A & A Crane & Rigging, LLC, a family-owned full-service crane, rigging and trucking company, recently expanded their fleet by adding two new next-generation machines. The innovative new National NTC60XL and class-leading Grove TMS9000-2 were carefully chosen by A & A Crane with industry popularity and demand in mind.
“I let the industry lead the way. There was a demand to fill gaps in the crane rental industry with those size machines.” says owner John Fernandes.
23-ton boom truck, which quickly grew into 17 cranes in 17 years, adding at least one crane a year to the expanding fleet. The fleet is comprised mostly of 55 and 60 ton cranes, which offer strong load charts, long booms and fast set up, which are ideal for tree, residential or commercial jobs. The new machines will help A & A Crane continue to support their diverse customer base while meeting the needs of the growing crane rental market.
The new National NTC60XL 60-ton boom truck has the best load chart and reach combination in its 60-ton class. It features a “long and strong” 151 ft five-section full-power boom, innovative features to add to jobsite flexibility and 16,000 lbs. of hydraulically removeable counterweight allowing it to make heavier picks.
In addition, A & A Crane added the more powerful and lighter new Grove TMS9000-2 to their lineup of cranes. The popular 115 ton hydraulic truck crane offers easy and fast jobsite set up with wireless rigging remote and low gross vehicle weight for easy roadability while maintaining its capacity and strength. It also features a 169 ft 5-section greaseless main boom with TWINLOCK boom pinning system.
A & A Crane & Rigging has been a valued customer of Shawmut Equipment for many years. Fernandes comments, “I’ve always been loyal to Shawmut Equipment. We’ve only ever bought cranes through them, and we’ve never strayed away from the National or Grove names. We still have the first crane we purchased from Shawmut - which still runs in great condition.”