Aspen supplies Grove cranes to Tri-County Construction
Aspen Equipment Supplies Tri-County Construction With Two Grove Rough-Terrain Cranes

Aspen Equipment delivered a 120 ton capacity Grove GRT8120 and 165 ton capacity Grove GRT9165 to Iowa-based Tri-County Construction on New Year’s Eve, 2021. The three-axle GRT9165 enables the hoisting of heavier loads at a greater radius. The seven-section MEGAFORM boom of the GRT8120 offers class-leading charts with an additional pinning location at 90% that helps to increase capacities and enhance flexibility in lift planning. Read the entire press release on

Aspen Equipment expands its territory into Missouri and Kansas

Aspen Equipment has announced its expanded coverage in the Midwest by adding parts of western Missouri and northeast Kansas to its territory. The Company will add 74 counties in the two states serving National Crane boom trucks sales, rental, and field service.

Aaron Carlson, Aspen Equipment’s director of sales, said the latest territory expansion leverages the strength of its operations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, and its desire for growth, as the Company anticipates a rise in boom truck and truck upfitting demands in the future.

“With this strategic expansion, Aspen will be well-positioned to take advantage of the uptick in construction and utility work in the coming years,” Carlson said. “Expanding into Kansas and Missouri is an important step that enables us to serve customers in regions that are expected to grow.”

To lead this expansion, Joe Rowan has been appointed as Territory Manager, with Aspen’s facility in Ankeny, Iowa, serving as the main support hub for the new territory.

Founded in 1926, Aspen Equipment has built a reputation for National Crane sales, rental and product support. It has four locations serving a broad range of end market customers: Minneapolis; Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Nebraska.

Northland Crane Service adds new National Crane boom trucks from Aspen Equipment
Northland Crane Service Grows Fleet With National Crane Boom Trucks from Aspen Equipment

Minnesota-based Northland Crane Service supports multiple industries with their lifting needs. The company recently added to their fleet with the purchase of new National Crane 55L boom trucks from Aspen Equipment. Read the full story in the November 2021 issue of Western Builder.

Bronto SI197 insulated work platform
New Bronto Aerial Platforms Delivered by Aspen Equipment

Bronto Skylift distributor Aspen Equipment recently delivered new aerial platforms to customers in California and South Dakota. Based in Minnesota, Aspen’s build and delivery capabilities enable it to serve customers in many industries around the country. Aspen has been a North American dealer for Bronto for nearly 22 years, and is a distributor in 10 states.

The Bronto deliveries include the SI197HDT insulated work platform (pictured), and the S200XDT aerial work platform. These models include key features designed for safe working access to overhead power lines. Both units were mounted on their chassis in Bronto Skylift’s workshop in Orlando, Florida. Jed Fischbach, Aspen’s Territory Manager, worked extensively with the clients to ensure that the Bronto model they received would fit their needs for high-reach accessibility. Says Fischbach, “We are happy to be the one-stop shop for the best and tallest aerials available in North America for our customers.”

For more on Bronto Skylift, visit Click here to view Aspen aerial products and capabilities. You can read the entire article on Lift and Access.

Aspen Equipment Dealer ABC Rentals Featured in CEG

ABC Rentals (, one of Aspen Equipment’s associate dealers in the Western Dealers network for Western snow plows sales and service, was recently featured in Construction Equipment Guide. Learn more on Construction Equipment Guide.

Contact us if you are interested in joining the largest network of Western plow dealers in the Midwest as an associate dealer of Aspen Equipment.

Aspen Delivers Second Grove Truck Crane to Lift-All Crane Service

Aspen Equipment’s branch location in Omaha, Nebraska, is pleased to help Nebraska-based Lift-All Crane Service ( their fleet lifting abilities. Delivered in 2020, the Grove TMS500-2 is a lightweight truck crane that features quick set-up and versatile taxi crane capabilities. Read the press release on Manitowoc’s website.

David Phillips with Aspen Equipment sales manager and president
David Phillips Joins Aspen Equipment as New Territory Manager

Today Aspen Equipment announces that David Phillips will be joining the company as the truck equipment territory manager for Iowa and Nebraska.

In his new role, Phillips will draw on his years in the truck equipment industry to promote Aspen Equipment and its capabilities for building and supplying equipment trucks. “I’ll be able to bring strong product knowledge to the territory and be able to directly manage the buying process to ensure that my customers are getting [the] best solution for their business.

Todd Foster, President of Aspen Equipment says, “the people at Aspen have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Phillips throughout his many years in the industry. Over that time, David’s professionalism, positive attitude and unwavering customer service have always impressed. I am thrilled to have him join the Aspen Team and look forward to the success he will bring to the organization and our Iowa and Nebraska customers.” Pictures left to right is Aspen Sales Manager Bruce Harrod, Phillips, and Aspen President Todd Foster. Read this story on Construction Equipment Guide.

Director of Sales Dick Kennedy receives award from Aspen president
Aspen Equipment’s Director of Sales Dick Kennedy Retires After Four Decades

Aspen Equipment is announcing that Director of Sales Dick Kennedy has decided to retire at the end of 2020. Jed Fischbach will step into the role effective January 2021.

Kennedy celebrates over four decades at Aspen Equipment, and is the company’s longest serving employee. Jed Fischbach, Aspen’s territory manager, notes that Kennedy’s most memorable trait is his “ability to maintain relationships with customers and to remember something about each and [every one] of them.” His retirement is “well-deserved.”

Reflecting on his career, Kennedy says that it’s “been a wonderful experience that has afforded me many valuable opportunities to learn and grow. I am very grateful to have been part of this company.” Read the entire press release on

Aspen Equipment Adds Class Leading NBT60XL to Line-Up

For the best load chart and reach combination of any 60 USt crane on the market, Aspen Equipment is pleased to add the new National Crane NBT60XL crane to its sales and rental fleet. With a hydraulically removable counterweight that’s configurable from zero to 16,000 lbs, the NBT60XL allows users flexibility in choosing the right setup for any task.

Influenced by its successful forerunner the NBT60L, the NBT60XL features additional enhancements in the 60 USt market, whether it’s a boom truck or truck crane. The crane combines boom length and load chart capacity with a sturdy feel and maneuverability for any jobsite. It offers a 151′ five-section, full-power boom for outstanding reach, but with an overall vehicle length of just under 45 ft, the NBT60XL remains highly roadable. Other features that are available include the optional 36 ft offsettable lattice jib or two-piece 26 ft – 45 ft telescopic jib. Contact Aspen Equipment for more information about the NBT60XL.

Sales Team Expands Iowa Coverage

Aspen Equipment is pleased to announce territory expansions for sales managers Bruce Harrod and Chris Eggen. Together, they will represent Manitowoc, Grove and National Crane in Iowa.

Read the entire press release on Construction Equipment Guide.