National Crane goes pole to pole in Texas

By Sarah Ann McCay03 May 2013

National Crane boom trucks get to work installing high-voltage transmission lines in Texas

National Crane boom trucks get to work installing high-voltage transmission lines in Texas

Tennessee, USA-based Service Electric Company, (SEC) brought in a fleet of National Crane boom trucks to install 133 miles (214 km) of high-voltage transmission lines in the Texas panhandle.

Using NBT45, NBT40 and 1400H models, the cranes were deployed lifting structural components of the poles such as pole sections, arms and insulating hardware, as well as work baskets that lift company technicians to the poles’ tops. Lifts ranged from 10,000 lbs (4.5 tonnes) to more than 27,000 lbs (12.2 tonnes).

Previously, SEC used to have technicians climb each pole and do the work by hand. Bringing in the boom trucks speeded up the process, according to Chris Forsythe, western regional manager for SEC.

The use of boom trucks for power line work also adds manoeuvrability on the job site. Setup and teardown times are greatly reduced, allowing workers to move more quickly from pole to pole. Also, additional permitting is not usually required for highway travel, saving time and money.

The Texas panhandle project began in spring and is expected to finish this winter.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Latest News
White House says $110 billion in infrastructure funds released
President Biden’s team report that in the six months since the infrastructure bill has passed US$110 billion has been released 
Crosby to acquire Kito
Lifting and rigging giant Crosby Group to acquire Japan’s Kito Corporation
Canadian market sees post-pandemic revival
2022 is shaping up to be a solid year for the lifting, rigging and heavy haul market in Canada.
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
D.Ann Shiffler Editor, American Cranes & Transport Tel: +1 512 869 8838 E-mail: d.ann.shiffler@khl.com
Matt Burk VP Sales Tel: +1 312 496 3314 E-mail: matt.burk@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA