Link-Belt introduces 120|HT hydraulic truck crane

Link-Belt Cranes has introduced its new 110-mt (120 USt) hydraulic truck crane, the 120|HT. This model will make its public debut at the company’s’ customer event, CraneFest 2021 that will be held later this month. Production units are set to begin shipment in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The four-axle 120|HT features a new, wider single occupant cab that reflects design elements of the Link-Belt 175|AT all-terrain crane. The 120|HT also comes with a new air-ride suspension design, which is believed to be the first-of-its-kind for truck crane customers.

Link-Belt revealed that the 120|HT’s suspension and braking system is a result of a two-year collaborative design process with suspension manufacturer Hendrickson International. “Air disc brakes, another first for the hydraulic truck crane market, will improve brake performance and reduce maintenance time,” said the company.

“Superior ride quality is going to be one of the first things anyone that’s ever driven in a truck crane before will notice,” added Andrew Soper, product manager for all-terrain and telescopic truck crane at Link-Belt.

Counterweight payload increases from 7,257 kg on the Link-Belt HTC-86110 to 9,268 kg on the new 120|HT without a boom dolly. Full counterweight for the 120|HT is 22,271 kg. According to Link-Belt, increased counterweight payload is a result of a strategic design approach to reduce the 120|HT’s gross vehicle weight coupled with an increased rating on the front steering axles to 26,000 lbs (about 11,793 kg) each.

Fuel efficiency has increased with the introduction of Cummins X12 single overhead cam engine that is EPA 2021 compliant. Top speed on the 120|HT is 99 km/hr. Link-Belt has also improved upon access for daily service checks like fill points, filters, and grease points.  

The 120|HT delivers outstanding reach with a six-section 11.6 – 50 m pin and latch formed boom. An available two-piece 10.7 – 17.7 m or three-piece 2.89 – 10.7 – 17.7 m on-board offsettable fly provides greater flexibility and range, and manually offsets at 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees. Two 4.9-m lattice insert extensions provide a maximum tip height of 79.8 m.

Features like Link-Belt SmartFly, Link-Belt’s one-person fly erection technology, and a wireless rigging remote to control the outriggers, outrigger beams and jacks, boom hoist, and winches make setup quicker and easier with increased efficiency.

The new operator cab has been designed for comfort, offering wide-entry access and egress, USB and 12-V power supply, and increased storage with interior lighting. Pulse 2.0 with its 25.4-cm touch display is at the heart of this crane with features and controls that are intuitive, adaptable, and in easy arm’s reach. The view from the seat is uninhibited in all kinds of weather with large sweeping wipers in the front and top, and strategically-placed vents for fast-acting defrost.

Additional features of the 120|HT include Link-Belt’s ‘Smart Stack’ counterweight detection system; Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 with improved carrier diagnostics, monitoring, and now also displays real-time outrigger jack ground bearing pressures; Link-Belt Site Vision incorporating camera and working lights package; V-CALC with 81 outrigger positions; and iCraneTrax for better fleet management and maintenance scheduling.