â€œThe only comparable machine in this class that we had was a 200-ton crawler [248 H5], and itâ€™s used for long-term rentals, rather than anything taxi related,â€ said Flach President John Flach.
Flach purchased the crane from Woodâ€™s CRW of Williston, Vt., and is impressed with the ATC-3210â€™s capabilities.
â€œThe ATC-3210 is lightweight for its capacity, as well as meeting all our requirements that we need for plant maintenance, and the taxi-crane type work weâ€™re involved in. It also has the reach that we need for the technology companies that are coming into this area,â€ said Flach.
Flach operator Mike Smith said, â€œWeâ€™ve used this crane for many tank placements already, the heaviest being 102,000 pounds.â€
Once the tanks are placed, they are rotated so they sit perfectly upright for pressurized valve connections, and using rigging ropes, the tanks are rotated into place.
Flach Crane is pleased with the performance of the machine.
â€œLink-Belt is constantly upgrading and trying to make their machines better.
There are no complaints from us on Link-Belt Cranes. And as far as the technology and ease of working on them, Link-Belt is really doing a good job,â€ said Flach.
For more information on Link-Belt, visitwww.linkbelt.com.
Region: National Edition | StoryID: 24301 | Published On: 1/14/2015