As the name suggests, a crane truck consists of a crane that is mounted on a heavy duty truck. This type of mobile crane is the most commonly used type of crane for various purposes. The collapsible and extendable boom, upper, or the lifting component is operated and managed hydraulically.
Let’s look at the uses and applications of crane truck.
Crane trucks can lift about 12-1180 tons with the help of hydraulics. The boom can extend from 2-12 meters and the hook can be elevated to a range of 7-18 meters. This makes the crane trucks ideal for lifting heavy loads for construction, transportation, storage, and moving purposes. These cranes can lift timber, rocks, bricks, slabs, machinery, and other tools and materials required for construction and other purposes.
Self-loading and Unloading
Self-loading crane trucks generally have load capacities of 2.5-16 tons. The heavy duty crane trucks with stronger engines and bigger carriers have the capacity of loading even more. This crane has two major parts – the carrier base and the lifting components or the boom and these parts are respectively known as the lower and upper. These trucks can load and unload heavy loads that have to be stored or transported such as inventory, vehicles, raw materials, machinery, and other things, with the help of their boom.
Loading and Unloading Other Trucks
Many times, these types of cranes trucks are used to load and unload other heavy duty trucks, trailers, and carriers. They can load goods, loads, vehicles, machinery, etc. from the location such as a godown, warehouse, showroom, manufacturing unit, etc. or from their own carrier. Crane trucks are used to load and unload other trucks, trailers, and carriers majorly due to the size limitation of their own carrier.
Crane trucks are one solution for loading the carrier with goods and transporting them to other places for a variety of purposes. These cranes can easily move on highways while carrying the loads and goods. This eliminates the need of other special trucks and carriers for transporting. Crane trucks can be extremely helpful in loading and transporting raw materials for construction and repair purposes, components of modular structures, vehicles to the desired location, etc.
With the technological advancements, better cranes trucks are being introduced in the market that have better performance, capacity, and output. If you are planning to buy or rent a crane truck for any of your lifting tasks, you can get in touch with our heavy duty truck dealers. We deal in buying and selling of trucks, trailers, and other heavy duty equipment in Edmonton.