Crane Carrier Company unveiled its newest Signature Chassis, the Low Narrow Tilt (LNT), March 4 during NTEA’s The Work Tuck Show in Indianapolis. “The LNT design is driven by customer and industry demand for a safer work truck chassis in multi-stop, last mile and metro area operations where the driver/operator climbs in and out of the cab hundreds of times per day," said Mark Hampshire, senior vice president, sales and marketing, during the press conference.
With its 82-inch cab width, the LNT heavy‐duty work truck chassis is a full 12 inches narrower than the company’s longtime bestseller, the Low Entry Tilt 2 (LET2). Despite its slimmed-down footprint, the LNT supports a three‐man work crew and maintains Crane Carrier’s low 18-inch step-in height on both sides of the cab.
“The LNT was specifically engineered for Class 7 and Class 8 vocational work trucks required to navigate narrow spaces, like tight alleyways, side streets and winding corridors, as part of their daily duties,” Hampshire added. “And it can maneuver these narrow routes carrying a three‐man crew – all comfortably facing forward with seatbelts.”
Like the rest of CCC’s lineup, the LNT features an all-steel, American-produced, fabricated severe‐service cab shell for increased durability, as well as cast steel, tubular crossmembers to provide consistent strength fore and aft, and side‐to‐side.
The LNT’s initial GVW ranges from 26,000 to 35,000 single axle, with tandem axle and single axle city tractor models to follow.
Powered by the Cummins B6.7 engine in both diesel and CNG, the chassis features left hand, right hand or dual steering configurations, a flat floor, pass-through cab design, and EMP electric fans.
“The LNT fills a long‐standing need for a narrow width low-entry truck that can safely and successfully traverse the tight streets of complex city environments,” Hampshire explained. “The LNT’s inherent maneuverability, coupled with CCC’s low entry cab design, positions the chassis as an ideal fit for a multitude of work truck applications, including refuse collection, beverage, multi‐stop and last mile distribution, street sweeping, utilities, and more,” he said.
CCC is now taking pre‐orders for the LNT and expects full production of the chassis to begin this fall.