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What is a Rough Terrain Crane?

When a project requires the lifting and moving of heavy materials on both paved surfaces and rough or uneven ground, a rough terrain crane is an excellent solution. We, at Stampede Crane & Rigging, know how useful rough terrain cranes can be to a variety of industries. We offer rentals for rough terrain cranes, as well as a variety of other types of mobile cranes based on your needs.

Rough Terrain Crane Basics

Rough terrain cranes are mobile cranes that are designed to maneuver over many different types of surfaces. This type of crane is built on a body with four large rubber tires that are able to climb over uneven ground and keep traction on difficult terrain. They are more compact than most other types of off-road cranes, which means that they can get into tighter spaces. Outriggers provide stability for lifting operations and, by using a hydraulic boom and hoist, rough terrain cranes are able to lift heavy loads to exceptional heights. Most rough terrain cranes have 4-wheel drive to better navigate off-road, and the rough terrain cranes available for rent from Stampede Crane & Rigging also have 4-wheel steering, which means that they can make tighter maneuvers.

Benefits of Rough Terrain Cranes

While the primary benefit of the rough terrain crane might be its ability to maneuver those unfavorable terrain job sites, the list of the RT crane advantages goes on.  Rough terrain cranes have the ability to pick up their load and carry it with them.  One of the reasons the rough terrain crane is considered so versatile is because the cab is used for both driving and operating the crane, this contributes to its compact feature, while remaining powerful.  The RT crane carries its own counterweight which makes for a quick set up and good for your long-term projects.

If you would like to learn more about what a rough terrain crane is, or if you are interested in our technical service centre or mobile crane services, contact Stampede Crane & Rigging at the location nearest you or fill out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you.