Cooper Steel of Shelbyville, Tennessee recently purchased a new 100|RT from Link-Belt Cranes distributor Atlantic & Southern for a new e-commerce logistics facility in Lexington, Kentucky. The exterior of the building is tilt-up precast concrete panels, which are tied into an internal framework of steel erected by Cooper Steel. The 150,000 sq. ft. (13 935 sq m) framework of steel trusses and piers was erected with a new Link-Belt 100-ton (90-mt) 100|RT rough terrain crane. The heaviest steel sections were 26,000 lb. (11 793 kg) trusses that form an exterior awning for parked vehicles waiting to be loaded.
“We built all of the inside steelwork first, then moved to the outside awning. We’ve already had this crane on a couple projects similar to this one and it moves in and out very easily,” said Cooper Steel Superintendent, Tracy Weems.