IMT introduces four new articulating cranes9 October 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris
Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, has introduced four new articulating crane models, which have higher lifting capacity compared to previous models.
The new models are the 610, 710, 810 and 910, replacing the 5/33, 6/39 and 7/48 articulating models.
“The new cranes offer impressive and versatile increased lifting capacities in the 40,000 ft-lb to 70,000 ft-lb range,” said IMT.
The new models share the same features offered on all IMT articulating cranes, such as over-bending, which ensures the working area between the main boom and the jib is no less than 195°.
Also available on the new cranes is the Electronic Vehicle Stability (EVS) system. Implemented to prioritize operator safety, EVS monitors the crane stability and warns the operator when the tilt of the truck’s chassis approaches a pre-set angle. The EVS system integrates with the Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL), a key safety component that monitors the crane’s load moment, operation and function.
“Together, the EVS and the RCL create an integrated system that ensures truck stability, so the crane can be used at available capacity in any vehicle setup — without jeopardizing safety,” the manufacturer said.
Additional new features include internal hose routing, the “j” stow hook and improved lift to weight ratio on all models.