Truck Mounted Cranes for Sale

BIGMAX Telescopic Cranes: Compact and Rugged – Truck Mounted Cranes for Sale in USA and Canada

BIGMAX TC cranes are a family of compact and light weight small truck cranes introduced by crane manufacturer Technocrane Inc. in 2005. While initially sold as a general purpose crane for material handling, a wide variety of applications were soon found for this rugged and versatile line of small hydraulic cranes.

BIGMAX TC cranes are capable of lifting up to 5,000 lbs. with hydraulic extensions to 19.5 feet. They are available in hydraulic (PTO) or 12 V DC electric models and are suitable for mounting on 10 to 18,000 GVW trucks.

Ease of operation and safety are two recognized features of BIGMAX TC truck cranes. All of the models have proportional controls to ensure safe movement and precise placement of heavy objects. Optional radio/wireless controls means one person can safely lift and deliver/place any large object. Optional hydraulic outrigger stabilizers can also be equipped with all the truck cranes.

BIGMAX cranes are also covered by an industry-leading two year warranty.

For more information about these small but rugged truck cranes and outriggers, please call 1-877-531-8644, Ext. 1

 

BIGMAX Telescopic Cranes: Compact and Rugged Cranes for Truck Mounting

BIGMAX TC cranes are a family of compact and light weight small truck cranes introduced by crane manufacturer Technocrane Inc. in 2005. While initially sold as a general purpose crane for material handling equipment, a wide variety of applications were soon found for this rugged and versatile line of small hydraulic cranes.

BIGMAX TC cranes are capable of lifting up to 5,000 lbs. with hydraulic extensions to 19.5 feet. They are available in hydraulic (PTO) or 12 V DC electric models and are suitable for mounting on 10 to 18,000 GVW trucks.

Ease of operation and safety are two recognized features of BIGMAX TC cranes. All of the models have proportional controls to ensure safe movement and precise placement of heavy objects. Optional radio/wireless controls means one person can safely lift and deliver/place any large object. BIGMAX cranes are covered by an industry-leading two year warranty.

Here are some of the important details concerning the BIGMAX TC line of small truck cranes.

The TC100 is the smallest of the BIGMAX TC series cranes. The crane has proportional controls for all functions including slewing, lifting and extension. There is an extra fourth control function for a hydraulic outrigger or winch. One of the best features of the TC100 is its compact design. It stows completely in just over 2 square feet of deck area. The boom, which extends to 9.2 ft from the centerline of rotation, retracts to only 3.9 ft. This makes it possible to mount the crane in the doorway of a van and swing a load thru the doorway. With the boom in a horizontal position, the TC100 will also lift in an overhead space of only 5.5 feet above the deck surface.

The BIGMAX TC-160 is a versatile crane with an outstanding lift capacity. The TC160 can lift up 2,850 lbs. @ 3.7 ft from the rotation centerline with a static weight of only 385 lbs. This extraordinary lift to weight ratio is at least partly due to the the TC-160 boom which is fabricated from high tensile fine grained steel with a hexagonal cross-section to maximize strength and minimize weight. Another great feature of the TC-160 is that the mounting base of the crane (which takes up less than 1 sq ft of mounting space), can be placed almost anywhere on the body. This maximizes convenience and safety!  The remote control assembly which is supplied connected but not mounted can then be installed in the best location near the crane base.

The BIGMAX TC-200 crane has 3 optional hydraulic extensions and a heavy duty enclosed oil-bath rotation system. It is highly reliable and is designed for 15 years of normal use. All BIGMAX cranes, including the TC-200, go through rigorous testing. First, several cranes are manufactured for testing purposes. Before going into production, each model is test run, non-stop (24/7) for the equivalent of 15 years under normal operating conditions. If a component fails during this testing period, the component is redesigned and the test starts again. This process is repeated until the 15 year equivalent test cycle is complete without a problem, and only then does the crane go into production. Technocrane is so confident that BIGMAX cranes are reliable, each crane is delivered with a 2 year limited warranty.

The BIGMAX TC-260 crane can be operated by oil flow from a central, usually PTO driven, hydraulic system. This is the same for all BIGMAX TC cranes. For situations where there is no available oil flow or PTO, or, for more intermittent applications, BIGMAX DC Electric power packs are an economical option. Available in both 12 and 24 volt, DC power packs include a hydraulic pump. For safety, ease of installation and operating convenience, an in-cab power switch is included with each DC operated crane. To ensure safe operation, the power switch must be engaged before the crane can be operated.

Are you looking for a good alternative to a conventional corner mount service crane? The BIGMAX TC-300 has proven itself to be a good option for many service body applications. One of the main advantages is that BIGMAX cranes lift by raising and lowering the boom. This requires a single function operation. In contrast, winch equipped cranes require the activation of two functions, boom up-down and winch spooling. This is a more complicated operation to lift the load. For the few lifting operations, such as lifting a load close to the crane and lowering it into a manhole, an optional boom-mounted winch is available for all BIGMAX cranes.

The TC-350 BIGMAX crane has the longest hydraulic boom reach in its class. It can be extended 19’5″ with 4 hydraulic extensions.  Most comparable cranes in this category offer only 3 hydraulic extensions with an outreach of 15.5 feet. The TC-350 has a lifting capacity of 1146 lbs. at the end of the boom. Standard features include a flange mounted counterbalance valve on the main lift cylinder and sequenced boom extensions. Options include a variety of hydraulic stabilizers, a crane base for mounting the crane to the truck chassis and winch.

A standard mounting bolt pattern is one of the features on all BIGMAX telescopic cranes. This feature makes it easy for body builders to plan for the installation of a compact BIGMAX crane. The square bolt pattern also is appreciated by body builders. The square bolt pattern makes it possible to locate the crane base in any one of 4 positions during installation. Body builders or installers can also change the base position later for operator convenience or to easily relocate the slewing stop location.

There are many benefits of choosing a BIGMAX TC crane! For further information visit our website at www.bigmaxcranes.com or call toll free 1-877-531-8644.

Technocrane also produces there own brand of marine cranes and is a distributor of Amco Veba marine cranes.  More information can be found at www.technocranemarine.com

Big Crane Features in a Small Crane

If you are looking for a truck with crane, there are some details about the crane that you should consider before choosing. The term ‘small crane’ has, until recently, meant rudimentary lift equipment – often home-built. The typical small hydraulic crane or hoist consisted of a hydraulic jack mounted under a hinged steel arm with a hook on the end. These cranes were sold by discount auto parts stores for installation on a boom truck. While these cranes were inexpensive, they also were very basic. No power swing, no overload protection, and no outriggers. As a result, these small service truck cranes were often unsafe, clumsy, and difficult to operate, weighed a lot and interfered with cargo space because they did not stow when not in use.

All this began to change in the 1970’s and 80’s when hydraulics were integrated into articulated cranes in Europe. About thirty years ago, a small hydraulic truck crane, often referred to as a small ‘hiab’,  made its appearance. While usually under 3.5tm/25,000 ft.lbs in size, these small ‘hiabs’ incorporated the design, safety and operating features found on a larger, more expensive crane truck.

Today, more sophisticated and rugged small cranes are produced by the major knuckleboom crane companies as well as by several smaller companies.  Technocrane Inc., based in British Columbia Canada, focuses entirely on small cranes for trucks. Of the various small cranes available today, Technocrane’s BIGMAX TC series crane line offers the broadest range of models with the most advanced features available anywhere.

Following are the many features found in the BIGMAX range of electric or hydraulic cranes as well as the larger, more expensive industrial cranes.

-        Hydraulic slewing. This feature gives the operator full control of the load and enables the crane to be rotated safely in both directions under power. This feature eliminates the risk of a crane slewing out of control causing injury to the operator and damaging the load.

-        Hydraulic boom elevation. Unlike most small cranes that have a davit type, fixed boom, BIGMAX cranes have an articulating boom that is raised and lowered by the controlled flow of hydraulic oil in and out of the lift cylinder. The load is raised and lowered using the hydraulic boom function. This feature allows the operator to better control the load.

-        Hydraulic boom extension. This important feature enables the operator to position the load on the deck after it has been lifted. Small truck cranes without this feature still require the operator to manually move the load around on the deck, potentially exposing the operator to the same back injury that could result from lifting the load onto the deck without a crane.

-        Overload protection. This feature is provided by a safety valve on all BIGMAX hydraulic cranes. The valve effectively monitors the load being lifted by the crane.  In contrast, because most small non-hydraulic cranes will lift until they stall, without any reliable load monitoring, they are vulnerable to overloading, lack of load control, structural failure and tipping the carrier chassis.

-        Proportional controls. Proportional controls are included on all BIGMAX cranes give the operator soft-start, smoother and safer control of the load, eliminating the jerky stop/full speed type of control provided by off/on, bang/bang (non-variable) control systems common to many small cranes.

-        Additional control valve. An additional control valve section is included with all TC series BIGMAX cranes to operate the outrigger stabilizers or another additional hydraulic function to maximize the utility of the crane.

We invite you to view our TC 300 which has proven to be a great service body crane. To get more information about all Bigmax cranes for sale, call 1-877-531-8644 toll free.