Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT) has introduced four new articulating cranes and made revisions to its current crane line. According to John Field, articulating crane product manager, the four new machines meet the demands of customers, and the increased lifting capacity on current radio remote articulating cranes improve their performance.
New articulating crane models include the 610, 710, 810, and 910. They replace the 5/33, 6/39, and 7/48 knuckleboom cranes. They have increased lifting capacities in the 40,000 to 70,000 foot-pound range and include common IMT features like over-bending, which ensures the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195°.
Also available on the new cranes is the Electronic Vehicle Stability (EVS) system. Implemented to prioritize operator safety, EVS monitors the crane stability and warns the operator when the tilt of the truck’s chassis approaches a pre-set angle. The EVS system integrates with the rated capacity limiter (RCL), a key safety component that monitors the crane’s load moment, operation, and function. Together, the EVS and the RCL create an integrated system that ensures truck stability, so the crane can be used at available capacity in any setup without jeopardizing safety. Additional new features include internal hose routing, the “J” stow hook, and improved lift-to-weight ratio on all models.
“Between the increased lifting capabilities and the EVS and RCL, customers can maximize their productivity without worrying about safety,” said Field. “These new models will significantly impact the productivity capabilities of operators.”