Crane Trucks for Sale (91)

The crane trucks for sale at Truckpages are often highly specialist pieces of equipment – often the cranes fitted to the trucks are more valuable than the trucks themselves!

As a specialist truck website, Truckpages helps users search for these specialist trucks.  There is a crane truck category to search plus you can filter more detail regarding the location of the crane on the truck- front, mid or rear mounted.

Used Crane Trucks

In the UK, the vast majority of the cranes we use are of the knuckle-boom variety.  However, no two crane trucks are the same – if you are a builder’s merchant and need to unload bags of sand and a variety of building materials, your crane is likely to look significantly different to one used for loading heavy machinery.

Popular brands of cranes used are Hiab, Fassi and HMF in the UK.

Crane Trucks for SaleTypical Used Volvo Crane Truck for Sale - here a Volvo FM 8x2 Euro 6 Cheesewedge
Body
Crane
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 18.250
Year
2013
Crane
Yes
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
4x4 - Dropside, - Crane - **LIBRARY - PIC** MoT: 2022-04-30T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT BALFOUR BEATTY MX13XFM
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Body
Crane
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 18.250
Year
2013
Crane
Yes
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
4x4 - Dropside, - Crane - **LIBRARY - PIC** MoT: 2022-05-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT BALFOUR BEATTY MJ62OMK
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Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Variant
LF55.170
Year
2002
Crane
Yes
Region
Yorkshire
Location
4x2 - Pole - Carrier, - Atlas - 3008 - Crane - Auger - Drill MoT: 2022-05-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. BL02UYO
For Auction at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ on 2021-10-02
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Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Variant
LF55.220
Year
2010
Euro level
Euro 5
Crane
Rear Mounted
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
2010 daf lf 55 220 4x2 18 ton 19ft dropside flat with rear mounted fassi 9TM remote crane with brick grab
Delivery trough out the uk and ireland
Call 00447739611533
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Body
Crane
Make
Fruehauf
Year
1997
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
Stainless - Tanker, - Drum - Brake, - Air - Suspension .VAT on Hammer: Y. A241531
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Body
Crane
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Variant
Eurocargo 180E25
Year
2010
Euro level
Euro 5
Crane
Yes
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
2010 [10 plate] Iveco 180e25, euro 5, 4x2 ,18 ton, 250 horse power, 8 speed manual spliter gearbox, day cab, 3 seats, 200000km, 1 owner, 18ft dropside flat with palfinger 11 tm remote control crane with polling auger , crane will fold up when the attatchment is removed, hydralic legs, front and...
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Body
Crane
Make
Other
Region
Yorkshire
Location
.VAT on Hammer: N. PL-3940
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-10-05
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Body
Crane
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 18.250
Year
2013
Crane
Yes
Region
Yorkshire
Location
4x4 - Dropside, - Crane - **LIBRARY - PIC** MoT: 2022-04-30T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT BALFOUR BEATTY MX13XFM
For Auction at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ on 2021-10-02
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More Crane Trucks Info

The size of these lorry-mounted cranes will differ hugely.  We will go into more detail below about the size of cranes and their lifting capacities, but consider the actual scale – some of the top sized knuckle boom cranes fitted to the top machinery movers would max out the payload of a 7.5 tonne truck several times over!

Buying a Used Crane Truck

Buying any second-hand truck is a complex task at any level.  When buying a crane truck you are adding an extra level of complexity as you will be buying two machines at the same time.  Not only has the truck got to be the right brand, quality and size, so too has the crane mounted to the vehicle.  Everything should be in working order and, like the truck, the crane should come with its own inspection certificate. Loler inspections are vital for equipment of this nature and an uninspected crane should not be put to work.

It is for all these reasons that crane trucks demand high prices in the used market.  If a truck buyer is looking for a particular brand of truck with a specific capacity crane with a suitable configuration and a dealer has it, price sensitivity becomes less of an issue.  The alternatives are buying new and waiting for the chassis to be delivered, followed by body building and finally the fitment of the crane.

You see there are used truck dealers who tend to specialise in these types of trucks.

Check out Macs Trucks and you will see that they not only sell used crane trucks, but also fit new cranes to new trucks to hold in stock to help operators who need a new crane truck now.

Whilst the type of crane trucks for sale at Macs Truck Sales tend to be on the heavy side – 8×2 rigids or 6×4 tractor units with cranes, Cromwell Truck Sales operates at the other end of the weight range. If you are looking to buy a 7.5 tonne truck with a crane then they stock plenty of these – both as tippers and dropsides.

Types of Crane Trucks

You will often see a crane mounted to the rear of a flatbed truck- these are for general purpose haulage use.  They become more specialist when fitted to a beavertail truck – these vehicles will usually collect plant and machinery.  If it can’t be driven or winched up the beavertail’s ramp then the crane will spring into action.

A common sight on the UK’s roads are tipping trucks fitted with cranes.  These will usually have a grab attachment on the crane and are therefore more commonly known as ‘grab loader’ trucks.  There is always a good selection of grab loader trucks for sale at Truckpages.

Brick carrier trucks are even more specialist.  These trucks stand out thanks to their brick grab attachments that hydraulically squeeze the block of bricks to move them.

Rear mounted Hiab 122 crane with stand up controls
Rear mounted Hiab 122 Brick Carrier crane with stand up controls

Truck Crane Mounting Positions

Not only is the mounting location important for collection and delivery operations, it is vital to ensure the correct distribution of payload on the vehicle itself.  Put a huge crane on the front of a 6×2 truck and expect the front axle not to be overloaded when carrying a load and you may be disappointed.

These trucks are expensive- before making any truck buying decision, speak to a specialist in this area.  When buying used, try and get the truck on a weighbridge – loaded if possible, to ensure that you are not breaking any loading rules.

Typically, specialist brick carrying trucks will have their lorry-mounted cranes sitting in the middle or the rear of the truck – especially if running in drawbar configuration.

Truck Crane Control Positions

An operator may need remote control for the operation of the crane.  It is important to get this area of truck mounted crane operation right.  Manually controlled cranes are much more simple and cheaper to buy and run, but where safety is of paramount importance with large loads or awkward delivery locations, a remote-control truck crane is a must.  The crane operators can distance themselves from the moving load or, where necessary, can get right up close to make sure they have pinpoint accuracy.

Crane Capacities

The rating of the crane will depend on two criteria – obviously the weight of the loads to be lifted is vital, but so is the distance over which the load must travel away from the centre of the crane.  It is relatively easy to lift a heavy weight with a short boom.  The longer the boom, the higher the rating of the crane.

The measurement that is important therefore is the ‘tonne-metre’ – the weight that can be lifted at a distance of one metre from the centre of the crane.  So a 30 tonne-metre crane lifting something three metres away can ‘only’ lift 10 tonnes. The problem arises that the greater the distances, the larger and beefier the crane needs to be – therefore heavier.  This reduces the payload of the truck considerably.  Often the crane can lift much more than the truck is allowed to carry.

Many crane manufacturers have different boom configurations.  The most familiar is the knuckle boom crane where the second boom folds away by the column.  Sometimes the first boom will be longer – or other designs make it possible to park the crane in a transport position.

Crane Attachments

From a simple hook to complicated rotating grabs and buckets, there is a bewildering range of crane attachments available from all the major manufacturers.  Check with the used dealer exactly which attachments are included in the sale of the vehicle – they may have some others that could be of interest to you as well – try and broker a deal!

Cranes on Trailers

Even more specialist, but we see plenty of trailers with cranes fitted.  These are usually brick carrying trailers, but some specialist kit is available that will load containers on and off the trailer – using a crane at the front and the rear of the trailer simultaneously.

Palfinger’s Heavy Duty Truck Cranes

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DAF Crane Trucks (19)

DAF Crane trucks are available for sale starting at a small, 7.5 tonne DAF LF tipper with a crane for builders merchant use to top of the range 8x4 DAF XF trucks with cranes for machinery transport.

You will find them all listed for sale at Truckpages.

Remember to use the ‘crane’ filter on the search results – you can specify a rear-mounted, mid-mounted or rear-mounted crane on the DAF truck of  your choice – remember though that not everyone always enters all of the details.
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Iveco Crane Trucks (11)

The Iveco Eurocargo has been well designed for crane truck applications - there are lots of this type of configuration in Iveco's native Italy.

On these pages you will find a range of Iveco crane trucks, from the front-mounted 7.5 tonne with dropside or steel tipper body to the 18-tonne rear-mounted Eurocargo fitted with a brick grab.
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