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Parade Pretty Used National Crane 685D on Peterbilt, 140' Tip Ht.


Last Updated: 08 Sep 2017

  • SOLD
  • Year: 2001
  • Capacity: 18.00
  • Boom/Jib: 85' / 45'
  • Location: Wisconsin, United States
  • Hours: Inquire
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Serial #: Verify
  • Unit #: Verify
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2001 National 685D, 18 ton, w/140’ tip ht. on 2001 Pete – “Parade Pretty”

 2001 National Crane 685D Boom Truck (18 ton)

18 ton capacity

25’- 85’ four section proportional telescopic main boom

94’ tip ht. without jib

45’ Two-stage, swing-away Jib (used only once)

~140’ Reach – max height vertically with Jib

Front bumper outrigger (SFO) - provides 360 degree stability

“A” type box slide front outriggers and 10’ span ASH rear stabilizers

HCAS hydraulic overload protection system

Dual side controls with operator platforms, foot throttles, horn and engine stop switches 

375 degree non-continuous planetary rotation

Adjustable swing speed

Heavy duty hydraulic system with three section pump

High performance planetary winch

Anti-two block (ATB) device is NOT operational. It has been removed.

The ATB device shuts off telescope out and winch up controls and does not allow hook to be pulled into sheave case. Original Anti-two block reel and cable ran inside boom.

After-market radio remote ATB systems are available.

Torsion resisting sub-base

Flatbed - diamond plate steel bed, in great condition

Newer spin / rotation wire rope, 9/16”, ~320’ in excellent condition

Johnson Ball

Two-man Steel Basket INCLUDED - 72” x 42” National (factory) ManBasket

Used Rigging also may be included in sale

Recent CRANE OVERHAUL – new cables, shims etc.


2001 Peterbilt 330 Truck

20,000# front axle

40,000# rear axle

60,000# GVWR

CAT 3126, 7.2 liter “Pre-emissions” Diesel engine

8LL Eaton Fuller Transmission

Differential Lock

Jake Brake

Air brakes

Air Conditioning

Cruise control

Air-ride Suspension Driver’s Seat

Passenger Bench Seat (1 ½ person bench)

AM/FM radio with weather station

Chrome Bumper & moon beams and lug nuts on back tires

Aluminum Rims on front tires (painted steel on back)

Mileage: approx. 106,000 miles

There is no hour meter on this unit

Floater Steer Tires

Tires – at 80% all around

No Leaks!

And more....


One Owner, Owner-Operator who is Retiring

Unit is “Parade Pretty”  Owner literally has driven this crane in parades.

Owner says unit “looks like new” and the “cab interior is pristine” (super clean!)

Truck oil and fuel filters changed frequently, boom regularly greased

Parked inside – all but last 2 years

Was used almost exclusively for HVAC and Trusses (no heavy lifting, no trees...)

Megan says: this National 685D model crane has exceptional reach and strength, as well as great payload aka great truck-bed hauling capacity.


Asking Price:  $ 79,900 obo


Please call Megan at 877-352-7263 or 262-970-5963, email at megan@cranesandbuckets, and see our website at www.cranesandbuckets.com for more information and photos. Thank you.


All units are quoted subject to availability, “as is” “where is” with no warranty expressed or implied.  Specifications shown are subject to confirmation and error.

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Phone: 877-352-7263
Alt Phone: 262-970-5963
Fax: 262-970-5964

Address: Poppy Fields Road, Waukesha, WI 53189, USA

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