Link-Belt Cranes announced the unveiling of the new 65|HT, a 65-ton (55-mt) capacity truck crane to replace its HTC-8660 Series II. The 65|HT comes with a new four-section 11.2 – 35m full-power boom that reaches a maximum tip height of 38.1m. 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.
The 65|HT features the next generation of emission standards with an EPA 2021 certified Cummins L9 engine that provides 194kW at 2000 RPM. Improved capacities over its predecessor are delivered through three optimized boom extend modes and an increase in maximum counterweight to 8,482kg. 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, 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, wind speed, boom length and angle, radius of load, and crane configuration.
Durable textured and slip-resistant paint on all walking surfaces improves durability and footing. The Vision Package includes cameras for winch-view, right-side swing view, rearview backup, and right-side turn, giving the operator great jobsite visibility during travel, setup, and lifting. 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 29,483 kg with all counterweights removed.