Boom truck basket reaches heights of 215 feet

National Crane delivers five NBT45 two-man steel baskets.

Kansas City, Mo., September 27, 2010—With an approximate 215-foot, two-man basket working height, five National Crane NBT45’s have been installed and delivered to various electric utility contractors throughout the U.S. by Custom Truck and Equipment (CTE).

This complete unit is designed to handle virtually any rugged, off-road condition, and reach higher than any other boom truck model in the industry. As vice president for the National Crane Dealer Council, and president and CEO of Custom Truck and Equipment, Fred Ross worked with National Crane to design the machine to meet the demands of their customers. Utility lines keep growing taller, and National Crane is the first to respond to this demand.

National Crane released their first test unit in early 2010 and now leads the market in the highest-reaching boom truck built to date. Rated at a 45-ton capacity, with a main boom of 142 feet, and a two-stage jib (31 – 55 feet), this unit allows a yoke-style, two-man basket to reach a working height of 205 feet.

The National NBT45 is installed on a 2011 Peterbilt 365 Tri-Drive Chassis, with a Tag Axle. The federal bridge legal, Class-8 trucks come loaded with: Cummins ISL engine, Eaton Fuller 8LL transmission, satellite radio, GPS navigation, a wood-grain dash, and is rated at 91,200 lbs GVWR.

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