Crane Carrier Co. (CCC), New Philadelphia, Ohio, unveiled its newest signature chassis, the Low Narrow Tilt (LNT) March 4 at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
With its 82-inch cab width, the LNT heavy‐duty work truck chassis is a full foot narrower than the company’s long‐time bestseller, the Low Entry Tilt 2 (LET2). Despite its slimmed-down footprint, the LNT supports a three‐man work crew and maintains Crane Carrier’s low-entry 18-inch step on both sides of the cab.
“The LNT was specifically engineered for Class 7 and 8 vocational work trucks required to navigate narrow spaces, like tight alleyways, side streets and winding corridors, as part of their daily duties,” Mark Hampshire, senior vice president of sales and marketing at CCC, says. “And it can maneuver these narrow routes carrying a three‐man crew—all comfortably facing forward with seatbelts.”
Like the rest of CCC’s lineup, the LNT features an all-steel, American-produced, fabricated severe‐service cab shell for increased durability, as well as cast steel, tubular crossmembers to provide consistent strength fore and aft and side to side.
The LNT’s initial GVW ranges from 26,000 to 35,000 single axle, with tandem axle and single axle city tractor models to follow. Powered by the Cummins B6.7 engine in both diesel and CNG, the chassis features left-hand, right-hand or dual steering configurations; a flat floor; pass-through cab design; and EMP electric fans.
“The LNT fills a long‐standing need for a narrow width, low-entry truck that can safely and successfully traverse the tight streets of complex city environments,” Hampshire says. “The LNT’s inherent maneuverability, coupled with CCC’s low-entry cab design positions the chassis as an ideal fit for a multitude of work truck applications including refuse collection, beverage, multistop and last mile distribution, street sweeping, utilities and more. Simply put, the LNT’s narrow design provides limitless applications.”
CCC is now taking preorders for the LNT and says it expects full production of the chassis to begin this fall.