New Addition to Heavy Equipment Fleet 

Telescopic Crawler Crane

Water Delivery of C.D. Smith Construction Crane | Custom Built Telescopic Crawler Crane Addition to Heavy Equipment Fleet


One-of-a-kind LINK-BELT Telescopic Crawler Crane

Construction cranes are typically transported and delivered on semis. But earlier this month, we documented one of the first instances of a C.D. Smith Construction crane being shipped by barge. In this case, the best way to get the right equipment on the jobsite was using the nearby waterway.

This particular Link-Belt telescopic crawler crane is one of a kind, specifically built for C.D. Smith. It's a 100-ton crane that typically transports in only four semi-loads, whereas our other 100-ton cranes need five. In under three hours from the time of delivery to the jobsite, we can have this crane put together and flying materials, setting forms, pouring concrete and setting up to 45,000-pound precasts (the equivalent of ~5 elephants) without requiring an assist crane. 

Telescopic Crawler Crane Custom Built & Delivered by Barge for C.D. Smith Construction Fleet Heavy Equipment Operators.

Construction cranes perform hundreds of lifts over the course of a commercial project, and this one will be used daily. One of the benefits of this particular telescopic crawler crane is that it can work with the tracks fully extended, in the middle or fully retracted for tight spots. Additionally, most heavy equipment operators with the proper training and experience running hydraulic boom machines are comfortable on construction cranes of this size. Our operators will be putting in many hours on this one! 

Date: Apr 20, 2021  | Author: Cory Schultz

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Learn more about another impressive first for C.D. Smith in February of 2021 with the addition of a 300-ton crane to our heavy equipment fleet!

C.D. Smith's 300-Ton Crane | Impressive New Addition to Construction and Heavy Equipment Fleet



Construction cranes are feats of structural engineering, and the Link-Belt 300-ton 348 Series 2 is a prime example with impressive stats. The maximum boom height is 430 feet - about 1.2 times the length of a football field. Its luffing jib can reach out up to go to the original blog post.

New 300-ton Construction Crane Added to C.D. Smith's Fleet with Full Project Schedule for Heavy Equipment Operators.

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