The NBT30H-2: a boon to the tree care industry

The NBT30H-2: a boon to the tree care industry

National’s crane has longest boom

The NBT30H-2 gives professionals in the tree-care industry a measure of convenience, flexibility and efficiency that facilitates a decent return on investment

December 2015

National Crane’s all-new NBT30H-2 boom truck is being pitched as an ideal crane for the tree care industry (TCI) that offers unmatched versatility and roadability, as well as an option to have the longest boom in its weight class.

The crane was showcased at the company’s booth at the TCI Expo last month in Pittsburg, USA.

Several thousand tree care professionals were present at the David L Lawrence Convention Center for the annual conference.
This year marked National Crane’s fifth year exhibiting at the show, a reflection of the company’s

dedication to the industry. Fittingly, the NBT30H-2 showcased the newest and most cutting-edge boom truck technologies to an industry well-poised to take advantage of the increased efficiency and versatility it offers.

Justin Pilgrim, global product director for boom trucks and carry deck cranes, said the company was eager to showcase the new boom truck at the expo as it could enhance the return on investment for many companies in the industry.

In the past, the company showed some of its most popular large boom truck models such as the popular NBT40 Series, but this year it displayed the new NBT30H-2 because as Pilgrim put it “we believe it can help many companies bolster their bottom lines.”



The NBT30H-2 has a 30 US t capacity and comes with either a 100 ft or 110 ft four-section boom, the latter of which is the longest in its class. Dual-H style outriggers allow full, mid- and retracted span capabilities, making the crane versatile for a variety of tree care applications. It has an efficient load-sensing hydraulic system, a fully integrated Rated Capacity Limiter (RCL) and electrical system with a graphical colour display. The dual-side operator stations provide user-friendly mechanical control levers, with information at operators’ fingertips, such as truck engine information, start/stop switches and two-speed hoist selection.

“This new National Crane boom truck is designed to be flexible and efficient, two characteristics needed to thrive in the tree care industry,” Pilgrim explains. “From multiple boom lengths and mounting configurations to options such as baskets and radio remotes, customers will be able to get on and off the job site quickly, with a limited amount of set up and preparation. Add to that a class-leading boom length and this crane is sure to improve our customers’ ROI.”

TCI Expo is growing every year. In previous years, nearly 3,000 attendees and some 200 exhibitors attended the event. The use of boom trucks has steadily grown in the tree care industry over the last decade. With large lifting capacities and truck-size chassis, they are extremely maneuverable both on the job site and from job-to-job, offering great advantages for users.

Stephenson Equipment owned the NBT30H-2 that was on display at TCI Expo. This Manitowoc Cranes dealer has been providing sales and rentals of construction equipment, paving equipment and cranes since 1957. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, the company serves customers from six locations across Pennsylvania and New York. Stephenson Equipment is an official dealer of Manitowoc, Grove, National Crane boom trucks and Potain tower cranes.

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