LineWise and National Crane partner for power line work

two National Crane modesl equipped with lineWise line lifers
The national Crane NBT60XL and the LineWise TLL-2000-Series 3 Triple Line Lifter combine to expand the work scope of electric utility contractors.

National Crane has combined its largest capacity boom truck, the NBT60XL, with LineWise’s TLL-2000-Series 3 Triple Line Lifter, capable of handling 230kV power lines.

The Triple Line Lifter 2000 Series 3 is an insulated crane attachment used to support up to three energized lines. Constructed of high-strength steel, the maximum capacity for the TLL-2000 is 2,000 lbs (907 kg) per phase, or 6,000 lbs (2,722 kg) overall.

The 60-USt National Crane boom truck and attachment allow utility contractors to perform repairs or maintenance to live transmission wires without disrupting power, thus avoiding substantial downtime and lost productivity to end energy users.

NBT60XL’s agile roading and impressive load charts allow it to control the attachment from ground level installation to maximum height. Also, the TLL-2000 unit can hydraulically articulate from a horizontal to a vertical configuration, and the spacing between insulators can be adjusted from 12 ft (3.7 m) to 24 ft (10.4 m) to capture the outer conductors with a handheld radio remote control.

“National Crane and LineWise are superior leaders in their fields, and recent validation testing with the TLL-2000 triple line lifter and our 60-ton boom truck showcased the duo’s capabilities. We look forward to seeing the products at work with our end customers,” says Mike Heinrich, vice president of sales for National Crane.

Quick to mobilize

A specifically designed boom tip adapter, hydraulic power unit (HPU) and transportation skid are standard with every TLL-2000. The separate ground-level hydraulic power unit powers the TLL-2000 and insulated hoses run from the power unit to the line lifter. The TLL can be powered by the boom truck’s hydraulics if preferred. With either option, the end-user achieves more reliable, responsive control.

The transport skid—with dedicated slots for the triple line lifter, wire holders, insulators and pins—fits compactly on a flatbed or low-boy trailer.

Unique to the National Crane NBT60XL, the LineWise attachment can be installed directly from ground level in less than one hour without needing supplemental lifting equipment, saving additional costs and time. See the efficient installation process in this video.

The TLL-2000 unit can hydraulically articulate from a horizontal to a vertical configuration, and the spacing between insulators can be adjusted from 12 ft to 24 ft. Each unit comes with a hydraulic power unit and transport skid.

Powerful partnerships

The TLL-2000 and TLL-1300 can be ordered in the United States and Canada through LineWise or their distribution network. To maximize the utilization of the crane and attachment, National Crane application engineers assist each customer in developing boom truck design options and configurations. Once delivered, LineWise field service managers provide onsite training.

LIneWise compatibility

Twenty National Crane model variations are compatible with Triple Line Lifter attachments. The total utility offer from National Crane also includes personnel platforms, radio remote controls for crane functions and boom-mounted hose reels. Additionally, through Manitowoc Lift Solutions, the company offers the ability to request factory-fit boom-mounted augers, pole grabs, or any other custom-application needs.