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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Mercedes-Benz Axor ATEGO 2528
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Mercedes-Benz Axor ATEGO 2528 £7,750.00
2004 | Crane Vehicles 21 foot 8ins alloy double Dropside c/w rear mounted Hiab 085L crane c/w Kinshofer brick grab and rotator attachment,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,reverse camera,heavy duty overhead gantry,manual gearbox,only 352,000 kilometres,absolutely fantastic condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
Volvo FH 460
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Volvo FH 460 POA
2017 | Crane Vehicles Make: Volvo,Model: FH 460,Body type Cheesewedge,Axle Config: 8x2 Rear Lift and Steer,Weight 32 Tonne,Registration: MVB048,Emission Class: Euro 6,Gearbox I-Shift automated mechanical 12-speed gearbox without clutch pedal,Cab Type Globetrotter,Tacho type Digital,Wheelbase (mm) 6300mm,Odometer Delivery KMs KM,Rear Air Suspension,Rear Single Reduction Solo Axle,Piped at rear for air and electrics for
MV Commercial Ltd
MAN TGS 26.400
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MAN TGS 26.400 POA
2012 | Crane Vehicles Registration: HX08XGKMake: Mercedes-Benz,Model: Actros,Body Type Tipper Grab,Axle Config: 8x4,Weight: 32 Tonne,First Registration Date: 20 Mar 2008,Emission Class: Euro 5,Gearbox: Manual,Cab Type: Day Cab,Tacho Type: Digital, Odometer: 211,111 km / 131,000 mi,Crane Manufacturer: Palfinger Epsilon,Crane Model: Epsilon E120L,Crane Extensions: 2,Wheelbase (mm): 6450,Axle Config: 8x4,BHP:
MV Commercial Ltd
MAN TGX 26.480
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MAN TGX 26.480 POA
2014 | Crane Vehicles Registration: SN64TBX,Make: MAN,Model: TGX 26.480, Body Type: Tractor Unit,Axle Config: 6x2 Tag Axle,Weight: 44 Tonne,First Registration Date: 10 Jan 2014,Gearbox: Manual Gearbox with Comfort Shift,Cab Type: XLX Sleeper Cab,Tacho Type: Digital,Crane Manufacturer: Cormach,Crane Model: Serie 34000 E5,Crane Extensions: 5,with radio remote,First Registration Date: January 10, 2014,Wheelbase (mm):
MV Commercial Ltd
Scania R Series R480
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Scania R Series R480 POA
2008 | Crane Vehicles Registration: SN58DVG,Make: Scania,Model: R480,Body Type: Tractor Unit,Axle Config: 6x2 Tag Axle,Weight: 65 Tonne,First Registration Date: 01 Oct 2008,Emission Class: Euro 4,Gearbox Manual,Cab Type Sleeper Cab,Tacho Type: Digital,Crane Manufacturer: Palfinger,Crane Model: PK 74002 Performance,Crane Extensions: 5,with radio remote,Air Kit, 360° Rotating Beacons, Air Horn, Run Up Ramps for
MV Commercial Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Axor  3236
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 3236 £72,000.00
2008 | Crane Vehicles Vertical ExhaustTool LockerBody width: 8ftBody length: 26ftWork LightsTwist Locks and Lashing RingsWinchCrane: HIAB 477 with 6 ExtensionsDay CabElectric WindowsElectric MirrorsCab SunvisorBeacon BarRear Window in Cab. Right Hand Drive
MV Commercial Ltd
MAN TGA .
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MAN TGA . £53,000.00
2008 | Crane Vehicles MAN TGA 26.400, PM50 x5 extensions, remote control, rear hydraulic legs, Auto, rear steer, 509000 km, Hydraulic power out, Twist locks, tool boxes, VBG coupling, 08 reg, inspected ready to go, MOT to July 2018............... McCauley Trailer, 01/05/08, T Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
DAF CF85 85.400ATI
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DAF CF85 85.400ATI £9,000.00
1998 | Crane Vehicles Comes as is/sold as seen - crane WITH lorry26t – 3 axle rigid with beaver tail and winch. MOT: May 2018 HIAB: Copma 1999 – C1930/3 - Max reach 12m. Right Hand Drive
DAF CF 340
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DAF CF 340 POA
2006 | Crane Vehicles 8x2 - Rear lift and steer - Fitted FASSI F485A2.25 fitted L414 fly jib with winch - Remote control - Heavy duty flat body with fall restrain posts / twist locks . Very high specification.. Right Hand Drive
Macs Truck Sales
DAF CF 340
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DAF CF 340 POA
2006 | Crane Vehicles 8x2 - Rear lift and steer - Fitted FASSI F485A2.25 fitted L414 fly jib with winch - Remote control - Heavy duty flat body with fall restrain posts / twist locks . Very high specification .. Right Hand Drive
Macs Truck Sales
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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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