New IMT 32 tm Articulating Crane Offers More Productivity
Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), has introduced the 32 tm crane to its lineup of articulating cranes ranging from 2.5 to 80 tm. The 32/222 crane is designed for superior operator productivity with unique lift and reach capabilities.
The excellent strength and reach of the IMT 32 tm crane, along with high working speed and precision control, maximize operator efficiency. Rated 222,050 foot-pounds, the crane features a maximum lifting capacity of 15,058 pounds (6,830 kilograms) at a radius of 14 feet 9 inches (4.5 meters). The crane offers one of the industry’s longest horizontal reaches in the 30 tm range: 69 feet 7 inches (21.2 meters) with eight hydraulic extensions.
Productivity-enhancing features of the 32 tm articulating crane include the dual-power plus link-arm system, 15-degree overbending, continuous rotation and a standard radio remote control. The crane comes standard with the RCL (rated capacity limiter) 5300 system to monitor load moment, operation and function.
“At IMT, we’re committed to helping our customers become more productive — and, as a result, more profitable,” said John Field, IMT product manager of material handling. “The 32 tm crane offers the performance to make loading and unloading materials more efficient. Operators can move and haul more materials with this crane, which has a positive impact on the bottom line.”
Ultra-high tensile steel construction of the hexagonal boom provides a superior lift-to-weight ratio, high lifting capacity at long reaches and increased payload capabilities. Required mounting space has been minimized, providing more space on the truck body and additional truck configuration possibilities.
The dual-power plus link-arm system found on the 32 tm articulating crane:
- Offers the best lifting capacities under all conditions
- Provides precise and regular movements in the entire working area
- Is particularly well-suited for long reaches and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment (such as fly-jib and winch)
- Works particularly well with the stretch boom system at any height and any reach
“Overbending” means the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195 degrees. Overbending offers greater flexibility when working through narrow passages and under overhead obstructions; the ability to lift maximum loads in all boom positions; and a lower total height when the crane is stowed on the truck body.
The RCL system monitors the crane’s load moment, operation and function. In an overload situation, the system warns the operator and interrupts the distribution of oil for crane functions, while allowing functions that reduce load moment to remain operational. The RCL 5300 cooperates with the user and compensates when the RCL senses a situation requiring intervention.
Additional features of the 32 tm crane include an internal hose routing system for hose protection, multiple stabilizer options and an innovative, flexible stow bracket design that secures boom for transportation but does not allow bracket damage.
The 32 tm crane joins the complete lineup of IMT articulating cranes ranging from the 2.5 tm (18,085 foot-pound) model to the 80 tm (516,440 foot-pound) model.