Link-Belt ATC-3210 All-Terrain Crane Tackles Arkansas Storm Water Drainage Project


A Link-Belt ATC-3210 all-terrain crane recently laid 900 feet of box culverts for a recreational facility in Rogers, Arkansas. (Photo courtesy of Link-Belt.)

A new 210-ton (185-metric-ton) Link-Belt ATC-3210 all-terrain crane laid a series of drainage culverts recently for a recreational facility in Rogers, Arkansas. The heavy, interlocking box culverts run 900 feet (274 meters) into a storm water basin.

Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc. of Springdale, Arkansas, bought the ATC-3210 late last year. The company has been performing mechanical, electrical, fabrication, HVAC, and other jobs since 1972.

The Operator’s Opinion

Multi-Craft operator Weston Glenn was in charge of aligning the 19,000-pound (8,618-kilogram) culverts in a trench 19 feet (5.8 meters) deep. “I love the machine,” he says. “It has great stability, and handles well riding down the road with its hydraulic suspension.”

Glenn extended the ATC-3210’s boom to 168 feet (51.2 meters) to lift the pieces at a radius of up to 70 feet (21 meters). The alignment of the first few box culverts in the sloped trench was crucial, but he says the Link-Belt gave him “more freedom with the controls.”

“The fine metering is an awesome feature,” Glenn says. “With fine metering in place, you barely push it or push it all the way, it is only going to go so slow or so fast.”


The Link-Belt ATC-3210 has a 210-ton lifting capacity and a maximum tip height of 326.7 feet. (Photo courtesy of Link-Belt.)

Crane Specs

The Link-Belt ATC-3210 has a six-section, pin-and-latch, formed boom that can extend from 44.3 to 200.1 feet (13.5 to 61 meters). Maximum tip height with optional lattice extensions is 327 feet (100 meters). Its manually and hydraulically offsettable fly options can be angled from 2 to 45 degrees.


Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc. of Springdale, Arkansas, bought the ATC-3210 late last year. (Photo courtesy of Link-Belt.)

Versatile Capability

In the past year, Multi-Craft has put the ATC-3210 to work with a three-piece offset fly on HVAC maintenance, boiler replacement, and cell tower jobs. The crane has been to Joplin, Missouri, with the aid of a boom dolly, and has even been rented out with 29 tons (26.3 metric tons) of counterweight.

“I did a load chart comparison with the same amount of counterweight and same amount of boom for the projects we encounter most, and Link-Belt out-charted the competition between 100- and 180-foot (30.4- and 54.8-meter) radii,” says Crane and Rigging Manager, Ed Clifton. “This ATC-3210 is in the ‘sweet spot’ for our projects. As a result, we can use less counterweight requiring fewer trucks. That’s a cost savings for us and the customer.”

Moreover, Clifton says, “We’ve had excellent service from Link-Belt and (dealer) Lyle Machinery. Even our older machines that date back to 2006—we have received parts within a day if quickly needed. Service is important to us. Having the part overnighted is an advantage while other competitive brands usually take several days to get parts. Link-Belt’s parts warehouse is pretty massive.”

Source: Link-Belt

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Posted On October 9, 2019
Category: Construction Equipment News
Tags : all terrain cranes link belt
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