New national crane boom truck
Manitowoc has introduced its latest National Crane product: the NBT60XL.

The model combines ‘strong and long’ like never before, bringing the greatest capacity and reach combination ever seen in the 60 USt class — both for boom trucks and truck cranes. While the NBT60XL is influenced by its successful forerunner, the NBT60L, it brings a host of other enhancements to set new standards for excellence in the boom truck sector.

“The NBT60XL is set to take on all competitors in the 60 USt market,” said Bob Ritter, Product Manager of boom trucks at Manitowoc. “Whether it is a boom truck or truck crane, this machine features the best combination of boom length and load chart capacity with a sturdy operator’s feel and plenty of comfortable maneuverability to get to and from any jobsite. Additionally, its commercial truck carrier adds a level of comfort, customisation and travel speed not yet available to the truck crane market.”

The new crane can be fitted to several standard truck options expanding layout configuration options for customers. Adding to the crane’s versatility, the NBT60XL features a hydraulically removable counterweight configurable from zero to 16,000 lbs, allowing it to take on much heavier picks. When equipped with the National Truck Crane (NTC) package, this machine will feature additional jobsite setup flexibility with four outrigger positions, optional two camera system for increased jobsitevisibility, and a fully integrated wireless wind speed indicator.

The NBT60XL offers a 151 ft five-section, full-power boom based on the NBT60L. This gives the crane outstanding reach, yet it also remains highly roadable, with the overall vehicle length coming in under 45 ft . When equipped with the optional 36ft settable lattice jib, reach for the crane can be increased to a 196ft maximum. When equipped with the optional two-piece 26 ft - 45ft telescopic jib, a platform height of 204 is easily achievable.

The NBT60XL comes standard with a host of operator-centric features, such as the deluxe tilting cab with heated seat and a Bluetooth/AM/FM radio and speakers. Additional state-ofthe- art features on the NBT60XL include electric over hydraulic controls with a function to adjust the speed, an easy-to-use colour graphic display and real-time diagnostics for simplified troubleshooting without the need for a laptop.