Link-Belt Tests and Introduces TCC-2500 Tele-Boom Crawler Crane
The new Link-Belt TCC-2500 was already hard at work the same week Link-Belt Cranes formally introduced the 250-ton telescopic-boom crawler crane at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, Nev.
L.R. Wilson and Sons, Inc. of Gambrills, Md., is field testing the TCC-2500, completing tilt-up panel work and steel erection for a 38,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Capitol Heights, Md.
A 13,000-lb. spreader bar and six-part load line were used to place panels weighing as much as 84,000 lbs.
“The crane is very smooth. It picked up the largest panels at a 35.4-ft. radius, with a 68° boom angle, and we were good up to 123,000 lbs.,” said operator Jamie Foster of L.R. Wilson and Sons, Inc.
In total, the company set 38 precast tilt-up panels over seven days before moving on to steel erection for the building’s interior.
Wilson normally uses a lattice-boom crane to erect panels of this size, but the company welcomed the chance to prove the new Link-Belt TCC-2500’s machine’s capability.
“This machine is a beast, and I cannot think of a better way to test our design and the functionality of this crane than with pour-in-place tilt wall work. Based on early comments I think we have hit a home run,” said Scott Knight, Link-Belt product manager for lattice and telescopic crawler cranes.