Crane Trucks for Sale (152)

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

Used Crane Trucks

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.

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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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 3240
Drive
8x4
Year
2006
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2006 Mercedes ACTROS 3240 8x4 Lorry, Paltinger hiab, Winch - WX06 CKU - WDB9303062L061889
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For Auction 2021-01-27 – : 0 ATLAS COPCO XAS67 AIR COMPRESSOR, YOM 2008, DEUTZ ENGINE, NO KEYS , NO RUNNING HOURS AVAILABLE   For Auction at Coalville on 2021-01-27 at 14:00 Lot: 138443
Types
Plant Machinery
Body
Crane
Make
Deutz
Transmission
Manual
Condition
Used
Area
Leicestershire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2021-01-27 Lot No: 138443 ATLAS COPCO XAS67 AIR COMPRESSOR, YOM 2008, DEUTZ ENGINE, NO KEYS , NO RUNNING HOURS AVAILABLE ,VAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT). FLG0006942
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1999 CRANE FRUEHAUF TANKER – FUEL Trailer Tandem Axle for auction in Doncaster  on 2021-01-26 at 10:00
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Crane
Make
Fruehauf
Transmission
Manual
Year
1999
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-01-26 *DONCASTER* 9.24M, ROR DISC AXLES, 5 COMPARTMENTS* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster,...
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DAF (2021) CF450 8×2 Fitted FASSI F305A2.22
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF450
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2021
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
DAF CF 450 , 2021, 8x2, Day cab, Rear lift and steer back axle, 9T front axle, Air con, Automatic, Fitted FASSI F305A2.22 Crane, Remote control, Four speeds, Fitted NEW Macs low profile cheese wedge plant body, lashing rings...
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Volvo (2021) FH460 8 x 2 FASSI F660RA.2.26 Crane Mounted Rigid Cheesewedge
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH460
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2021
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Volvo (2021) FH460 8 x 2 FASSI F660RA.2.26 Crane Mounted Rigid Cheesewedge Come with Euro 6 Engine, Sleeper Cab, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, 9 Ton Front Axles,x I-Shift Gearbox & Air Conditioning Fitted with FASSI F660RA.2.26 Remote Crane with...
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used 2013 Daf 85cf460 in Liverpool
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF85
Variant
CF85.460
Drive
6x4
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Crane
Yes
Area
Liverpool
Region
North West
Distance
Choice of two 2013 Daf 85cf460 6x4 flat with atlas crane and grab and trailer. Ex brick block lorry very clean £poa View more
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DAF (2021) XF530 (Space Cab) 6 x 4 Tractor Unit with Choice of Cranes
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
XF
Variant
XF530
Drive
6x4
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2021
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
DAF (2021) XF530 (Space Cab) 6 x 4 Tractor Unit with Choice of Cranes Comes with a Euro 6 Engine, 9 Tonnes Front Axles, Automatic Gearbox & Air Conditioning. Includes All Work Lights, Beacons & Strobes. Additional Electrical Installation Options Available. Available for...
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26 TON VOLVO WITH HIAB 144 REMOTE CONTROL CRANE
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Volvo
Model
FE
Variant
FE300
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Crane
Yes
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
VOLVO 320 FE -26 TONNES -STEEL SUSPENSION -2008 58 REGISTRATION -CIRCULAR 300 - 000 KMS RECORDED -MANUAL 4 OVER 4 GEARBOX -DAY CAB -FITTED WITH HIAB 144 REMOTE CONTROL PIPED CRANE
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DAF (2021) CF320 & CF370 6 x 2 FASSI F155A2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Brick Grab
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF320
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2021
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Rear Mounted
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
DAF (2021) CF320 & CF370 6 x 2 FASSI F155A2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Brick Grab Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, 9 Ton Front Axle & Automatic Gearbox Fitted Rear Mounted FASSI F115A2.22 Remote Crane with...
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Volvo (2021) FM460 8 x 2 Chassis Cab x Crane & Body of Your Choice
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM420
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2021
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Volvo (2021) FM460 8 x 2, Chassis Cab x Crane & Body of Your Choice Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Globetrotter Sleeper Cab, 9 Tonnes Front Axles, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, I-Shift Gearbox, Air Conditioning & Electric Windows. Choice...
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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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