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Which is best – a telescopic boom crane or a knuckle boom crane?

When you’re choosing a truck loader crane you have a choice of a telescopic boom crane or a knuckle boom crane. Telescopic boom cranes (also called straight boom cranes) have a cable and hook attached to a winch, while the

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How do you hire and drive a truck loader crane?

7 questions to ask yourself before hiring a truck loader crane How much lifting capacity do you need? How long does the deck need to be to accommodate your load? Do you need the crane at the rear of the

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Do you need to do a truck loader crane refresher course?

Truck loader crane operators are recommended to have unit standards 16617 Use a truck loader crane to lift and place regular goods and 30072 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of slinging regular loads safely, but it’s not a legal requirement to

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Do truck loader crane drivers need to keep a logbook?

There’s no requirement for mobile crane drivers to keep a driver work time logbook, but what about truck loader crane drivers? Most truck loader crane drivers should be filling out a work time logbook and, if not, at least recording

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What is a mobile crane?

A mobile crane is a wheeled, self-propelled vehicle with either a cable-controlled or hydraulic-powered telescoping boom crane. A mobile crane has three key benefits: Flexibility to drive on-road to the lift location High capacity Fast setup The largest mobile cranes

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What is a truck-loader crane or truck-mounted crane?

A truck loader crane, truck-mounted crane, HIAB or ‘crane truck’ is a crane that is mounted to a truck, either just behind the cab or just behind the deck. It’s designed to lift goods on and off the truck and

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