Crane Trucks for Sale (132)

Mercedes Arocs 3246 Crane Truck
Mercedes Arocs 3246 Crane Truck with Beavertail Body

Crane trucks are 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.

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.

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DAF (2020) LF230 Builders Merchant 4 x 2 Fassi F110.2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Variant
LF230
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
2020, DAF, LF230, Builders Merchant, 4 x 2, Fassi F110.2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed Comes with a Euro 6 Engine, Automatic Gearbox, Air Conditioning & Electric Windows Fitted with a NEW Fassi F110.2.22 Remote Controlled Crane with 2 Hydraulic...
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Crane Fruehauf 33000 Litre Fuel Tanker

Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Crane
Make
Fruehauf
Variant
33000 Litre Fuel Tanker
Year
1993
Condition
Used
Crane
Yes
Distance
Crane Fruehauf 33000 Litre Tri Axle Fuel Tanker ROR Axles Drum Brakes Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination – Contact for a quote
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Scania (2016) R450 8 x 2 F545RA2.25 Crane Mounted to Body of Your Choice

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R450
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2016
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
Scania (2016) R450 8 x 2 F545RA2.25 Crane Mounted to Body of Your Choice. Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Rear Lift Axle & R Cab Hi Line Sleeper. Fitted with NEW FASSI F545RA.2.25 Remote Crane with 5 Hydraulic Extensions....
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DAF (2020) CF480, 8 x 2 Fassi F820RA2.26 Mounted Crane & Front Hydraulic Legs Rigid Flatbed

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF480
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
2020DAF, CF480, 8 x 2 Fassi F820RA.2.26 Mounted Crane & Front Hydraulic Legs Rigid Flatbed Comes with a Euro 6 Engine, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows & Automatic Gearbox. Built with NEW Flat (Cabin Spec) Body inc. Pull Out Rear...
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CHOICE OF 2 EX EON DAF 45 160 WITH HMF 535, 2013, 63 REG

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Variant
45.160
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Crane
Yes
Distance
CHOICE OF 2 -EX EON -2013 63 REG -DAF 45 160 -MANUAL -HMF 535 REMOTE CONTROL CRANE WITH 2 EXTENSIONS – -MANUAL
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DAF (2020) CF320 6 x 2 FASSI F305A2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Cheesewedge

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF320
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
DAF (2020) CF320 6 x 2 FASSI F305A2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Cheesewedge Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, 9 Ton Front Axle, Automatic Gearbox, Bumper Spot Lights & Sunvisor. Fitted with NEW Fassi F305A2.22...
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Scania (2020) P320 6 x 2 FASSI F155A2.22 with Brick Grab Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Scania
Model
P Series
Variant
P320
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Rear Mounted
Distance
Scania (2020) P320 6 x 2 FASSI F155A2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Brick Grab Comes with Euro 6 Engine, XT Construction Chassis & Air Conditioning. Fitted with Rear Mounted FASSI F155A2.22 Remote Crane with Brick Grab. Built with 7.1m Alloy...
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DAF (2020) CF480 8 x 2 FASSI F710RA2.26 Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF480
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
DAF (2020) CF480 8 x 2 FASSI F710RA2.26 Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Space Sleeper Cab, 9 Tonnes Front Axles, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle & Traxon Automatic Gearbox Fitted with FASSI F710RA2.26 Remote...
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2008 DAF 26T EURO 5 CF75.310 D/S WITH ATLAS TEREX 92.2 CRANE

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
Variant
CF **
Drive
6x2
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
DAF CF 75.310, 26T, EURO 5, WITH ATLAS TEREX 92.2 CRANE, MID LIFT, TWIN STEER, REMOTE CONTROL CRANE WITH LEVERS, REAR AIR SUSPENSION. GREAT TRUCK IN AND OUT, GOOD TYRES ALL ROUND, VEHICLE HAS BEEN MAINTAINED TO A VERY...
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DAF (2020) CF480 8 x 2 Fassi F820RA.2.26 Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed

Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF480
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Distance
DAF (2020) CF480 8 x 2 Fassi F820RA.2.26 Crane Mounted Rigid Flatbed Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, 9 Ton Front Axles & Space Cab Sleeper Fitted with Fassi F820RA2.26 Remote Crane with 6...
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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.Macs logo

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.

Iveco Eurocargo Crane Truck
Typical crane truck available from Cromwell Truck Sales – here a 7.5 tonner with a Fassi F 85 Front mounted crane

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.

Beavertail truck with crane - A Mercedes Axor
Beavertail truck with crane – A Mercedes Axor

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.

An Older DAF CF Grabloader for sale at TG Commercials
An Older DAF CF Grabloader for sale at TG Commercials

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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