Surprise crawler from Link-Belt

By Alex Dahm08 May 2008

New from Link-Belt is the 550 US ton (500 tonne) capacity model 548 lattice boom crawler crane.

The surprise launch was made on 11 March in Las Vegas, US, where the new crane was unveiled at the ConExpo construction equipment exhibition.

Preliminary specifications put the 548's heavy-duty boom at 79 to 275 feet (24 to 84 m) long and the long boom at 138 to 354 feet (42 to 108 m). Luffer testing will soon be underway and a heavy lift attachment, for greater capacity, will follow later. • For more see the ConExpo review feature on p15.

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