FMC Introduces Two New Crawler Cranes And Heavy Lift Attachments

FMC Corporation's Construction Equipment Group recently introduced two new Link-Belt" lattice boom crawler cranes, the LS-818 and LS-1018, and also unveiled an innovative design in heavy lift attachments.

Termed the LS*-918HL, the heavy lift attachment for the existing LS-918 crawler crane increases its lift capacity from 400 tons to 700 tons. This new design also permits the 700-ton crane and attachment to travel from one location to another on the job site in an average time of five hours.

One of the new cranes, the 500- ton LS-1018, is the largest Link- Belt Crane ever built. It complements the existing 400-ton LS-918, which formerly was available only as a conventional lift crane or as a tower crane. Both of these models will utilize the breakthrough design in heavy lift attachments, increasing the capacity of either unit to 700 tons with the 160-foot boom at 80-foot radius.

The 300-ton LS-818 fills the rung above the existing 250-ton LS-718, the first in the Link-Belt large crane line that was introduced in 1976. Conventional heavy lift attachments for the LS-718 and LS- 818 increase the capacity of either to 360 tons with basic 140-foot boom at 50-foot radius.

All four cranes are now available with conventional boom, tower, and heavy lift configurations— for a total of 12 models— rounding out the Link-Belt large crane line.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 82,  Apr 1984

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