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Mobile Cranes: Getting to Know the Different Types

Mobile Cranes | Oct 4 / 18

Getting to know the different types of mobile cranes can help you make an informed decision about which crane will work best for your particular needs. At Stampede Cranes, we understand how important it is to have the right type of crane for your worksite needs. That is why we offer a wide range of mobile cranes for rent.

Types of Mobile Cranes

Some of the different types of mobile cranes available for rent include:

Hydraulic All-Terrain Cranes

Hydraulic all-terrain cranes are specifically designed to be used on a wide range of different types of terrain, under various weather conditions. This type of mobile crane offers superior off-road/rough terrain mobility, as well as fast speeds on public roads and highways, making it the perfect choice for remote construction sites that have no road access. As one of the largest mobile cranes available for rent, hydraulic all-terrain cranes work to provide the mobility of picker trucks with the maneuverability of rough terrain cranes.

Picker Trucks

Picker trucks, also known as boom trucks, feature a hydraulic extension that can be used to hoist workers and loads of varying sizes. With the hoisting capability of a small crane combined with the travel and towing capacity of a flatbed truck, picker trucks can be used to easily move loads from one location to the next. Picker trucks also feature a basket attached at the end of the boom, which can be used to safely hoist a worker in the air to work on higher up applications.

Rough Terrain Cranes

Rough terrain cranes are especially ideal for pick-and-carry applications, as well as for off-road or rough terrain applications. This type of mobile crane boasts a compact and rugged design and a telescopic boom that offers complete and easy maneuverability. All rough terrain cranes are mounted on an undercarriage with four rubber tires in order to provide a higher level of movability and versatility on the jobsite.

Crawler Cranes

Crawler cranes are ideal for heavy-duty lifting applications, as they can easily perform lifting operations on numerous ground surfaces, including soft grounds. Unlike other types of mobile cranes, crawler cranes run on tracks which allow the machine’s weight to be equally deployed, making the crane more stable and capable of lifting heavier loads; however, since crawler cranes are larger than other types of cranes, they often have to be dismantled into smaller pieces when being transported from one location to another.

If you would like to learn more about getting to know the different types of mobile cranes, or if you are interested in one of our technical services centre or mobile crane services, please contact Stampede Cranes at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact from on our website.