Link-Belt HC-268 Truck Crane


Closed Edition


  • Opening door to detailed operators cab
  • Real rubber tires
  • Working support jacks
  • Functional crane
  • Accurate Link-Belt paint and markings


This scale model was individually hand-built and painted in the traditional Link-Belt red, white, and black color scheme.  The 1:48 scale allowed the inclusion of a host of fine details and features, such as a hand built segmented tubular lattice boom, working drums, functional load block, opening doors, 360-degree rotating house, rolling wheels and rubber tires.  Featured details on this model included individual wiper blades, mirrors, lights, chromed exhaust stacks, handrails and finished interiors in the cabs.  Rubber tires mounted on detailed wheels, proper rigging and correct markings add to the authenticity of this model.

Those who ordered the Link-Belt HC-268 also had the option of purchasing single or double boom section inserts to extend the boom an additional 7.5 or 15 inches respectively. Customers could also request to have their model painted in one of four alternate paint schemes.

With its 250 ton lifting capacity and the ability to “creep slower on the job site and travel faster on the highway” the Link-Belt HC-268 lattice boom truck crane set a new standard for self-erecting, carrier mounted, heavy lift cranes.  When properly counterweighted and rigged, boom lengths of up to 330’ were possible.  Power to move the 214,685 pound, six-axle carrier on the ground came from a 444 HP Cummins NTC-444 while the upper had a 310 HP Cummins NT855-C310 providing power to the crane functions.  A unique, self-storing hydraulic lift-off system allowed decking the crane without additional crane assistance.  Major components could be installed and removed by using the live mast on the crane.

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Production Run

Limited to 500 pieces

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