Lexington, KY - January 27, 2017 - Link Belt Construction Equipment announces a base rating increase for its popular 100RT rough terrain with the introduction of the new 110RT. The new rating of 110 US tons and 100 metric tons, brings the base rating in line with its very successful, market leading sister product, the HTC-86110 telescopic truck crane. Both machines share many common components, including their 164 ft. (50m), 6-section main boom.

Link Belt introduced the 100RT at its CraneFest event back in September 2015. Development plans called for the upgrade of the base rating to 110 US tons before ConExpo. This upgrade was planned and targeted to coincide with the introduction of the all-new 75RT (75 US ton and 70 metric ton) rough terrain crane and highlights the company’s overall product line strategy in the rough terrain market. Models reflecting the new larger capacity will begin shipping immediately, as no physical changes to the machine were necessary, which will also allow 100RT units already working in the field to be upgraded with minimal requirements.

Long boom
The 110RT has a six-section pin and latch boom with a length of 164 ft. (50 m) and maximum tip height of 261.7 ft. (79.8 m). A three piece bi-fold, on-board fly with an integrated 10 ft. (3.0 m) section is available and can be manually offset. Operation could not be simpler with only four boom extend modes and the ability to telescope under load. The boom design incorporates Link-Belt’s standard Teflon wear pucks impregnated into the wear pad surfaces so the boom requires no grease.

Fly options
On board fly options include both two- and three-piece lattice bi-folds, 10-35-58 feet (3.0 – 10.6 – 17.6 m) long; the fly manually offsets to 2, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. An available 10-foot (3-m) heavy-lift fly – integral to one of the fly options – swings and pins into place and has over 24 tons (21.7 mt) of lifting capacity with one-load two-line lift procedures. Two 16 ft. (4.8 m) lattice extensions give the 110RT its maximum tip height of 261.7 ft. (79.8 m). Fly extensions on the 110RT are interchangeable with several existing Link-Belt RTC and HTC models.

Cab and storage
Dual and single axis controllers are both available on the 110RT, and for high-angle lifts the cab can tilt up to 20 degrees. Standard air conditioning, a sun shade screen, and a five-way-adjustable seat with headrest ensure a comfortable work environment. The operator’s cab features a large viewing window, minimizing blind spots with conveniently located controls and readouts, fine metering and Link-Belt Pulse.

Link-Belt Pulse is a Link-Belt designed, total crane operating system that utilizes an in-cab display as a readout and operator interface with on-board diagnostics including the rated capacity limiter, wireless wind speed, boom length and angle, radius of load and crane configuration just to name a few. There are three new lockable storage boxes: two storage boxes are integrated into the deck and one is located between carrier and front outrigger box.

Operator aids and access
The 110RT camera package enhances on-board site monitoring and includes cameras for viewing to the right side of the upper, the main and auxiliary winch, as well as one for backing up. Another unique safety feature includes LED viewing lights on all four outrigger beams.

As with all Link-Belt rough terrain cranes, six points of access to the carrier deck have been maintained on the 110RT despite required additional hardware for Tier 4f engine upgrades. Once on deck, routine checks on powertrain components and fluid levels are a snap with large swing-out doors and LED lighting that reveal the entire engine compartments. A centralized pressure check and grease bank located near the cab allows an operator to monitor multiple pressure and fluid workings from one centralized location. Foldable access ladders and upper guardrails provide reinforced safety boundaries.

Transport at under 100,000 lbs
The 110RT will transport with base unit fully equipped minus modular counterweights at 93,516 lbs. (42 418.1 kg). The 110RT has an overall height of 12’ 10” (3.91 m) and can be driven right off a conventional lowboy trailer, assemble counterweight and be ready to go to work!