For every crane that Link-Belt introduces, a significant amount of customer input goes into itsdesign. Whether customers are visiting the plant to take delivery of a new crane or attending training, Link-Belt product managers and engineers ask questions about their wants and needs for new products. Before the 100RT rough-terrain crane was introduced in 2015, the voice of the customer played a significant role in its development. At ConExpo-Con/Agg, Link-Belt will introduce the second product in the next-generation RT series, the 75-ton 75RT, which will incorporate many of the characteristics of the 100RT, as well as a range of new features specific to this model. The 100RT will also be upgraded to the 110RT and will be on display at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.
The 75RT has a five-section, 142-ft., full-power boom, which is formed at the company’s headquarters in Lexington, Ky. It features two extend modes to keep the lifting process simple for the operator. A 35- to 58-ft. two-piece and 10-, 35-, and 58-ft. three-piece bi-folding fly are both available, providing for a maximum tip height of 208.7 ft. The matching main and auxiliary winches have 18,603 lbs. of maximum line pull and a maximum winch speed of 485 fpm.