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Commercial Lorries With Cranes Do the Heavy Lifting

Heavy equipment that has a crane comes in handy in a variety of situations. A crane can lift, hoist, and move all your loads, and you do not have to worry about the crane tipping over because it is attached firmly to the lorry. These large pieces of heavy equipment can be expensive new, but you can find a used crane lorry for sale on eBay at a bargain price.

Types of crane lorries

There are several different types of commercial lorries that have cranes attached to them. The main types used for most heavy lifting jobs are:

  • Lorry-mounted - A lorry-mounted crane is a lorry with a crane or boom mounted on it. The crane or boom is hydraulically operated. It has a separate engine, is mounted on a wheeled chassis, and can be moved from one location to another while carrying a load. A lorry-mounted crane has legs that extend from the base of the lorry, which prevents the crane from tipping over.
  • Knuckle boom - A knuckle boom crane can load and unload materials from the vehicle. It can be folded down into the bed of the vehicle, and it can also be extended out. This type of articulated crane is useful on narrow streets and small spaces.
  • Rough-terrain - This type of crane is a self-propelled boom that is mounted on a lorry and is designed for off-road and rough roads. It is most often used on construction sites. A rough-terrain lorry has a single engine that operates the boom and the undercarriage.
  • All-terrain - An all-terrain crane is a multifunctional hydraulic crane that can move equally well over rough terrain and over highways. It has one or two engines with all-wheel drive. The crane has winches and multiple sections of a telescoping boom. This is the luxury version of a commercial lorry with a crane and delivers a comfortable ride on the highway even when fully loaded.

Manufacturers of commercial lorries and lorries with cranes

When you invest in a piece of heavy equipment like a Hiab lorry for sale, you want a dependable and well-known company. These are some of the main manufacturers of crane lorries:

  • AF
  • Hiab
  • Iveco
  • Man
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Renault
  • Scania
  • Volvo

What vehicles can cranes be mounted on?

Cranes can be mounted on tractors, rigid lorries, and trailers. These vehicles can self-load and unload, and they are often used in construction for moving bricks and blocks. A lorry that has a crane is more versatile, but the payload is decreased accordingly. Used crane lorries in the UK, like lorry loaders for sale, are often sold online at affordable prices.

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