Manitowoc to Introduce New Grove, National Cranes at ICUEE

Manitowoc Cranes, Manitowoc, Wis., will introduce new cranes from its Grove and National Crane product lines at ICUEE, Oct. 6-8 in Louisville, Ky. The first of the new cranes is the National Crane NBT50 series boom truck, which is the largest capacity crane to date from National. The 55-ton capacity boom truck boasts fully integrated machine control and LMI, which is a first for the boom truck market. This system allows for more operator flexibility and easier maintenance troubleshooting.

Also new on this model are electric-over-hydraulic controls. These allow users to have more precise control when lifting loads and enable easy tuning of controls to accommodate operator preferences. The National Crane NBT 50 series is equipped with the new Manitowoc standard cab, which is now being installed on a number of National Crane, Grove and Manitowoc cranes. This cab not only provides improved visibility and ergonomics, but also allows an easier transition for operators from crane to crane if they are operating several Manitowoc brands within a fleet.

The new boom truck features two-stage, 24-foot span H-style outriggers with rated load charts at three positions: retracted, mid-span and full. New on this model are outrigger position sensors that alert operators when the outriggers are not in the correct position. National Crane will be offering 102-foot and 129-foot boom options. In addition, a 25-foot to 45-foot telescoping boom extension will also be available for additional reach and tip height. A 31-foot offsetable boom extension is available as an option with the 102-foot boom option.

The second new crane from Manitowoc is the Grove YB7725, a 25-ton capacity industrial crane. It features a 70-foot, four-section boom with a 17 foot offsettable swingaway extension. It also has a four-position pivoting boom head for low head room clearance. The new crane has beam jack style outriggers that can be extended or retracted at the same time. For improved maintenance on the new industrial crane, ORFS hydraulic fittings are used.

A number of features enhance operator comfort and ease operation. The upper section of the door swings out to allow for more room in the cab. For easier operation, a tilt steering wheel has been added along with new smoother operating joysticks. The dash has also been redesigned. The Grove YB7725 has standard four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer as well as crab steer with electronic self-alignment. The 25-ton crane will also be available in the Shuttlelift product line.

Manitowoc can be found at Booth N2016 at ICUEE.