Link-Belt launches truck crane and telecrawler

9 June 2021

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Link-Belt Cranes has launched the 55USt (45t) TCC-550 telescopic crawler crane and the 65USt 65|HT truck crane.

The new telecrawler features a full-power 36.5–115ft (11–35m) four-section boom with two boom extend modes (EM1 and EM2). The entire boom is greaseless and includes Link-Belt’s Teflon-impregnated wear pads.

Fly options include a 28.5–51ft two-piece bi-fold lattice fly, stowable, offsetable to 2°, 20° and 40°; the maximum tip height is 165.5ft.

The TCC-550 can work at three different track widths: 15ft 2.37in fully extended, 13ft 6.11in intermediate, and 11ft 5.24in retracted. It has two travel speeds and can travel up to 2 miles per hour (3.2 kph). With a standard counterweight package of 25,000lbs (11,339.8kg), the TCC-550 transports in just one load while staying under 100,000lbs. On the trailer, the TCC-550 travels at a height of 9ft 10.55in and a width of 11ft 5.24in.

The manufacturer highlighted features that enhance safety and efficiency. “The Vision Package includes winch-view camera, rear-view camera and right-side swing camera, giving the operator great jobsite visibility during setup and lifting. Anchor points are located on the work platform of the TCC-550 for personal fall arrest equipment.”

The standard lighting package includes a high intensity LED 360° work light mounted on the house and one high intensity 360° LED light attached at the top of the boom base section. Both lights can be controlled remotely inside of the operator’s cabin.

The manufacturer said the new model will make its debut at its Crane Fest event. Production of the TCC-550 will begin soon, with shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.  


The new 65USt truck crane will replace the manufacturer’s 60USt HTC-8660 Series II. It comes with a new four-section 36.5ft – 115ft full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 125ft.

“The 65|HT boasts an all-new formed boom riding Link-Belt’s proven Teflon- impregnated wear pads, which means there’s no need to grease the boom – reducing the time and cost of upkeep,” said Link-Belt.       
Improved capacities over its predecessor are delivered through three optimised boom extend modes and an increase in maximum counterweight to 18,700lbs. Operator controls are available in either a dual or single axis configuration and have a fine metering feature for precise operation. The 65|HT features Link-Belt Pulse crane operating system and is equipped with an EPA 2021 certified Cummins L9 engine that provides 260 hp (194 kW) at 2000 RPM.
The Vision Package includes cameras for winch-view, right-side swing view, rear-view backup, and right-side turn. The optional lighting package includes a high-intensity LED work light mounted on the operator’s cab, two fixed LED lights and a remote-controlled articulating spotlight mounted on the boom base. A fully equipped 65|HT can reduce its transport weight to less than 65,000 lbs. (29,483kg) with all counterweight removed.