Conexpo: Link-Belt to debut new 300|AT all-terrain crane

Link-Belt Cranes will debut its new 250-t (300-USt) 300|AT all-terrain crane at Conexpo in in March. This model is equipped with a seven-section, 13-72.5 m pin and latch greaseless formed boom.

The 300|AT has an optional, two-piece 12.8-21.6 m on-board hydraulically offset fly and two 7.6-m lattice extensions. Maximum attachment can achieve a tip height of 112 m and an efficient modular counterweight configuration adds to the crane’s versatility.

“We spoke extensively with our customer base and feel like we have delivered. They want a crane that travels down the road efficiently, goes together on a jobsite quickly, has a strong chart and is reliable,” said Andrew Soper, product manager for telescopic truck and all-terrain cranes at Link-Belt.

“This crane represents Link-Belt’s long-term AT investment, which goes back to 2009 with construction of our own formed boom bay and subsequent ATC-3275 introduction.”

The new 300|AT’s maximum counterweight is 73,481 kg with four overflow truckloads. To improve mobility and efficiency for a variety of jobsite scenarios, the crane can be set up with two overflow loads and 33,565 kg of counterweight.

Another improvement to the 300|AT’s mobility is the option of transporting the crane with its upper 3,628 kg counterweight tray and still stay below 72,574 kg gross vehicle weight (10,432 kg per axle).

The 2.4-m heavy lift fly provides robust capacities and line separation for two-load line operation in applications like precast wall panels. Notable features such as greaseless sheaves and Teflon wear pads cut maintenance and service costs. Additional standard boom features include wireless wind speed indicator, single-hand operation rope guard, and three work lights on the boom base section.

Furthermore, the 300|AT will feature SmartFly. This simple, intuitive SmartFly system ensures proper fly erection and stowage sequence while minimising work at height. The Link-Belt fly erection procedures have been embraced in the market on most all of the company’s telescopic product line for their ease of assembly and one-person operation.

A single, 554-hp Cummins X15 diesel engine with ZF Traxon automated manual transmission powers the new 300|AT. The transmission features improved shifting performance and offers integrated intarder braking with paddle shift controls for easy stop-and-go at highway speeds.

The 300|AT also has a new power transmission system for efficiently powering upper hydraulic functions. It offers a 24-V electrical system with an optimised, modern CAN Bus communications.

Customers will recognise the purpose-built two-person carrier cab from the 175|AT on the new 300|AT. The interior features amenities such as automatic climate control, blue tooth radio, cell phone charging and LED lighting. An air ride seat with lumbar support provides optimum comfort while driving.

The operator’s cab is tailored for all-terrain operations. Pulse 2.0 with its 25.4-cm touch display is at the heart of the new 300|AT with functions and controls that are intuitive, adaptable and in easy arm’s reach. The view from the seat is unimpeded in any kind of weather with large sweeping wipers in the front and top, and strategically-placed vents for quick defrost.

Another new feature to Link-Belt’s all-terrain lineup is the improved flexibility of V-CALC, an infinitely variable outrigger positioning that allows for setup in tight jobsite conditions where outriggers require being unevenly extended (0%, 40%, 70% and 100% extension). All capacities are printed in crane rating manual and automatic swing function kick-out works to maintain forward and backward stability.

Standard carrier features that operators are accustomed to include: four points of access to the flat carrier deck, a comprehensive camera ‘Site Vision’ package, and the premiere lighting package on the market for night-time operations.

Conexpo booth: F.9213