Demand continues to grow for the Link-Belt RTC-8080 Series II, with over 30 RTC-8080 Series II cranes ordered since Link-Belt’s CraneFest. Prior to Cranefest, ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp. finalized purchase of a dozen RTC-8080 Series II cranes for their rental fleet. This brings the order total to over 40 cranes in the new 80-ton (80 mt) rough terrain’s short, four month existence.
“Field trials of the RTC-8080 Series II will begin in early 2013 and our first shipments of the machine will go out during spring of 2013,” said Rick Curnutte, Product Manager, Telescopic Cranes.
The new RTC-8080 Series II hits the mark between the RTC-8065 Series II and RTC-8090 Series II. It has all of the cutting edge features that customers and operators alike have come to expect in the Series II line, such as the flat deck, easy access, and the Link-Belt Pulse total crane operating system. Platform guardrails, a three-piece bi-fold fly, and the 270 horsepower (201kW) Cummins QSB 6.7L with a Tier 4i/Stage IIIB emission compliant engine contribute to making the RTC-8080 Series II a great addition to the best fleet of rough terrain cranes in North America.
Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company, with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, is a leader in the design and manufacture of telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide.