Product line includes 17 new or improved models among 22 offerings, with lift capacities ranging from 1,740 lb. to 35,405 lb. maximum rating at a 14-ft.
Product line includes 17 new or improved models among 22 offerings, with lift capacities ranging from 1,740 lb. to 35,405 lb. maximum rating at a 14-ft. 5-in radius. New models 13/88 through 24/169 feature internal hose routing system; flexible stow bracket design that secures the boom for transport, while avoiding bracket damage; and, minimized width for space savings on total platform length.
A significant change in its lineup, the manufacturer notes, is the addition of eight mid-range cranes with single-link (SL) or dual-link (DL) configurations. According to product engineers, the Single Power Plus link arm system provides high lifting capacity when the boom system is fully extended; offers strength, regular speed, and flexibility in the outer boom, as well as high speed in the main boom’s extreme positions at the column; and, features high speed in extreme positions at the column, making the boom system suitable for fast-grab work.
Manufacturer-cited features of the Dual Power Plus link arm system include highest lifting capacities under most working conditions; precise and regular movements in the entire working range; and, long reaches and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment (such as fly-jib and winch).
An additional new feature is Îover-bendingÌ, i.e., the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195 degrees. Over-bending reportedly offers greater flexibility when working through narrow passages and under overhead power lines, the ability to lift maximum loads in all boom positions, and a lower total height when the crane is stowed on the truck body.
A key safety feature, available on all crane models, is the Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL) monitoring system, which warns the operator in an overload situation and interrupts oil distribution for crane functions, while allowing operations that reduce load moment. Iowa Mold Tooling Co.