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.

COVID-19 Response

Updated June 29, 2020

To ensure a safe and healthy workplace and help mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, Aspen Equipment has developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The plan follows the industry guidance developed by the state of Minnesota, which is based upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) statutes, and Minnesota’s relevant and current executive orders. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we implement new policies to keep everyone safe, including:

  • prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
  • social distancing protocols;
  • working remotely when possible;
  • staggering shift times;
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols;
  • employee hygiene and source controls;
  • cleaning and disinfecting protocols; and
  • drop-off, pick-up and delivery protocols.

Information for visitors

  • All visitors will be required to wear a face mask. Aspen employees who will be in close contact with the visitor will also be required to wear a face mask. A mask will be provided for visitors who do not bring a mask.
  • Visitors will be asked health questions prior to admittance. If any answer results in safety concerns, admittance will be denied.
  • Visitors are asked to call for access to the building.
    • Bloomington, MN:
      • Shipping and Receiving/Will Call: 952-656-7144
      • Service Department: 952-656-7149
      • Parts Department: 952-656-7150
      • Sales Department: 952-888-2525
    • Iowa:
      • Des Moines: 515-965-1000
      • Quad Cities: 563-949-4045
    • Omaha, NE:
      • 402-894-9300

We are confident in our ability to meet your needs for equipment rentals, sales, service and parts. Please call 952-888-2525 or email us at with any questions.

National Crane NBT55L Boom Truck
Aspen Equipment Delivers NBT55L Crane Boom Truck to Minnesota Crane Company

Aspen Equipment is pleased to supply Manitowoc’s National Crane NBT55L crane boom truck to Kuehn’s Crane Service in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The NBT55L increases the crane service company’s lift capacity and their ability to handle more jobs.

Read the story in Western Builder to learn about Kuehn’s Crane Service and how Aspen is helping them meet their customers’ needs. For more on National Crane boom trucks, click here.

Aspen railroad truck
Aspen Equipment Sells Railroad Rental Division to Danella Companies Inc.

For over four decades, Minnesota-based Aspen Equipment Co. has catered to the needs of the railroad maintenance business through the production, service and rental of railroad truck equipment to customers spanning the U.S. and Canada, including Class 1, transit, short-line and rail contractors. As our railroad truck equipment business expands and evolves, we periodically look at the various aspects we offer and strive to provide continuously improving customer service. Sometimes these evolutions add more services and sometimes they cause us to reduce some offerings in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Through our strategic planning process, Aspen has decided to focus our resources and energies on the production and service of new railroad truck equipment. As such, we have decided to find a partner to acquire our rental fleet of rail truck equipment in order to redeploy those assets toward production, sales and service. Aspen has selected Danella Companies Inc., the leader in rail maintenance equipment rentals across North America, in an effort to continue to service existing rental customers. On March 1, 2020, Danella will acquire all railroad rental equipment and assume the associated rental contracts from Aspen Equipment. Read the entire press release on