Link-Belt unveiled its second all-terrain crane at CONEXPO 2014, March 4 to 8. Link-Belt introduced its first all-terrain crane at CONEXPO 2011 and has taken the success from the ATC-3275 to help shape its new 185-metric ton ATC-3210. Export versions of both cranes will be available in 2014 and will offer many features attractive to international markets around the world.
According to Product Manager for Hydraulic Truck and All-Terrain Cranes, Rick Curnutte, “We’ve seen great success with the ATC-3275. It’s got the reach and the capacities, and it’s less complicated to operate. And we have transportation figured out better than anyone else. Several of our AT purchases have been from repeat customers who have put this crane to the test and have realized the savings on the transportation side of it.”
Link-Belt International Sales Manager, Roy Burger adds, “2014 is an exciting year for our dealers and customers around the globe. We will now be able to offer both all-terrain cranes with export configurations and Tier 3 engines to complement our successful line of cranes and continue to 'Grow Globally.' The Latin American markets are growing significantly in both of the tonnage classes Link-Belt offers. Trained operators and experienced mechanics can be hard to find throughout Latin America. Link-Belt’s all-terrain cranes are designed to be simple to operate and maintain which makes them popular in developing markets.”
Transport is critical to any market, so none of the counterweights on the ATC-3210 are more than 9,979 kg 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 65,770.9 kg, 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 9,071.8 kg, and none of the three truck loads exceed 20,412 kg.
The ATC-3210 moves itself effortlessly as well—on or off the jobsite. A Cummins Tier 3 compliant engine provides ample power to give this AT the best highway speeds on the market. 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. And keeping it all comfortable is Link-Belt’s proven Hydrogas suspension system.
Once on the jobsite, the ATC-3210, with full ANSI B 30.5 certification, is the stoutest AT in its class. The six-section boom is fabricated from ultra-high-strength steel in Link-Belt’s own 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.
Unlike other manufacturer’s ATs, the ATC-3210 utilizes the ATC-3275 concept of upper engine mounted transversely to allow maximum space for the stowable fly. A 3.7-meter heavy-lift fly has two-line, one-load lift procedures making it perfect for tilt-up work. An optional three-piece bi-fold fly hydraulically offsets from 2 to 45 degrees. 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 now with internal LED lighting. The lights found on the front of the operators cab and at the outriggers have been replaced with high intensity LED lights and these are also 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, a 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
- Left and right high intensity work lights mount atop the upper to illuminate the swing area.
As with all Link-Belts, operator safety, comfort and convenience are designed from the outset. All controls and buttons in both 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 twenty degrees 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.
The cabs are not the only things that make this crane easy on operators. Like all Link-Belts, extensive customer input helped make the ATC-3210 safe and easy to 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 both upper and lower engines and every filter location is planned and designed for access. Available autolube systems (with manual overrides) in the upper and lower frames automatically lube at timed intervals.
With the introduction of the ATC-3210, Link-Belt continues on its course of developing a full line of all-terrain cranes available to customers worldwide. Just as Link-Belt revolutionized truck cranes, it is also solidifying its place in the all-terrain crane 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