What is a mobile crane truck?

Back to blog

What is a mobile crane truck?

What is a mobile crane truck?

Mobile crane trucks and their uses

A mobile crane truck is a crane that is mounted on a heavy, modified truck chassis so that it can lift, lower or move loaded materials horizontally and vertically.

What types of industries does Can Ridge use mobile cranes for?

Can Ridge provides Mobile Crane Services for a vast array of industries. Mobile cranes are typically used for construction, infrastructure, roofing, HVAC, and industrial moving. Our mobile crane fleet can also be used for installing pre-cast concrete, concrete blocks, and MOT barriers. If you have an item that needs a lift, Can Ridge can provide a solution for you.

What kind of cranes are available?

Can Ridge has a large fleet of cranes is comprised of Stiff BoomsFolding Booms, and Hydraulic Cranes, with multiple configurations to best meet the needs of our customers. We can offer a variety of mobile cranes from 20 to 270 tons, ensuring a solution for every need, including transporting, lifting, and maneuvering large or small assets.

What is a Stiff Boom Crane?

A Stiff Boom Crane, also known as Telescopic or Straight Boom Cranes utilize a hydraulic winch to lift materials that are raised or lowered using the “boom”. The boom is the steel arm of the crane that holds the load of materials being moved. A Stiff Boom Crane can be maneuvered in 4 different ways. The boom can be rotated, extended, lifted, and the hydraulic winch can raise or lower.

Learn more about Stiff Boom Cranes.

What is a Folding Boom Crane?

A Folding Boom Crane, also known as Knuckle Boom Cranes, Loader Cranes, Picker Cranes, or Articulating Cranes, are engineered to work in tight quarters. A Folding Boom Crane consists of two booms (Main Boom and Outer Boom), which are attached by knuckles that allow the entire boom structure to move in and out, just like the knuckles in a human finger. Along with 360° rotation, and hydraulic winch. This allows for Knuckle Boom Cranes to maneuver in tight areas where other cranes would not be able to operate.

Learn more about Folding Boom Cranes.

What is a Hydraulic Crane?

A Hydraulic Crane operates similarly to Stiff Boom Cranes, with the boom allowing to be rotated, extended, lifted, as well as the winch being able to raise or lower. Hydraulic Cranes provide unparalleled lifting power compared to other mobile cranes that rely only on electric or diesel motors to power the cranes, as the addition of an internal hydraulic system allows for the crane lift of heavier loads. Due to the many axles and outriggers, Hydraulic Cranes are extremely stable while providing an impressive lifting capacity.

Learn more about Hydraulic Cranes.

Request A QUOTE

Request a quote for your crane service needs.