Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co, Lexington, Ky., will unveil its second all-terrain crane at ConExpo 2014. The company introduced its first all-terrain crane at ConExpo 2011 and has relied on the success of the ATC-3275 to help shape its new 210-ton ATC-3210. Designed with extensive customer input, the ATC-3210 will meet the toughest transport laws in North America while also meeting Tier IV final and EPA 2013 on-highway requirements.
Transport is critical to any market, and to help with North American road laws, the counterweights all weigh less than 22,000 lbs. and can be grouped together with other components to maximize loads. The ATC-3210 with maximum counterweight, rigging, matting, and fly extensions can move in just three truckloads. At just under 145,000 lbs, the ATC-3210 can transport in a three-axle dolly configuration with a three-piece hydraulic fly, auxiliary lifting sheave, hook block and ball, and main and auxiliary winches. None of the axles exceed 20,000 lbs., and none of the three truck loads exceed 45,000 lbs.
A Cummins EPA 2013 compliant engine provides power for highway travel. To slow this crane, it’s equipped with anti-lock (ABS) disc brakes, transmission intarder, and true engine compression brakes that meet the stringent SAE braking codes. Emergency steering, cruise control, and traction control are standard, as are extra steering cylinders for maneuvering in difficult terrain. The traction control has a mud and snow setting to allow more slip when needed. Also available are inter-axle and cross-axle differential locking. Putting this control on the ground are military-grade, two-piece aluminum wheels that require no special tools to service in the field. For operator comfort, Link-Belt’s Hydrogas suspension system is incorporated in the design.
On the job, the ATC-3210 delivers a six-section boom fabricated from ultra-high-strength steel in Link-Belt’s facility. The two-plate design of each section has multiple longitudinal bends for superior strength. Teflon inserts keep the boom lubed and are universal for all boom sections. Seven boom modes maximize capacities by varying the extension of the sections.
The ATC-321- also uses the ATC-3275’s concept of upper engine mounted transversely to allow maximum space for the stowable fly. A 12-ft. heavy-lift fly has two-line, one-load lift procedures, making it ideal for tilt-up work. An optional three-piece bi-fold fly hydraulically offsets from 2° to 45°. A manual, four-position offset is available as well.
A new lighting package will be unveiled with the ATC-3210. Engine and storage compartments will be illuminated with internal LED lighting. The lights found on the front of the operator’s cab and at the outriggers have been replaced with high intensity LED lights. These can also be found in areas for fuel fills, ground control stations for outriggers and suspension, and other various locations throughout the crane.
Much like the TCC-1100 at the last ConExpo, remote controlled, high-intensity boom floodlights are available on the ATC-3210 and the entire range of Link-Belt telescopic cranes. Single and dual boom floodlight options will now have LED lights.
Another optional lighting package is available with high intensity work lights just above the operator’s cab, lights that illuminate the walkways on the upper, a right side forward facing high intensity work light, and left and right high intensity work lights mount atop the upper to illuminate the swing area.
All controls and buttons in the upper and lower cabs are logically positioned, clearly marked with ISO symbols and backlit for nighttime operation. The lower cab is single occupancy and features integral heating and air conditioning, multiple grab handles, heated and remote control mirrors and a six-way adjustable, air suspended seat. The upper cab tilts up to 20° to keep the operator comfortable at high boom angles. A swing-up roof window with windshield wiper and washer, engine-dependent warm water cab heating, a sun screen, and a five-way-adjustable seat with headrest ensure a comfortable work environment.
For service, all connections and service points are centralized and easily accessible. Similarly, the pressure for every hydraulic system in the upper can be checked at a single location. Large doors give ample room to service upper and lower engines, and every filter location is planned and designed for access. Available auto-lube systems (with manual overrides) in the upper and lower frames automatically lubricate at timed intervals.
With the introduction of the ATC-3210, Link-Belt continues on its course of delivering an all-terrain crane option designed and built for the North American market.
Other standout features of the ATC-3210:
· Five carrier cameras: two on the lower and three on the upper with split screen monitor inside the operator’s cab
· A watertight storage box for rigging and an included ladder
· Aluminum full deck fenders with mud flaps and wheel spray suppression
· Pneumatic and electrical quick disconnect connections for trailer or boom dolly
· Multiple steering modes controllable from the carrier cab
· Free swing
· Outrigger and suspension controls with auto-level
· 10 x 6 x 10 drive/steer
· Variable speed on-highway steering
· Four auxiliary steering modes
· Supported 24/7 by Link-Belt Preferred including online manuals, literature, a ground bearing calculator, and 3D Lift Plan