Crane Services adds NBT55 boom truck to boost its fleet
left to right) Rick Mueller, president of Crane Services, Justin Pilgrim, global
product director for boom trucks & carry deck cranes at Manitowoc, and Leroy Kane, sales
specialist at Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental.
Crane Services just took delivery of its
second National Crane NBT55 unit during a visit to Manitowoc’s facilities in
Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. The 55 t boom truck is the seventh National Crane
owned by the Appleton, Wisconsin-based company, and it will help increase its
ability to quickly deliver lifting services.
Rick Mueller, president of Crane Services,
said the NBT55’s “very smooth controls and rock-solid operation” were factors
in the company’s decision to purchase another boom truck.
“The NBT55 is extremely stable during use
throughout its entire load chart,” he said. “It delivers great capacities like
a truck crane, but it also has the comfort and highway speed of a commercial
truck when out on the road.”
According to Mueller, Crane Services has
owned truck cranes in the past that had a “rough highway feel,” but its
National Crane models perform smoothly during travel. The company also uses an
NBT40 among its National Crane fleet.
The company’s newest NBT55, which has a
128 ft boom and will also come with a 26 ft to 45 ft telescoping offsettable
jib, will primarily work on residential and commercial projects throughout
Wisconsin, such as steel erection and the installation of HVAC units.
Crane Services bought the NBT55 from Milwaukee,
Wisconsin-based Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a division of the ALL Family
of Companies group.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services. In 2016, Manitowoc’s revenues totaled $1.6 billion, with over half of these revenues generated outside the United States.