Lexington, KY – Link-Belt Cranes has announced production of a new 55-ton (45-mt) TCC-550 will begin soon, with shipments set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The TCC-550 follows a long line of product improvements and introductions in Link-Belt Cranes’ telescopic crawler crane family. The predecessors to the TCC-550, the TCC-500 and the TCC-450, were some of the very first telescopic crawler models to be introduced worldwide in 2006.
The TCC-550 features a full-power 36.5 to 115 ft. (11 – 35 m) four-section boom with two boom extend modes (EM1 and EM2) and an impressive chart. The entire boom is greaseless and includes Link-Belt’s proven Teflon-impregnated wear pads for easy maintenance. Fly options include a 28.5 – 51 ft. (8.7 – 15.6 m) two-piece bi-fold lattice fly, stowable, offsetable to 2, 20 and 40 degrees; maximum tip height is 165.5 ft (50.44 m).
Durable textured and slip-resistant paint on all walking surfaces is new and improves footing. The Vision Package includes a 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-degree work light mounted on the house and one high-intensity 360-degree LED light attached at the top of the boom base section. Both lights can be controlled remotely inside of the operator’s cabin.
The TCC-550 can work at three different track widths: 15 ft 2.37 in (4.63m) fully extended, 13 ft 6.11 in (4.12 m) intermediate, and 11 ft 5.24 in (3.49m) retracted. It has two travel speeds and can travel up to 2 miles per hour (3.2 kph) to spend less time traveling and more time lifting. Of course, being a Link-Belt, the TCC-550 moves quickly and easily on or off the job site. With a standard counterweight package of 25,000 lbs (11 339.8 kg), the TCC-550 transports in just one load while staying under 100,000 lbs (45 359.2 kg). On the trailer, the TCC-550 travels at a height of 9 ft 10.55 in (3.01 m) and a width of 11 ft 5.24 in (3.49 m).