Crane Services Adds National NBT55 Boom Truck to Fleet | Construction News


Crane Services, Appleton, Wis., has added a second National Crane NBT55 boom truck to its fleet.

The 55-ton-capacity boom truck is the seventh National Crane owned by Crane Services.

Rick Mueller, president of Crane Services, said the NBT55’s “very smooth controls and rock-solid operation” were factors in the company’s decision to purchase it.

“The NBT55 is extremely stable during use throughout its entire load chart,” said Mueller. “It delivers great capacities like a truck crane, but it also has the comfort and highway speed of a commercial truck when out on the road.”

According to Mueller, Crane Services has owned truck cranes in the past that had a “rough highway feel,” but its National Crane models perform smoothly during travel. The company also has an NBT40 in its fleet.

The company’s newest NBT55, which has a 128-ft. boom and 26- to 45-ft. telescoping offsettable jib, will work throughout Wisconsin, primarily on residential and commercial projects such as steel erection and HVAC installation.

Crane Services bought the NBT55 from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Milwaukee, Wis., a division of the ALL Family of Companies.

Caption: From left are Rick Mueller, president of Crane Services, Justin Pilgrim, global product director for boom trucks and carry-deck cranes at Manitowoc, and Leroy Kane, sales specialist at Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental.