New IMT loader crane
By Laura Hatton31 October 2014
Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, has launched a new 32 tonne-metre articulating loader crane.
The 32/222 is designed for high working speed and precision control, the manufacturer said. It has a lifting capacity of 6.8 tonnes at a working radius of 4.5 metres. It has a reach of 21.2 m with eight hydraulic extensions. Additional features include a dual-power plus link-arm system and 15-degree over bending for better flexibility when travelling through narrow passages and under overhead obstructions. The model is also fitted with radio remote control and a rated capacity limiter (RCL) as standard. The 5300 RCL system is used to monitor load moment, operation and function.
John Field, IMT product manager of material handling, said, “At IMT, we’re committed to helping our customers become more productive and, as a result, more profitable. The 32 tonne-metre crane offers the performance to make loading and unloading materials more efficient. Operators can move and haul more materials with this crane, which has a positive impact on the bottom line.”
At the designstage factors such as lift-to-weight ratio and mounting space were considered. As a result, the new model uses ultra-high tensile steel and the mounting space of the crane has been minimised, the manufacturer said.