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10-07-20
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 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.

8-11-20
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.

5-21-20
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 inquiries@aspeneq.com with any questions.

National Crane NBT55L Boom Truck
4-10-20
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
3-03-20
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 constructionequipmentguide.com.

11-11-19
Aspen Equipment Receives Silver Award for Workplace Wellness Program

Hennepin County Public Health hosted the Wellness by Design Award ceremony at the Maple Grove Community Center on November 7th. Seventy-six (76) organizations in Hennepin County, including Aspen Equipment, were in attendance. Aspen Equipment is a multi-year award recipient, winning multiple awards between 2009-2013.

Sharon Hengel, HR manager at Aspen Equipment says “we’ve had wellness programming at Aspen since 2008. Our program continues to evolve. Our annual wellness survey provides us with employee feedback and suggestions, which we use to determine the quarterly activities for the next year. Some foundational activities remain consistent, but we challenge participants to take one more step forward. Wellness and safety are integrated and contribute to our overall culture, which is particularly impactful in our shop environment. Our president [Todd Foster] initiated being directly involved in our Fun committee!”

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Aspen Field Service
10-02-19
Aspen Equipment Adds More Field Techs in Davenport, IA

Staying true to the company’s mission of helping people succeed, Aspen Equipment adds a third field service truck to its Davenport, Iowa fleet. With more trucks, the company is better able to serve customers in the Quad Cities area. Aspen’s professional service tech experts are factory trained with the most advanced technologies in the business, so most service requests can be resolved with one call.

“Dedicated to covering service needs in the Quad Cities, we now have three field service technicians in the area,” said Todd Foster, President of Aspen Equipment.

Read more on Construction Equipment Guide.

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Tom Nugent and PAL Pro Mechanic Truck
9-05-19
Aspen Equipment’s Iowa Manager Gets PAL Pro

Tom Nugent, Aspen Equipment’s Territory Manager in Iowa, will now be representing the PAL Pro line of mechanic trucks throughout Iowa. Palfinger PAL Pro mechanic trucks are both engineered to handle the forces applied by a service crane and function as an efficient mobile shop for professionals.

Todd Foster, President of Aspen Equipment, says that “with Tom’s unsurpassed industry experience and market knowledge, adding the PAL Pro line just makes sense. Aspen [Equipment] already has a significant following with the PAL Pro line in Minnesota and Nebraska. Tom is the right person to introduce the features and value of the product to the Iowa market.” Nugent has been selling construction equipment for over 30 years. For more on PAL Pro mechanics trucks, click here. Read the entire press release in Construction Equipment Guide here.

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4-17-19
Aspen Equipment promotes Todd Foster to President
September 2017
Aspen Equipment today announced the promotion of Todd Foster to the role of president. According to Steve Sill, owner and chief executive officer of Aspen Equipment, “Foster joined Aspen Equipment more than 20 years ago, and has spent those years leading improvements to Aspen’s engineering, operations, manufacturing, information systems, and most recently sales and marketing.
Todd Foster, president of Aspen Equipment states, “I truly believe that we are in a great position for moving forward. We have exceptional, industry leading manufacturers, an extremely talented workforce and a strong customer base with whom to partner. With a few strategic changes in the way we do business I think we will ultimately be able to deliver more value to our customers and in doing so, create an even stronger business. I am thankful for this opportunity to help our suppliers, the Aspen team and Aspen’s customers achieve new levels of success in the future.” Read the full story in NTEA News magazine.
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Dump Bodies - Bibeau - Dump Trucks for Sale
4-17-19
Aspen Equipment announces partnership with Groupe Bibeau inc.
Aspen Equipment announces a new business relationship with Groupe Bibeau Inc., a manufacturer of Bibeau® dump bodies. Aspen Equipment intends to stock bodies while offering complete parts, service and installation to customers. Pound for pound, Bibeau® bodies represent the best the industry has to offer in their respective categories. The irrefutable reputation that the Bibeau® dump bodies have gained and maintained with the “heavy hitters” in the construction/demolition segments of the industry will help Aspen Equipment to expand in these fields.
Read how Aspen’s proven design and truck layout abilities, combined with its ability to stock Bibeau® dump bodies for faster delivery, will mean a better-designed product and more cost-effective deliveries online at Western Builder magazine and the NTEA.
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