This new model is an ideal crane for the tree care industry that offers versatility and roadability, as well as an option to have the longest boom in its weight class.
Visitors to National Crane's booth at TCI Expo 2015 viewed the all-new NBT30H-2 boom truck. This new model is an ideal crane for the tree care industry that offers versatility and roadability, as well as an option to have the longest boom in its weight class, according to the company.
The event was held in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 12 to 14, 2015. Several thousand tree care professionals met at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the annual conference.
This year marked National Crane's fifth year exhibiting at the show. Fittingly, the NBT30H-2, showcases the newest and most cutting-edge boom truck technologies to an industry well-poised to take advantage of the increased efficiency and versatility it offers, according to the company.
Justin Pilgrim, global product director for boom trucks and carry deck cranes, said the company was eager to showcase the new boom truck at the expo as it could enhance the return on investment for many companies in the industry.
“TCI Expo is a great annual event that gives us a prime opportunity to meet with tree care professionals face-to-face and hear first-hand about their unique crane needs,” he said. “In the past, we've shown some of our most popular large boom truck models such as the popular NBT40 Series, but this year [we brought] the new NBT30H-2 because we believe it can help many companies bolster their bottom lines.”
The NBT30H-2 has a 30-ton (27.21 t) capacity and comes with either a 100 ft. (30.48 m) or 110 ft. (33.53 m) four-section boom. Dual-H style outriggers allow full, mid and retracted span capabilities, making the crane versatile for a variety of tree care applications, according to the company. It has an efficient load-sensing hydraulic system, a fully integrated rated capacity limiter (RCL) and electrical system with a graphical color display. The dual-side operator stations provide mechanical control levers, with information at operators' fingertips, such as truck engine information, start/stop switches and two-speed hoist selection.
“This new National Crane boom truck is designed to be flexible and efficient, two characteristics needed to thrive in the tree care industry,” Pilgrim explained. “From multiple boom lengths and mounting configurations to options such as baskets and radio remotes, customers will be able to get on and off the job site quickly, with a limited amount of set up and preparation. Add to that boom length and this crane is sure to improve our customers' ROI.”
TCI Expo is growing every year. In previous years, nearly 3,000 attendees and some 200 exhibitors attended the growing event. The use of the boom trucks has steadily grown in the tree care industry over the last decade. With large lifting capacities and truck-size chassis, they are maneuverable both on the job site and from job-to-job.
Stephenson Equipment owns the NBT30H-2 that was displayed at TCI Expo. This Manitowoc Cranes dealer has been providing sales and rentals of construction equipment, paving equipment and cranes since 1957. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., the company serves customers from six locations across Pennsylvania and New York. Stephenson Equipment is an official dealer of Manitowoc, Grove, National Crane boom trucks and Potain tower cranes.
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