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knuckleboom crane

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawnboy82, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 51

    Do any of you guys have plow trucks equiped with knuckleboom cranes? I was just wondering if you can lift up a larger sander with one and put it on the truck bed from the ground.
     
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Most sanders even the large ones are still under 1000lbs. I mean a non-municipal sander I think you should be able to lift that much.
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Anyone that has a sander big enough that you can't lift it with a chain fall. Probably has a loader or something big enough to load the sander. Even my v-box for my F 650 weighs undere 1500 lbs.

    Geoff
     
  4. Jakegypsum

    Jakegypsum Guest
    Messages: 0

    Most knuckle boom cranes should be able to pick up around 2000 lbs. If it is along the line of a roofing boom type crane, then there should be no problem. Jake.
     
  5. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    sure, we do it all the time. depends on the boom as to what it can pick up and of course the slings that you use. We use Prentice loaders and are able to handle the sanders loaded with salt too although this isn't the desired operation. The object is to leave the yard with the right amount of material so that you return empty, second most important thing is to use the pressure washer and clean out the residue after each use.