Link-Belt 100RT Rough-terrain Crane

September 17, 2018
Link-Belt 100RT rough-terrain crane has a five-section boom

The 100RT rough-terrain crane has a five-section boom that provides reach from 40.6 to 155 feet. An optional two-piece on-board fly manually offsets at 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. A 16-foot lattice insert extension provides a maximum tip height of 237 feet.

The crane has a fly assist cylinder that allows one person to erect and stow the fly. Carrier controls are at ground level; one control raises and lowers boom angle from 0 to -3 degrees, and another control is used for the fly assist cylinder.

A 232-horsepower Cummins powers the carrier, and a greaseless 4-link suspension eliminates 10 previous grease points. Operators can reach the deck via six points of access, and regardless of slew angle, the operator has easy egress to the flat deck from the cab.

The 100RT uses the V-CALC (Variable Confined Area Lifting Capacities) system that 12 different outrigger configurations with real time 360-degree charts. (See the informational video below on how V-CALC works on the 75RT crane.) Once outriggers are set, the user-friendly Pulse 2.0 system indicates the crane’s available capacity. The system then previews the operator’s real time capacities given the crane’s current configuration at the next five radiuses for a set boom angle.

Upon selection, Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 provides a live view of the working area with color-coded quadrants. If the chart exceeds capacity at a given slew angle, swing arrest will initiate five degrees prior—allowing the crane to come to a smooth stop. The Pulse 2.0 provides a simple interface for crane operators with a larger touchscreen display, along with customizable programmable features. Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 can be updated and serviced remotely. Wi-Fi enabled, the system uses the serial number of the unit to determine if any updates are available, and download/installs to the appropriate controls.

A new cab design (below) includes 20-degree tilt, ergonomic seat with electronic joystick/single axis controllers, and van-style pop out door. A camera vision package enhances on-board site monitoring and includes a back-up camera, as well as cameras for viewing winches and the right side of the upper.

Transport weight is 92,859 pounds, with base unit fully equipped minus modular counterweights. Overall height is 12 feet 10 inches.

Link-Belt 100RT has a new cab design.