Another Link-Belt Debut at CraneFest 2021
Link-Belt Cranes has announced that its new 85-ton (75-mt) 85|RT rough terrain crane will be unveiled in late September at CraneFest 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A. Production units of the new 85|RT will begin delivery in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“General contractors and fleet owners will appreciate the competitive chart and value this crane delivers, not to mention it transports under 105,000 lbs (47 627 kg) with full counterweight and under 86,000 lbs (39 008 kg) with no counterweight. This 85-ton (85|RT) was the next logical choice and really an easy decision for introduction following the 120|RT and 100|RT design,” said Product Manager for Rough Terrain Cranes, Brian Elkins.
A six-speed transmission on the 85|RT is powered by a Cummins Tier 4F QSB 6.7 270 hp (201 kW) diesel engine. Matching main and auxiliary winches have 18,603 lbs. (82.8 kN) of maximum line pull and a maximum winch speed of 485 fpm (147.8 m/min). The 85|RT includes new drive train and counterweight removal systems.
The 85|RT comes with a full power, five-section formed boom 38 – 142 ft. (11.6 – 43.3 m) built to Link-Belt’s specific boom profile and tolerances. An available two-piece Link-Belt patented SmartFly [35 – 58 ft. (10.7 – 17.7 m)] provides greater flexibility and range, and manually offsets at 0, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. SmartFly’s one-person fly erection technology minimizes work at height with ground controls for fly assist and a hydraulic cylinder and ramp releases the fly and returns it to its stowed position. The crane also offers a 9.5 ft. (2.9 m) offset fly that reeves up to 4-parts of line and is capable of 25-ton (22.6-mt) lifts. The 9.5 ft. (2.9 m) fly is ideal for applications where two load lines are necessary for lifting one load such as precast panels.