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National Crane helps keep the Mexican Army flying

8/27/2013 Guadalajara, Mexico

The Mexican Army recently purchased its first National Crane boom truck to help maintain its fleet of tanks and aircraft and to assist in emergency response work, including storm-related damage. The choice: a 36.3 t (40 USt) NBT40.

Purchased in August 2012, the NBT40 has already completed various projects. Its most recent job was to help repair a damaged airplane. Among several lifts, the crane removed a 15 t (16 USt) engine from the aircraft at a height of 10 m (32.8 ft).

Guadalajara, Mexico-based TRACSA Group, an official Grove and National Crane dealer for the past four years, worked with the Mexican Army to select a crane that best fit it needs. Juan Mejia, crane manager at TRACSA, explained that the NBT40 was a smart purchase for the army because of the crane’s operating abilities and quality construction.

“The army chose this crane because it offers more impressive load charts than its competitors and is made from higher-quality materials,” Mejia said. “Specifically, the comfortable cab and stronger boom and hoist were major selling points.”

The National Crane NBT40 features state-of-the-art control valves, a full-color graphical LMI display, and a deluxe operator’s cab built for ergonomic comfort. It comes with a .86 t (0.95 USt) tailswing counterweight and is available with three optional boom lengths: 31.4 m, 38.7 m or 43.3 m (103 ft, 127 ft or 142 ft).

SITSA, a division of TRACSA, headquartered in Mexico City, supplied the NBT40 to the army. SITSA has been a Grove and National Crane dealer for four years.

TRACSA, SITSA’s parent company, was founded in 1974. Working as a distributor for the construction, agricultural and mining sectors, TRACSA Group offers sales solutions and machinery rental, as well as Manitowoc Crane Care parts and service support.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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