operation. Textured paint on all vertical surfaces and slip resistant paint on all horizontal surfaces improves durability and footing.

New high performance, variable displacement pumps provide power control and load sensing on the TCC-800 for smooth functioning of all operating processes. Matching 19 mm grooved drums have 254.2 m of rope capacity with 7,656.6 kg maximum line pull and 147 mpm maximum line speed. The list chart on the TCC-800 also includes a maximum four-degree list chart for increased performance in varying jobsite conditions.

The TCC-800 self-assembles with 17 463kg of upper counterweight and two 1 360 kg sections of carbody counterweight. For transport, the TCC-800 moves in two loads: main unit transports under 45 359 kg with fly, side frames attached, hook block and ball, lifting sheave and full tank of fuel; overflow includes counterweight sections and stays below 20 184 kg. Clearance height on a lowboy transport trailer stays below 3.9 metres.

Optional Wireless Remote

TCC-800 has an optional wireless remote control system which allows the operator to be out of the cab and still have control of the crane.

Link-Belt Cranes, with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, is a leader in the design and manufacture of telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide.

Complete crane specifications are available at www.linkbelt.com.

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