Users around the world agree the Link-Belt LS98l is one of the most versatile and durable cranes ever built. Regardless of how it is rigged, be it lift crane, dragline, clamshell, log loader, scrap handler, pile driver, demolition, hoe, or shovel, the LS-98 excels in all in forms. A Waukesha gas engine rated at 109 net hp was the standard power plant and optional diesel engines were available from all the major makers upon request. Production of the LS98 began in 1954 and continued for over 42 years with over 7,000 units being shipped globally making it one of the most successful construction equipment machines ever manufactured.
When rigged for crane work, and fitted with the proper counterweights, it had a lifting capacity of 31,000 lbs with a 60 foot boom.
Our crane version of the LS98 includes Individually linked and movable tracks, 360 degree cab rotation, three working drums, sliding cab door, catwalk, and ladder to access top of house – all in brass and all at exact 1:48 scale. Other noted features include 60 feet of boom (15” in scale) with a revolving fairlead and a “Tag-Master” installed. Each model includes a load block, a functioning clamshell bucket and a dragline bucket so that the model can be configured as desired. The model is painted and marked in authentic Link-Belt colors and graphics.
Each model is individually serial numbered and comes with a signed registration certificate to ensure its authenticity as a Classic Construction Model.