Products & Equipment
Link-Belt to showcase what it calls ‘new era’ of truck crane
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff
Link-Belt Cranes is launching its new 120 US-ton (110-mt) hydraulic truck crane.
The 120|HT will make its public debut at CraneFest, the company’s customer event, in the fall of 2021.
“The 120|HT is loaded with features and a dramatic new look to match, with production models set to begin shipment in fourth quarter 2021,” the company said in a press release.
The four axle 120|HT features a new, wider single occupant cab that reflects design elements of the 175|AT all-terrain crane. The 120|HT also comes with an all-new air ride suspension design, which Link-Belt bills as the first-of-its-kind for truck crane buyers.
Its suspension and braking system is a result of a two-year collaborative design process with suspension manufacturer Hendrickson International. Air disc brakes, another first for the hydraulic truck crane market, will improve brake performance and reduce maintenance time.
“Superior ride quality is going to be one of the first things anyone that’s ever driven in a truck crane before will notice,” said All-Terrain and Telescopic Truck Crane product manager, Andrew Soper.
Counterweight payload increases from 16,000 lbs (7,257 kg) on the HTC-86110 to 20,500 lbs (9,268 kg) on the new 120|HT without a boom dolly. Full counterweight for the 120|HT is 49,100 lbs (22 271 kg). Increased counterweight payload is a result of a strategic design approach to reduce the 120|HT’s gross vehicle weight coupled with an increased rating on the front steering axles to 26,000 lbs each.
Fuel efficiency has increased with the introduction of Cummins X12 single overhead cam engine that is EPA 2021 compliant. Top speed on the 120|HT is 62 miles per hour (99 km/h). Link-Belt said it has improved upon access for daily service checks like fill points, filters, and grease points.
The 120|RT delivers impressive reach with a six-section 38.3 – 164.1 ft (11.6 – 50 m) pin and latch formed boom, built to Link-Belt’s specific boom profile and tolerances.
An available two-piece [35 – 58 ft (10.7 – 17.7 m)] or three-piece [9.5 – 35 – 58 ft (2.89 – 10.7 – 17.7 m)] on-board offsettable fly provides greater flexibility and range, and manually offsets at 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees. Two 16 ft (4.9 m) lattice insert extensions provide a maximum tip height of 261.7 ft (79.8 m).
“Features like Link-Belt SmartFly, Link-Belt’s patented one-person fly erection technology, and a wireless rigging remote to control your outriggers, outrigger beams and jacks, boom hoist, and winches make setup quicker and easier with increased efficiency,” it said in a press release.
The new operator’s cab features new esthetics and comforts like wide-entry access and egress, USB and 12-volt power supply, and increased storage with interior lighting. Pulse 2.0 with its 10 in. (25.4 cm) touch display is at the heart of this crane with features and controls that are intuitive, adaptable, and in easy arm’s reach. The view from the seat is uninhibited in all kinds of weather with large sweeping wipers in the front and top, and strategically-placed vents for fast-acting defrost.
Additional features include:
- Link-Belt’s “Smart Stack” counterweight detection system
- Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 has improved carrier diagnostics, monitoring, and now also displays real-time outrigger jack ground bearing pressures
- Link-Belt Site Vision (includes camera and working lights package)
- V-CALC with 81 outrigger positions
- iCraneTrax for better fleet management and maintenance scheduling.