The TCC-1400 Link Belt telescopic crawler crane came in handy when attempting to maneuver the city streets in downtown Dallas while adhering to strict government restrictions. The 140-ton crane was able to easily place the last slabs of the project in a 23-foot lane thanks to its 16.5-foot turning radius.

Derr and Isbell Construction LLC. of Euless, Texas, known for lifting structural steel and precast, was selected to work on The Stack, a 16-story project in Deep Ellum that will place more than 250 prefabricated panels on top of the new building. Most of the panels were 20 feet high and 15 feet wide and placed up to 30 feet above the ground.

“Turning the large panels from the street went smoothly,” said TCC 1400 operator David Walker.

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  • The mixed-use development was a total of 474,000 square meters.
  • The link belt crane was rented from HOLT Equipment of Irving, Texas.
  • The tallest and heaviest precast concrete weighed up to 38,600 pounds.
  • The TCC-1400 used its 10 foot fly for two winch rope picks to rotate the plates for placement.
  • Two rows of rolling blocks, fitted with adequate chokers, lifted the plates from the trucks.
  • Two more sets of four-point roller blocks attached to the top turned the plates upright.

All information provided by Link Belt Cranes and edited by Chantal Zimmermann.