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Link-Belt to debut two new crane models at CraneFest 2021

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Link-Belt Cranes will unveil two new cranes at Crane Fest 2021: the TCC-550 and the new 65|HT.

The new 65|HT, a 65-ton (55-mt) capacity truck crane, replaces the HTC-8660 Series II. The 65|HT comes with a new four-section 36.5 ft. to 115 ft. (11.2 - 35 m) full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 125 ft. (38.1 m). 

The 65|HT features an all-new formed boom riding Link-Belt's Teflon wear pads, which means there's no need to grease the boom - reducing the time and cost of upkeep.  

The 65|HT features an EPA 2021 certified Cummins L9 engine that provides 260 hp (194 kW) at 2000 RPM. Improved capacities over its predecessor are delivered through three optimized boom extend modes and an increase in maximum counterweight to 18,700 lbs. (8 482 kg). 

Operator controls are available in either a dual- or single-axis configuration and have a fine metering feature for precise operation. 

The 65|HT features Link-Belt Pulse, a Link-Belt designed, total crane operating system that utilizes an in-cab display as a readout and operator interface with on-board diagnostics including the rated capacity limiter, wind speed, boom length and angle, radius of load, and crane configuration.

Durable textured and slip-resistant paint on all walking surfaces improves durability and footing. The Vision Package includes cameras for winch view, right-side swing view, rear-view backup, and right-side turn, giving the operator enhanced jobsite visibility during travel, setup, and lifting. 

The optional lighting package includes a high-intensity LED work light mounted on the operator's cab, two fixed LED lights and a remote-controlled articulating spotlight mounted on the boom base. A fully equipped 65|HT can reduce its transport weight to less than 65,000 lbs. (29 483 kg) with all counterweight removed.

The new TCC-550

Production of a new 55-ton (45-mt) TCC-550 will begin soon, with shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.  

The TCC-550 follows a long line of product improvements and introductions in Link-Belt Cranes' telescopic crawler crane family. The predecessors to the TCC-550, the TCC-500 and the TCC-450, were some of the very first telescopic crawler models to be introduced worldwide in 2006.

The TCC-550 features a full-power 36.5 to 115 ft. (11 to 35 m) four-section boom with two boom extend modes (EM1 and EM2). The entire boom is greaseless and includes Link-Belt's proven Teflon wear pads for easy maintenance. 

Fly options include a 28.5 to 51 ft. (8.7 - 15.6 m) two-piece bi-fold lattice fly, stowable, offsetable to 2, 20 and 40 degrees; maximum tip height is 165.5 ft (50.44 m).  

Durable textured and slip-resistant paint on all walking surfaces is new and improves footing. The Vision Package includes winch-view camera, rear-view camera and right-side swing camera, giving the operator great jobsite visibility during setup and lifting. 

Anchor points are located on the work platform of the TCC-550 for personal fall arrest equipment.  The standard lighting package includes a high intensity LED 360-degree work light mounted on the house and one high intensity 360-degree LED light attached at the top of the boom base section.  Both lights can be controlled remotely inside of the operator's cabin.

The TCC-550 can work at three different track widths: 15 ft 2.37 in (4.63m) fully extended, 13 ft 6.11 in (4.12 m) intermediate, and 11 ft 5.24 in (3.49m) retracted. It has two travel speeds and can travel up to 2 miles per hour (3.2 kph) to spend less time traveling and more time lifting. 

The TCC-550 moves quickly and easily on or off the job site. With a standard counterweight package of 25,000 lbs (11 339.8 kg), the TCC-550 transports in just one load while staying under 100,000 lbs (45 359.2 kg). On the trailer, the TCC-550 travels at a height of 9 ft 10.55 in (3.01 m) and a width of 11 ft 5.24 in (3.49 m).

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