An ideal solution for Layton’s Tree Service
boom trucks are gaining traction in the
tree service industry, as found out by
The NBT55 has given the company plenty of lifting
capacity from a compact footprint, enabling it to fit onto
job sites without much space
Layton Holsinger, founder and president of the
Davidson, North Carolina-based company, said the per-
formance of National Crane boom trucks has been one
of the keys to the company’s efficiency. The most recent
addition to its fleet is the NBT55.
“I’m a National Crane man, who makes the ideal
boom truck for tree work which is why I’ve
owned four or five of them over the years. When
you grab a heavy load with the NBT55, you
almost don’t realize it.
That’s how stable this crane is. You can extend
the boom out to its maximum hydraulic reach
and the machine always operates precisely,
making it perfect for tree removal.”
The NBT55 features a 55 USt capacity and 128 ft
boom. It is one of the first boom trucks on the market
to offer fully integrated machine control and a Rated
Capacity Limiter (RCL). Its outrigger beam position sens-
ing system aids in load chart selection.
Tree service is a precise task that requires smooth
operation and precise lifting capabilities.
Layton’s Tree Service was founded in 1973 to provide
tree trimming and removal services to the metro
Charlotte area. The company has remained family owned
and operated since its inception, and has grown to nine
employees that cover a 100-mile radius around Charlotte.
•Layton’s Tree Service
Trio Work Industrial
The Dutch contractors, Dunnewind Groep B.V, put three
Case excavators to work on an important project: the
site preparation of the new industrial park
“Oosterparallelweg” in Staphorst.
The work consists broadly of the site preparation
of 170.000 m
- a new CX300D
and two CX250C already in the fleet - are presently
getting the surface ready for construction and infra-
structures (sewage, landfill and excavation of sites and
roads and the installation of pavements).
The operators in the company all like working with
their Case equipment and, when asked what they prefer
in particular, they highlighted their strength and
One operator, Gerwin Lamberink , especially appre-
ciates the lifting power and the comfortable cabin of his
machine considering he has to work long hours.
The owner of the Dunnewind Group (Edith
Breemhaar-Dunnewind) highlights the fuel efficiency
that allows her a remarkable saving on fuel and
Making use of the efficiencies and productivity that
technology delivers, all three machines are equipped
with Leica GPS.
•Case Construction Equipment
Contractors World International Vol 7 No 3