The five-section, 40.6–155ft (12.3–47.2m) full-power formed boom is built to Link-Belt’s specific boom profile and tolerances at its Lexington, Kentucky campus. An available two-piece (35–58ft) on-board offsettable fly provides greater flexibility, and manually offsets at 2°, 15°, 30° and 45°. A 16ft lattice insert extension provides a maximum tip height of 237ft.

The 100RT will be the first Link-Belt rough terrain crane to utilize the new fly erection technology from Link-Belt’s latest telescopic truck and telescopic crawler cranes.

A fly assist cylinder makes erecting and stowing the fly a one-person operation and minimizes work at height. Boom head speed screws and numbered spring loaded latches provide intuitive assembly. Given the natural elevation of a rough terrain crane boom, Link-Belt has simplified fly assembly with new ground level carrier controls. One control raises and lowers boom angle from 0 to -3°, and another control is used for the fly assist cylinder.

Other notable features for the 100RT include Link-Belt’s latest operator cab design, Pulse 2.0 operating system with remote software updates via Wi-Fi, V-Calc asymmetrical outrigger options, a new simple-to-assemble fly, latest Cummins technology with a Stage V engine, and Link-Belt’s Vision package.

The 100RT will transport with base unit fully equipped minus modular counterweights at 92,859lbs (42,120.1kg). With an overall height of 12ft 10in this rough terrain can be driven right off a conventional lowboy trailer, assemble counterweight and be ready to go to work.

Following rigorous on-site and field testing, shipments of the new 100RT are scheduled to begin first quarter 2019.