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Boom Trucks vs. Rough Terrain Cranes

Knowing the benefits and uses of various types of mobile cranes can help you to know which piece of equipment you will need for your upcoming hoisting operation. At Stampede Crane and Rigging, we provide various types of cranes for all types of industries, and some of our most commonly used cranes include boom trucks and rough terrain cranes. While both of these types of mobile cranes are used for lifting and transporting heavy loads, both cranes offer benefits that can make different types of jobs more doable.

The Benefits of Boom Trucks vs Rough Terrain Cranes

Boom trucks and rough terrain cranes are both incredibly useful for hoisting operations, but they perform best in different types of jobs. The type of job that you are doing will determine which crane will work best for you. As the name implies, rough terrain cranes are designed to move effectively over difficult ground, but there are other factors that will make a difference in which crane you should rent.

When to Rent a Boom Truck

Boom trucks, also known as picker trucks, come in all sizes and are capable of lifting various capacities. They typically have a telescoping boom and are commonly used in operations that require quick service on manageable terrain. Boom trucks are among the most basic types of mobile cranes and they are capable of travelling effortlessly over city roads. They are ideal lifting and loading operations as well as for delivering heavy loads of materials. These cranes are commonly used in construction for material delivery.

When to Rent a Rough Terrain Crain

Rough terrain cranes operate at their best when being used on jobsites with difficult or unstable terrain. Their massive tires, dual axle steering, low centre of gravity, and high level of stability allows them to safely move heavy loads around a job site. Although they offer stable lifting and transportation capabilities, rough terrain cranes are unable to drive on most roads, so they need to be delivered to job sites.

To learn more about the differences between boom trucks vs rough terrain cranes, or if you would like to learn about any of the mobile crane services available from Stampede Crane and Rigging, please contact us at the location nearest you to talk to any of our educated staff or fill out a form on our website and we will get back to you.