Newly formed Chief Marine Group of Islamorada, Florida, has taken delivery of a 80 tonne Link-Belt RTC-8090 Rough Terrain crane from local distributor Select Crane Sales.
The RTC-8090 features a 42.7 metre pin and latch main boom plus a 10.7 to 17.7 bi-fold swingaway extension - offsetable by two, 15, 30 and 45 degrees - to offer a tip height of 63.6 metres. Two additional 4.9 metre lattice inserts take the maximum tip height to 72.5 metres. Features include four link rear suspension, four mode steering and the company’s next generation operator cab with improved visibility and ergonomics.
The crane will be used by Chief Marine to help redevelop Smuggler’s Cove Marina which it acquired in March. It will also be used to lift boats in and out of the water once the new marina facility is completed.
Select Crane president Jason Mackenzie, said: “As an avid boater I look forward to the revitalisation project Chief Marine Group is working on in Islamorada. In speaking with them it is clear they are experts in their field and share the same passion for their work as the team at Select Crane Sales. We look forward to doing business in the future and can’t wait to visit the facility after completion.”