First Link-Belt 70 tonne crawler sold in UK

By Euan Youdale18 May 2009

Left to right: Rod Abbott, NRC Plant managing director; Mark and Alexandra Jones, Jones Crawler Cran

Left to right: Rod Abbott, NRC Plant managing director; Mark and Alexandra Jones, Jones Crawler Cranes Ltd.; Bill Stramer, Link-Belt vice president, marketing, sales and customer support

UK rental company Jones Crawler Cranes, based in Dorset, purchased the first Link-Belt 75 US ton (70 tonne) TCC-750 telescopic crawler crane this month (May 2009).

The TCC-750 made its European debut at UK construction exhibition SED. Rod Abbott, managing director of UK distributor for Link-Belt cranes, NRC Plant, said the telecrawler received very strong interest throughout the show. "We sold the 70 tonne Link-Belt crawler crane to Mark Jones of Jones Crawler Cranes straight off the stand on Wednesday [13 May]."

The TCC-750 has a sealed lower and hydraulically retractable side frames for easier transport and flexibility on site. The full power boom gives a maximum tip height of 121 feet (38.88 m). Link-Belt added that this first model should be in service late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter 2009, following final testing.

For more details on this crane see: Link-Belt's new TCC-750 tele crawler

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