Manitowoc Cranes will showcase three cranes ideal for utilities applications at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE). The company will highlight the Grove GHC30 telescoping crawler crane, National Crane NTC55L boom truck, and National Crane NBT30H-2 TM boom truck.
The Grove GHC30 is one of Manitowoc’s most popular models in its line of Grove telescoping crawler cranes. With its full-power, three-section 83 ft telescoping boom, operators can easily handle a variety of lifts at various radii, and because of its use of crawler tracks to maneuver, users don’t have to set outriggers for lifts, saving time on the job site.
The National Crane NTC55L features a 151-foot boom. The truck crane “replacement” can maneuver into the tight working quarters typically reserved for a truck crane, but it has the added roadability of a boom truck that in many cases can increase efficiency and versatility for utility workers. In addition to the utility sector, the NTC55L is ideal for a wide variety of applications, such as commercial construction, steel erection, or HVAC installation. The key to the NTC55L’s versatility is its ability to set up with a reduced 20-foot outrigger span typically seen in truck crane applications. This combination provides the best of both worlds, with a smooth and solid truck crane-like operation while maintaining the comfort and flexibility that mounting on commercial chassis allows. Furthermore, the NTC55L boasts standard features, such as hoist and rear-facing cameras for increased job site visibility, and a wireless windspeed indicator integrated into the crane cab display.
The National Crane NBT30H-2 TM will also be at Manitowoc’s booth. It is one of the latest in a long line of boom trucks from National Crane. The 30 USt boom truck has a 69 ft boom and is designed for use on a short wheelbase “tractor” style chassis. This boom truck configuration allows for hauling a trailer to and from the job site for delivering various materials to be used in utility applications. Additionally, the NBT30H-2 TM is viable for everyday taxi crane service due to the Federal Bridge Law compliant chassis configuration.
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