(Click to enlarge image) The KTC 1200 Tie Handling Crane is a heavy duty crane used for moving ties/sleepers of up to 1200 lbs. (544 kg) at a radius of 24 ft. (7.32 m) from the track center. The all welded, reinforced construction of the upper deck and mainframe withstands loading, and provides long life to the equipment. Its powerful arm rotates 360 degrees and can be outfitted with a tie or basket grapple. The minimal tail swing reduces the possibility of fouling the adjacent track, improving the efficiency of the tie gang.