Crane trucks are among the most useful trucks around. Essentially, they are self-sufficient, not needing forklifts or other equipment to load and unload. This can make them extremely efficient in day-to-day operations. When arriving on site, many delivery drivers are familiar with waiting for a forklift and operator to become available for unloading. This can take some time. The forklift may have other duties to attend to or the driver may be on a break. In some frustrating circumstances, the forklift or operator may not be present at all, resulting in a wasted journey and the load being returned to base.
When you multiply all of these delays throughout a working day, they can have a serious snowball effect. This can result in late deliveries, angry clients and fewer deliveries being made. A crane truck does away with the need for a forklift and operator on-site.
The crane truck driver can simply unload the truck by himself, without the need to wait around for other equipment. In this way the crane truck becomes less dependent on outside equipment and personnel and can stick more easily to its schedule. The crane truck can therefore achieve more deliveries in a working day, becoming more efficient and experiencing fewer delays.
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DAF LF55 .220
2004 | Crane Vehicle
LF 55.220 2004 (04) 18 Ton, 23' 4" Dropside Body c/w Palfinger PK 7501 Crane, Dual Crane Controls, Front Hydraulic Legs, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Exhaust Brake, Cruise Control, Tool Box, Electric Windows, CD Player, Steel Suspension, 330,000 Miles, Tested Jan 18, All Good Working Condition, Make Good Scaffolding Truck Etc.; 4x2
Scania 4 Series 124L360
1998 | Crane Vehicle
1998 124L 360 6X2 FLAT BED WITH ATLAS AK 100.1V A11 BRICK GRAB CRANE 498000 MILES MOT UNTIL 1ST OCTOBER 2017 COMES WITH 2 AXLE DRAW BAR TRAILER GOOD CONDITION ANY INSPECTION WELCOME For More Trucks Like This Please Visit Our Website Or Call Tel: 07757689678 Whatsapp/Sms/Call FROM ABROAD 00447757689678 CALL/SMS/WHATSAPP 24H CURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER 100 TRUCKS IN STOCK For More Trucks Like This Please
MAN TGL 12-210
2005 | Crane Vehicle
2007 MAN TGL12-210 flatbed with palfinger pk 750 crane, 12 ton, 18ft flatbed, autobox, exbuilders merchant, low mileage
Scania P Series P310
2006 | Crane Vehicle
P310 DB 6 x 2 for sale. One owner from new and has been an extremely reliable vehicle. Fitted with a Fassi F155A.22 HIAB which can carry a load of 1.5 tonnes at the cranes full length of 8m. The crane was fitted and manufactured in 2013. The bed of the is just under 8m long and 2.5m wide. There is some damage to front bumper due to some narrow roads but overall condition of the vehicle is good.
Mercedes-Benz Axor 2528
2005 | Crane Vehicle | 57320kg
2005 54 MERCEDES 2528 26FT FLATBED, 6X2 REAR LIFT, FITTED WITH FASSI F110.22 CRANE, PIANO LEVERS, CRANE IS IN VERY GOOD ORDER, 2X EXTENDING LEGS, DAYCAB, 6 SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, 550,000 KLMS, PARROT HANDSFREE KIT, DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH, DUAL PASSENGER SEAT, OUTSIDE LOCKER, SIDE PROTECTION BARS, IN VERY GOOD ORDER. ú8,750 + VAT; 6x2
Scania G Series 20G420 8X2 Rear Steer Palfinger PK29002 Crane
2009 | Crane Vehicle | 32000kg
8x2 Rear Lift and STEER, 32/44 ton drawbar spec, manual gearbox, sleeper cab with fold down bunk, air conditioning, reverse camera, alloy wheels, 8 ton front axles, fitted Palfinger 29002 performance crane, double extension with remote, with 24` 7! flat with hardwood floor. All first Life equimpent,factory build, One owner.
MOT March 2018
Volvo FM FM13 460 Euro 6 8X2 Flatbed Hiab XS288 Crane
2014 | Crane Vehicle | 32000kg
8x2 Rear Lift, Sleeper Cab, I shift Gearbox, Volvo phone kit,Factory reverse and side camera, leather seats, fitted Hiab XS288 Hipro crane with 3 hydraulic extensions and remote, with Charlton 22` flat body, tool box`s, lashing rings, fall arrest system, twistlocks, and forklift kit.One owner with full Volvo service Service history.
MOT October 2017.
Iveco Eurocargo 180E25
2009 | Crane Vehicle
Eurocargo 180E25 2009 (09) Euro 5, 24' 4" Flat Body c/w Hiab XS 144 Crane, Piped For Grab, 2 Extensions, Dual Crane Controls, Auto Gearbox, Front Hydraulic Legs, Tool Box, Cruise Control, Sun Visor, Electric Windows, CD Player, 164,000 Miles, Full Service History, Excellent Condition.; 4x2
Scania P Series P380
2009 | Crane Vehicle | 32000kg
P380, 2009, 8x2 rear steer, 25ft dropside flat body with Fassi 360 XP remote control rear mounted crane, August 2017 MOT, 456000 Kms, auto gearbox with clutch, E/W, E/M, CD, HM, Diff lock, beacons, CD, good condition; 8x2
DAF LF55 .220
2007 | Crane Vehicle
LF55.220 DROPSIDE, ATLAS 85.2 REAR MOUNTED CRANE WITH REMOTE, 2007(56), 15 TONNE, ADBLUE EURO 4, AUTO BOX, 18FT BODY, 367383 KM
Clearly, the crane is a vital, complex and expensive piece of kit on the lorry. This means that it should be given special attention when buying a used crane truck. A comprehensive service record is vital and the unit should be checked over thoroughly. The hydraulics should be checked over for leaks and the operation extensively tested under load. All instruments and controls should also be tested for proper working and the crane's attachment to the truck itself examined for any structural defects. Many cranes come with specialist attachments, such as buckets, grabs or hooks. These should also be checked over.
Check that they attach easily and work properly. Also be careful to establish if such additional implements are actually included in the sale. Crane lorries will have stabilising equipment on the truck itself to ensure that the crane lorry remains stable and safe during lifting operations. This is absolutely vital to the proper operation of the crane. Ensure that these features are all fully operational and in good order and, again, test under load.
Cranes find their way on to all manner of lorries. You will commonly find them on tippers, dropsides, flatbeds and chassis cabs. You will also find a huge variety of weight ratings, reaching up to several tonnes. Clearly, it is important to find a combination of crane and body type that suits your operation. Health and safety regulations also come into play. The driver of the lorry will normally be expected to operate the crane and must therefore receive the appropriate training. Many sites will not let a driver-operator on-site without showing a valid CPCS card. It is vital, then, that the crane lorry purchased is appropriate to the driver's category of qualification and, if not, that the driver is properly trained before operations can begin.
Crane trucks can be used as an all-in-one solution to any number of on-site issues, since they combine the functionality of several vehicles into a single efficient unit. Loading and unloading materials is never easier than when done using a crane truck, since you can take things such as a forklift out of the equation and simply get down to the business of transporting whatever you need without relying on others in the meantime. And when time is money, being able to make more deliveries in a day can be a very cost-effective benefit of buying a used crane vehicle.
There are two types of truck you may encounter in this category: the more specialised vehicles which consist of the crane alone, and the kind of tipper truck hybrids that have both a load bed and accompanying crane mechanism to allow for both lifting and the long-distance transport of materials on board. The former are less common and more specialised, which means they can usually handle much heavier loads and may have features such as telescopic jibs to make them very versatile. Meanwhile, the latter are more all-purpose machines that can take on different tasks and haul different loads as necessary. It's a good idea to think carefully before deciding which would be the most appropriate choice.
If the crane has had a lot of use, then it is sensible to give the workings some attention to determine the state of repair they are in. Hydraulic cranes are relatively reliable, but if the assembly does not seem to be especially smooth when it is being manoeuvred, then this may be an indication that repairs are necessary. Other things such as fluid leaking from the crane and obvious issues with the seals should also be on your radar.
The body of a crane truck will usually be a dropside aluminium unit, which is ideal for quick loading and unloading of a variety of materials. Air or steel suspension may be used on different models, with older vehicles needing some real scrutiny to check that the chassis and onboard systems are in good order. For the cab, there are other options available, usually consisting of three-seater set-ups that allow for all-day working. Bigger crane trucks with sleeper cabs for one or more passengers can be found, while modern truck units can offer luxuries such as air conditioning, in-cab electrics and remote-control operation of the crane mechanism.
A long MOT on a used crane truck is an indication that it is still in a serviceable state and so can be desirable in the second-hand market. You may also need to look at the type of bucket which is featured on the crane assembly, as grabber units are convenient for collecting and depositing loose materials in large quantities over a short time period. A crane truck means that the user is not going to have to wait around for everyone else to get organised when there are materials to be moved, making it a cost-effective choice for a lot commercial users to make.
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