The first Link-Belt cranes have been delivered to South African state-owned armaments procurement agency, Armscor, for use at the Simon’s Town dockyard in the Western Cape, by 600SA, a division of the EIE Group.
The two Link-Belt RTC-8065 Series II mobile rough terrain cranes will be utilised for shifting and lifting at the dockyard. Included with the cranes is a service agreement for the lifespan of the machines.
These cranes feature a nominal capacity of 60mt, an 11.6 to 35.0m telescopic greaseless boom (no grease required), along with an offsettable bi-folding fly offering four offset positions 2°, 15°, 30°, and 45° providing a tip height of 64.5m.
The crane’s flat deck design with integrated steps and handholds, significantly improves operator safety. A next generation ergonomically-designed operator cab provides for superior visibility, comfort, and ease of operation. Large swing out engine hood doors have been designed for the ease of access and serviceability of the engine.
Link-Belt’s 4-Link suspension on the rear axle produces an optimum ride compared with other rough terrain cranes. The 4-mode steering controlled from the steering wheel, improves handling, manoeuvrability and improves turning radius.
600SA is the distributor of Link-Belt Cranes offering a wide range of cranes to include rough terrain cranes, hydraulic truck cranes, telescopic crawler cranes and lattice boom cranes and all-terrain cranes to fulfill the needs of their customers in South Africa and 12 other countries across Africa.
EIE Group, www.600SA.co.za