Crane Vehicles Trucks For Sale

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 55
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DAF LF55 55 POA
2008 | Crane Vehicles | 18000kg 2008 daf LF 55 220 euro 4, 4x2 on springs, 250 horse power, 6 speed manual gear box , day cab, 2 seats, only 144000miles, tested till june, 1 owner, tyres over 60%, diff lock, 20 ft flat body with drop sides, front mounted atlas 12tm remote control 2 extension crane with brick grab and hook, roof beacons, toolboxes, cd player.. Euro 4
Curran Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Bluetec 5
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Bluetec 5 POA
2008 | Crane Vehicles | 18000kg Barrier rig with post drivers on both sides and Palfinger PK15500 crane (6.1 ton max to 1690KG at 8 meter) compressor and generatorMoT Due Dec 17log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Bluetec 5
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Bluetec 5 POA
2008 | Crane Vehicles | 18000kg Barrier rig with post drivers on both sides and Palfinger PK15500 crane (6.1 ton max to 1690KG at 8 meter) compressor and generatorMoT Due Nov 17log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
Iveco Stralis  310
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Iveco Stralis 310 POA
2004 | Crane Vehicles Harsh alloy body retro fitted Hiab 122 Hi Pro crane In Cab weigher and printer c/w scanner stainless exhaust stack Rear steel lift axle easy sheetLeft Hand Drive
Miller Plant
Mercedes-Benz Unknown 2628 6x4 Crane Truck
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Mercedes-Benz Unknown 2628 6x4 Crane Truck £29,500.00
2006 | Crane Vehicles Sun Visor, , Britcom
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
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DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
Crane Vehicles DAF LF 55.220, Manual gearbox, 251163km, Palfinger PK 23500 x2 extensions, Remote control, Manual gearbox, 20ft flat body, Twist locks, Leg pads, Reverse camera, 12 months MOT, New crane test, 58 reg, inspected ready to go. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
MAN M2000 18.224
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MAN M2000 18.224 POA
1999 | Crane Vehicles 1999 MAN 18.224 4X2 Tipper Steel suspension with Hiab 071AW Crane with outriggers, manual gearbox good tyres Call Richard 07815 564541 Tony 07979 510216
DAF CF75 75
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DAF CF75 75 POA
2011 | Crane Vehicles | 26000kg 2011 [61 plate] daf CF 75 310 euro 5, 6x2 on air with rear lift axle, 26 ton, 9 ton front axle, 310 horse power engine, 8 speed manual gearbox, diff lock, day cab , 2 seats, 403000km, 1 owner, tested till May, tyres over 70%, 21-25ft chassie cab. pto fitted This is a tidy truck with all in good working order. Euro 5
Curran Commercials
Trailer Fruehauf Crane  ALUMINIUM BULK TIPPING TRAILER
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Trailer Fruehauf Crane ALUMINIUM BULK TIPPING TRAILER POA
1900 | Crane Vehicles POWER PACK ENGINE ON THE FRONT, 55 YARDS,TRI AXLE, ROR DRUM,STEEL SUSPENSION,35FT LONG
F W Thomas
Bedford TM
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Bedford TM £8,750.00
1988 | Crane Vehicles 4X4,HUB REDUCTION,STEEL SUSPENSION,MANUAL GEARBOX,LOW KMS,WITH HIAB 140 CRANE, 2 EXTENSIONS4x4
Hunters Green Commercials
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Clearly, the crane is a vital, complex and expensive piece of kit on the lorry. Iveco Eurocargo Tipper with craneThis means that it should be given special attention looking at used crane trucks for sale. 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. 

Crane on a DAF tractor unit

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.Scania Crane Truck

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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