Boom trucks: New from National Crane / Manitowoc Cranes is the NBT40-1 Series of boom trucks that are available with an aerial lift configuration. When equipped with this aerial package, this series of three new models—the NBT36-1, the NBT40-1 and the NBT45-1—is aimed at the utility market and will enable companies to perform both crane lifting and aerial lift projects more efficiently with just one machine. For the core crane markets, this updated series of cranes will continue to provide the performance customers expect from National Crane.
Fully compliant with both ANSI/SAIA A92.2 aerial lift and ASME B30.5 mobile crane industry standards as well as OSHA standards, the NBT40-1 Series will result in higher utilization and less setup time for National Crane owners, which will increase both efficiency and return on investment for many companies. Manitowoc will also offer a comprehensive aerial lift “Train the Trainer” training program at its facilities to ensure their dealer network and end customers are aware of their responsibilities regarding the safe operation, inspection and maintenance of their equipment in order to maximize their investment.
The new dual-rated NBT40-1 Series will be especially useful for the utility sector, where energy work on de-energized power lines and new transmission infrastructure construction often require the use of both a crane and an aerial lift. The tree care, signage and millwright industries, among others, will also find these new National Crane models ideal for their projects. All three models feature the option of a two-person, 544 kg (1,200 lb) maximum capacity, quick-attach yoke platform with wireless radio remote control.
Justin Pilgrim, global product director for boom trucks and carrydeck cranes at Manitowoc, said, “The new NBT40-1 Series will immediately improve fleet utilization for many companies and provide more versatility for their investments. With these new models, customers will gain the benefits of having both a boom truck and aerial platform in just one package, potentially cutting their need for two or more machines down to one. The dual-rated NBT40-1 Series offers the best of both worlds with straightforward setup, clear steps to reconfigure as an aerial lift, and simpler, smarter operation when in use, thanks to features such as operator feedback of operating height and reach; automated function slowdowns when nearing outer edges of working envelope; wind speed; an emergency lowering system in the event of an engine failure; and many other utility-focused options.”
The NBT40-1 Series has a number of features and capabilities aimed at increasing efficiency and maximizing utilization for companies. The cranes leverage the field-proven heritage of the NBT40 Series, such as simple, smooth operation and class-leading boom lengths, but also provide several other enhancements.