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 CF 370
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DAF CF 370 POA
2016 | Crane Vehicles 2016 - Euro 6 – CF370 – Day cabs – 6x2 – Fitted new FASSI F315 + F275 crane with new cheese wedge plant body.. Left Hand Drive
Macs Truck Sales
MAN TGS 26.440
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MAN TGS 26.440 POA
2017 | Crane Vehicles | 26000kg This is a brand new purpose built vehicle built by ourselves. Scheduled to be fitted with a drawbar, this vehicle is available as is or as part of a wagon and drag combination. Gearbox 8-Speed Manual Gearbox, Cab Type LX High Roof Sleeper, Tacho type Digital, Wheelbase (mm) 4900mm, On Air Suspension, Storage Cage, Stainless Steel Tool Box, 9T Front Axle with Super
MV Commercial Ltd
Trailer Unknown 2011 (11) MITSUBISHI 7c18 CREW CAB TIPPER
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Trailer Unknown 2011 (11) MITSUBISHI 7c18 CREW CAB TIPPER £7,995.00
2011 | Crane Vehicles WITH SWING LIFT CRANE. ALUMINUM FULLY INSULATED TARMAC BODY. TOW BAR PIN HITCH AND SHOOTS. EX COUNCIL
C B Commercials
Trailer Unknown 2011 (60) MITSUBISHI 7c18 CREW CAB TIPPER
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Trailer Unknown 2011 (60) MITSUBISHI 7c18 CREW CAB TIPPER £7,995.00
2011 | Crane Vehicles WITH SWING LIFT CRANE. ALUMINUM FULLY INSULATED TARMAC BODY. TOW BAR PIN HITCH AND SHOOTS. EX COUNCIL
C B Commercials
MAN TGA 26.440 XL 6x2 Flat with Palfinger PK12502 Crane
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MAN TGA 26.440 XL 6x2 Flat with Palfinger PK12502 Crane POA
2007 | Crane Vehicles - 26/44 ton drawbar spec - Automatic gearbox - Air conditioning - Reversing camera - Fridge - Double bunk - Wood dash - 8 ton front axle - Rear lift axle - 2 x tool box and storage cage - 5.9m w/base - 25' 7" T+G hardwood floor - VBG 57mm air assist hitch - First life Palfinger PK12502 remote control crane - 2 hydraulic extensions - 678,000 kms - MOT January 2018
PM Commercials Ltd
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  7C15
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 £30,995.00
2016 | Crane Vehicles | 7500kg Dropside truck fitted fassi f50 crane 7.5 gvw alloy sides 3 seater can 5 speed manual 23ooo miles electric windows digital tacho engine brake cd radio camera heated mirrors diff lock 6 mtr body On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Manual. The engine is rated at 148 BHP. Please quote ref: MICR1246
Addlestone Commercials
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2007 | Crane Vehicles CF75.310 26 T FLAT BED WITH ATLAS 120.22007, 384,736 Km, 26 tonne, Adblue Euro 4, Automatic gearbox with stalk shift, Mid lift twin steer axle, Body length at 25ft, full remote controlled foldaway crane, comes with 12 months MOT, 6 months crane test, maintained regardless of cost, one company owner.DOT, Power Steering, 6x2. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
Iveco Eurocargo Tector
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Iveco Eurocargo Tector POA
2004 | Crane Vehicles Tector 75E17 4x2 Beavertail 2004 MANUAL GEARBOX Beavertail Body, Steel Suspension, 3 Seat Day Cab, Bonfigioli P3500L Crane, Front Stabiliters, Tow Bar, Analogue Tachograph, 5sp Manual Gearbox. - STOCK NO. R209
C J Leonard
DAF CF85 -430
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DAF CF85 -430 POA
2006 | Crane Vehicles | 26000kg CF85-430 6x2 Cheese Wedge Crane Lorry - Tandem Axle Drag 2006 24ft Cheese Wedge Body, Air Suspension, Super Sleeper Cab, Palfinger Crane PX32080 with 2 Extensions, Superwinch Cable Model 5330S, Front and Rear Stabiliers, Hydraulic Ramps, Twistlocks, Vertical Exhaust, Sunvisor, Beacons, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Kelsa Spot Light Bar, Hands Free Kit, Radio, CD, Digital Tachograph, Automatic
C J Leonard
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 £17,250.00
2007 | Crane Vehicles Fassi 17 tonne metre crane - not remote. 26 tonne rear lift / rear steer. Checker plate 21ft bed. Half steel headboard. Super singles on the front. Rear diff lock.Stainless mirror guards. LEZ compliant with Ad Blue tank. Euro 4 Good condition. Reversing camera, load camera, LED working lights,LED flashing lights, storage lockers, storage cage, Rear access ladder, crane ladder, crane pads and pad
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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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