Link-Belt debuts its entirely new crane platform

The Link-belt 300|AT all-terrain crane leaves a building
The new Link-Belt Cranes 300|AT all-terrain crane.

To develop its new 300|AT all-terrain crane, Link-Belt Cranes combined voice of the customer data with engineering and manufacturing research. 

The result is an entirely new 300-ton crane platform that made its debut at ConExpo in Las Vegas. 

“We spoke extensively with our customer base and feel like we have delivered,” said Andrew Soper, product manager of telescopic trucks and all-terrain cranes. “They want a crane that travels down the road efficiently, goes together on a jobsite quickly, has a strong chart, and is reliable.” 

The 300|AT is a five axle all-terrain crane built with transportability in mind, meeting all North American transportation requirements. Its single engine platform is HVO fuel ready and EPA on-highway and CARB on-road compliant.

“This crane represents Link-Belt’s long-term AT investment, which goes back to 2009 with construction of our own formed boom bay and subsequent ATC-3275 introduction,” Soper said.

 Lifting ability

The 300|AT is well equipped with a seven section 13 to 72.5 metre pin and latch, greaseless formed boom and optional two-piece 12.8 to 21.6 metre on-board hydraulically offset fly as well as two 7.6 metre lattice extensions. The maximum attachment will achieve a tip height of 112 metres and an efficient modular counterweight configuration adds to the 300|AT’s versatility.

The maximum counterweight is 73,481 kg with four overflow truckloads. For improved mobility and efficiency for a variety of jobsite scenarios, the 300|AT can be set up with two overflow loads and 33,565 kg of counterweight.

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Another improvement to the 300|AT’s mobility is the option of transporting the 300|AT with its upper 3,628 kg counterweight tray and still stay below 72,574 kg gross vehicle weight.

The 2.4 metre heavy lift fly provides robust capacities and line separation for two load line operation in applications like precast wall panels. Time tested features such as greaseless sheaves and Teflon wear pads cut maintenance and service costs. Additional standard boom features include a wireless wind speed indicator, single-hand operation rope guard and three work lights on the boom base section. 

SmartFly from Link-Belt

The 300|AT also features SmartFly. Link-Belt’s intuitive SmartFly system ensures proper fly erection and stowage sequence while minimizing work at heights. 

A single 554 hp Cummins X15 diesel engine with ZF Traxon automated manual transmission powers the 300|AT. The transmission features improved shifting performance and offers integrated intarder braking with paddle shift controls for easy stop-and-go at highway speeds. As well, the 300|AT features a new power transmission system for efficiently powering of upper hydraulic functions. It offers a 24-volt electrical system with an optimized, modern CANBUS communications.    

In the cab

Customers will recognize the purpose-built two-person carrier cab from the 175|AT on the new 300-ton crane. The interior features amenities such as automatic climate control, Bluetooth radio, mobile phone charging and LED lighting. An air ride seat with lumbar support improves comfort while driving.  

The operator’s cab is tailored for all-terrain operations. Pulse 2.0 with its 25 cm touch display is at the heart of this crane with features and controls that are intuitive, adaptable and within arm’s reach. The view from the seat is unimpeded in any kind of weather with large sweeping wipers in the front and top, and strategically-placed vents for quick defrost.

Another new feature to Link-Belt’s all-terrain lineup is the improved flexibility of V-CALC, an infinitely variable outrigger positioning that allows for setup in tight jobsite conditions where outriggers require being unevenly extended. All capacities are printed in crane rating manual and automatic swing function kick-out works to maintain forward and backward stability.

Standard carrier features that operators are accustomed to include four points of access to the flat carrier deck, a comprehensive Site Vision camera package, and the premiere lighting package on the market for nighttime operations.

Other features of the 300|AT include:

  • Wireless rigging remote 
  • Tire pressure and temperature monitoring system
  • SmartStack counterweight detection system
  • Tie offs at all dedicated anchor points 
  • Flat carrier deck