Bauman Crane, based in Pennsylvania, USA, used its 60 US ton (58 tonne) capacity National Crane NBT60 to build a new facility for Immanuel Leidy’s Church in Souderton, Pennsylvania.
The NBT60 boom truck has a 39 metre five-section, full power boom and can be fitted with a 7.9 to 13.7 m extension that offsets to 30 degrees, the manufacturer said. It was used to lift and place trusses that measured 22.8 metres long and weighed 0.8 tonnes each. The trusses were lifted at a radius of 33.5 m. For the job, the crane was set up in a single stage jib configuration.
David Kemmerer, Bauman Crane owner, said, “This is the largest boom truck that we could put in our fleet that would enable us to continue the same kind of service that our customers are accustomed to getting.
“The nice thing with the NBT60 is that we’ll be able to be on site when people want us rather than having to wait on travel restrictions. It has also helped us to get jobs that we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise, as it’s more economical to use a boom truck that doesn’t require travel permits.”
Bauman Crane owns a fleet of 15 National Crane boom trucks. The company has made several of its National Crane purchases from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Stephenson Equipment.