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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Trailer CUSTOM TRAILER
2009 | Crane Vehicles
Trailer With Hiab - £1800
DAF CF75 20310 Drawbar Crane Rig
2008 | Crane Vehicles | 26000kg
- 26 ton gross
- 9 ton front axle
- 6x2 rear lift and steer
- Air suspension
- 8 speed manual gearbox
- First life Terex 120.2E Crane
- Remote control
- Kinshoffer G+R
- 2 hydraulic extensions
- 5.3m w/base
- 24’8” triple dropside flat with wisodeck floor
- Tool box
- 237,000 kms
- MOT January 2018
- Sleeper cab
- 360 camera
- Air conditioning
- Parrot phone kit
- 26/44 ton gross, drawbar spec
- Rear lift
- 9 ton front axle
- 5.9m w/base
- Cormac 28200 crane lifting 1930kg at 11.1m
- 4 hydraulic extensions
- Remote control
- 4 hydraulic stabilising legs
- Fitted 25’3”flat with hardwood floor, twist locks and lashing rings
- Fall arrest system
- 2 tool boxes
- 5’2” rear
Scania P Series P270 6x2 Rigid Crane Lorry
2009 | Crane Vehicles | 26000kg
21.5ft Body Flat Body With Aluminium Drop Sides, Palfinger PK15500 Crane With 2 x Extensions And Brick Grab, Side And Stand Up Controls For Crane, Half Leather Seats With Lumber Support, Rear Lift Rear Steer Axle, 8 Speed Manual Gear Box, Exhaust Brake RIGIDS
Scania 4 Series P94GB260
2007 | Crane Vehicles
Scania 4 Series R124
2004 | Crane Vehicles
2004 124 420 8x2 LIFT, MANUAL. FITTED WITH RAISE LOWER BEAVER TAIL WITH HYDRAULIC SLIDE OUT RAMPS + PSK TWIST LOCKS. FITTED WITH REMOTE CONTROLLED PM 40 SP WITH 4 BOOMS, MOT + LEZ CERTIFICATE MARCH 2018 ALSO COMES WITH 2 AXLE DRAWBAR TRAILER WITH TWIST LOCKS MOT DEC 18. £54,500 + V.A.T
DAF CF65 .240
2001 | Crane Vehicles | 18000kg
2001 65CF.240, 24ft Dropside c/w Atlas 4008 Crane, 18ton Gross, 4×2, Sleeper Cab, Manual Gearbox, Manual Pump, Non Electronic, Air Suspension, Direct Company, Clean and Tidy, Ideal For ExportPower Steering; 4x2
Iveco Eurocargo ML180E24
2006 | Crane Vehicles | 18000kg
2006 EuroCargo ML 180E24, 26ft Dropside c/w Front Mounted Hiab XS 122 CL Crane, 18ton Gross, Euro 3, Manual Gearbox, Steel Suspension, Direct Company, Clean and Tidy, Low KM's, MOT AUG 2017, LEZ AUG 2017Power Steering; 4x2
DAF CF75 .310
2007 | Crane Vehicles
2007 CF75.310 6x2 DROPSIDE & PALFINGER CRANE. 258,300km. SH. 1 Owner. 24ft body. Palfinger PK12502 rear mounted crane with remote control. Block grab. MOT. Choice.
Scania 4 Series 124L360
1998 | Crane Vehicles
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
Clearly, the crane is a vital, complex and expensive piece of kit on the lorry. This 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.
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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