Link-Belt to Roll Out 80-Ton Teleboom Crawler Crane at ConExpo
March 4, 2020 — Link-Belt will roll out a brand-new 80-U.S.-ton capacity telescopic-boom crawler crane at the ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow next week in Las Vegas.
Named the TCC-800, the new rig will begin field testing early in the spring of 2020, with first shipments of production units scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year.
Its predecessor, the top selling teleboom crawler TCC-750, has been a cornerstone of the teleboom crawler market since its debut in 2008.
The TCC-800 comes with a new four-section 38’–120’ full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 184’6” when fully extended and equipped with a jib.
Link-Belt’s SmartFly pinning system helps ensure proper jib erection and stowage 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 35’–58’ jibs.
The TCC-800 will be Link-Belt’s first teleboom crawler crane with variable track side frame positions (V-CALC). “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.
The TCC-800’s variable side frame combinations, new cab with 20° tilt, and Pulse 2.0 offer an operator a multitude of options for any jobsite — everything from pile driving or bridge work, to plant work and general construction.
The Stage V dual-compliant Cummins QSB 6.7 engine puts out 232 hp at 2,000 rpm for better fuel economy, quieter operation, and better cold starting.
Other advancements include: pressure read-out on all hydraulic circuits, viewable on the Pulse 2.0 display; a total-vision package with right-side swing camera, winch-view camera, and rear-view camera to give the operator great jobsite visibility during setup and lifting; single- or dual-axis joystick controls are also available, both offering operator selectable foot or hand controls for travel; textured paint on all vertical surfaces and slip-resistant paint on all horizontal surfaces to improve durability and footing. The optional wireless remote control lets the operator control the crane from outside the cab.
New high performance variable displacement pumps provide power control and load sensing for smooth operation. Two matching hoist drums are grooved for ¾” rope. Each can hold 834’ of rope, deliver up to 18,603 lbs. of single-line pull, and reach 485 fpm maximum line speed. The capacity chart includes up to 4° of list for increased performance in rugged, unlevel, conditions.
The TCC-800 self-assembles with 38,500 lbs. of upper counterweight and two 3,000-lb. carbody counterweights.
For transport, the TCC-800 moves in two loads. The main unit transports at less than 100,000 lbs., including fly jib, crawler side frames, hook block, overhaul ball, lifting sheave, and full tank of fuel. Its clearance height on a lowboy trailer is less than 13’. The overflow load includes counterweight sections and stays below 44,500.