Manitowoc will display three of its strongest new offerings for the utilities market at The Utility Expo this year. At their booth, attendees will be able to explore the National Crane NBT60XL boom truck, the NBT45-2 45-ton compact and the Grove GHC110 telescoping crawler crane that launched in July.
This year’s Utility Expo will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center from September 28-30. The event will cover more than 30 acres, and Manitowoc will occupy outdoor booth number E843.
“We’re proud to have earned the trust and confidence of hundreds of utility customers over the years,” said Michael Heinrich, vice president of sales for boom truck cranes at Manitowoc.
“For over 50 years, our boom trucks have led the way with flexible setup, class-leading features and comfort for operators. This is thanks to direct feedback from our customers that’s incorporated into our engineering processes.”
On display at the company’s booth will be the new NBT45-2 boom truck, one of two models in the NBT40-2 Series. This crane is also offered in a 40-ton version. Both the 40 and 45-ton configurations offer 127-foot and 142-foot, five-section boom options with load charts boasting double digit percentage increases over their predecessors, with no change in gross vehicle weight (GVW).
The NBT40-2 Series is ideal for work in utility sectors, due to its versatile boom lengths and excellence in close charts or capacity at reach. The tree service industry will find the crane suitable for its rugged design and when needing 200 ft plus of platform height.
The NBT60XL and NBT40-2 Series can be factory-fitted with the NTC performance package that includes four (100, 75, 50 and 0-percent span) position outriggers, wireless wind-speed indicator, two-camera system, and wireless outrigger controls.
Show visitors will also have a chance to check out the National Crane NBT60XL boom truck at Manitowoc’s booth for the first time since its launch in late 2020. This versatile crane is particularly well-suited for the utility sector, boasting a 151-foot main boom with class-leading load charts and practical transportability.
“The NBT60XL is taking on all competitors in the 60 USt market,” Heinrich said.
“This machine features the best combination of boom length and load chart capacity and its short wheelbase, just under 45 ft, makes for convenient and less-costly roading.”
The NBT60XL features 16,000 lbs of hydraulically removable truck crane-style counterweights. The tray-less design allows for the counterweight slabs to be stacked in any order quickly and efficiently. The NBT60XL also comes standard with a host of operator-centric features, such as the deluxe tilting cab (up to 20°) with heated seat and a Bluetooth/AM/FM radio and speakers.