Why Buy BIGMAX Outrigger Stabilizers

A safe and secure lifting job begins with choosing the right crane and outriggers for the job. Riggers, also known as stabilizers, keep a truck or the ground crane support secure throughout a lifting job. Without outriggers, trucks and other vehicles risk tipping over and fatally injuring constructors on the scene.

Just a single set of outriggers usually gets the job done with regards to stability. Though in some cases, an added set of outriggers is recommended for increased protection and reliability. The additional support minimizes shifting and leaning, ensuring a job well done.

Why BIGMAX outriggers?

BIGMAX brings the largest selection of outrigger options to consumer’s disposal at incredibly affordable prices. Designs can be customized, and consultations are recommended for pinpointing the right sized outriggers. Their fast delivery and customer service makes the process streamlined and easier than ever.

They take special care for targeted instillation until everything is set securely for ultimate safety. They offer technical support and savings incomparable by any other crane supplier.

Radio Controls for Hydraulic Truck Cranes

As with most crane manufacturers, Drive Products, has always offered the option of a factory installed radio system on their BIGMAX line of small hydraulic truck cranes.

However, unlike other crane companies, Drive Products now offers a state-of-the-art wireless remote control system which has the advantage of affordability and ease in being retrofitted onto all standard Bigmax cranes that are already in service.


Drive Products’s new radio control system utilizes the proven Hetronic Hand Held MFSHL Series transmitter, and a multi section electronic valve providing proportional control for all functions.

To operate, the function is selected by engaging a toggle switch and the speed is controlled by depressing or releasing a trigger.  The hand held transmitter is available with 4 functions with or without additional PMW toggle switches for other non crane functions.  The radio transmitter is available with up to 6 toggle switches, three of which are used to operate the crane. The remaining switches can be supplied in various configurations from PMW momentary-on to 3 position type. The additional switches are typically used to activate boom-mounted hammers, hydraulic outrigger stabilizers and winches.

The multi-function control valve has a flow control section with a flow divider that controls the operating speed of all the hydraulic functions.  The electronic control valve is both sectional and proportional and includes man-sized emergency, manual over-ride levers. This safety feature will allow the crane to be operated manually in the event of an electrical problem, or if the transmitter is lost or broken.  The wiring harness, which uses DIN connectors, is weather proofed for outdoor use and can even be used on both lines of Marine Cranes sold by Drive Products.

For a quote or further information about hydraulic truck cranes for sale, marine cranes or wireless radio controls you can visit any of the following websites:

www.bigmaxcranes.com       www.craneoutriggers.com


Drive Products Supplies Outrigger Stabilizers in North America

Drive Products distributes small cranes and hydraulic outrigger stabilizers to dealers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) in Canada and the USA.

The company began selling stabilizers in 2004. The BIGMAX line of stabilizers was introduced as an option for compact BIGMAX hydraulic cranes. Only two models, designed for cranes under 20,000 ft lb rating, were offered initially.

BIGMAX Outrigger Stabilizers

The introduction of the first two models established Drive Products as a supplier of outriggers. Soon the company was attracting inquiries for other sizes and types of outrigger stabilizers. In response to this demand, Drive Products increased the model range offered from two sizes to nine and began to stock more and various models.

Bigmax Outrigger Stabilizers

Bigmax Outrigger Stabilizers

What started out as a product carried to support crane sales, grew into one of Drive Products’s major BIGMAX product lines in a relatively short time.

For more information, call Drive Products.

Cranes and outrigger stabilizers can be shipped to Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and all states East.    

New Truck Desk for Crane Operators

Super Duty Crane Truck Desk

Super Duty Crane Truck Desk

Pro Desks recently announced the new Laptop Truck Desk for the 2015 Ford Super Duty series, F 250 through the F 750 trucks. This new laptop mounting system works extremely well for all types of construction applications such as the crane equipped trucks. There are very few laptop mounts that are as strong and rugged as the Pro Desk Models and most don’t work on the job site due to light duty. The Pro Desk models are all heavy duty units designed for oil field, and rugged use situations. Drop by the Pro Desks website and check them out.

Bigmax TC100 Truck Mounted Cranes for Sale

Shipping Now – Hydraulic Truck Cranes for Sale in Canada or USA

One of the leading truck crane companies, Drive Products supplies a line of compact hydraulic cranes of which the TC100 is the smallest. This compact crane has proportional controls for all functions including lifting, slewing, and extending.

There is also one extra fourth control function which can be used for hydraulic outrigger stabilizers,  winches, etc.

The TC100 stows completely in just over two square feet of deck area making it one of the best features of its compact design.  The boom, which extends to 9.2 ft from the center line of rotation, retracts to only 3.9 ft. and can lift 1,760 lbs at this point.

With the small footprint of this crane, it makes it possible to mount inside the doorway of a van to swing a load in or out.  With the boom in a horizontal position, the TC-100 will also lift in an overhead space of only 5.5 feet above the surface of the deck.

Bigmax Truck Mounted Crane Inside Service Van

Bigmax Truck Mounted Crane Inside Service Van

The BIGMAX TC100 telescopic crane can be installed on a vehicle as small as a 1/2 ton truck.  These hydraulic truck mounted cranes have been an excellent choice for beekeepers, inside vans, for light delivery vehicles and on mining vehicles that have to operate in tight spaces.

You can get further information about these high quality cranes by calling toll free to Drive Products or by email to info@bigmaxcranes.com.

For information about becoming a hydraulic truck crane dealer in California, Oregon, Washington or Texas, please visit our wholesale cranes website at www.big-max-cranes.com


Cranes For Sale – Immediate delivery to USA or Canada

Truck Mounted Cranes for Sale in USA and Canada – Always in stock and ready to ship

Crane manufacturer Drive Products introduced the BIGMAX TC cranes in 2005. These are a family of compact and light weight small truck cranes that are also rugged and easy to install.  Although initially released as articulated hydraulic cranes for trucks – they are now widely used for a variety of applications.

The BIGMAX TC series of cranes are capable of lifting up to 5,000 lbs. with hydraulic extensions to 19.5 feet. They are available in hydraulic (PTO) or 12 V DC electric models and are suitable for mounting on 10 to 18,000 GVW trucks.

Two recognized features of the BIGMAX truck cranes are ease of operation and safety. They have proportional controls to ensure safe movement and precise placement of heavy objects.

Optional radio/wireless controls are available which gives a single person the ability to safely lift and place any large object within the length of the boom. Hydraulic outrigger stabilizers can also be provided and are carried in-stock for immediate delivery.

The industry-leading two year warranty provided by BIGMAX is another excellent reason why these are a popular crane for sale in North America.

Drive Products is known for their expertise with small cranes for trucks or boats and gives small crane buyers the attention and service they deserve.

For more information about these compact but rugged truck cranes and outriggers, please call Drive Products.

If you are interested in becoming a hydraulic truck crane dealer in Ontario please contact us thorough our wholesale crane division website www.big-max-cranes.com.



BIGMAX Outrigger Type H – Half Stabilizer

The Type H – Half Beam Outrigger Stabilizer has a cross beam with one side extension and one hydraulic leg.

Outrigger Type H Drawing

It provides an economical solution for stabilizing side-mounted equipment including small cranes ranging in size from 2 to 4 t/m. Type H outriggers are typically used on truck chassis under 19,500 GVW.

Bigmax Type H Stabilizer

This outrigger comes in two styles — with a fixed leg for cranes under 3 t/m and with an adjustable leg for cranes from 3 to 4 t/m.

BIGMAX Announces New Wireless Radio Controls for Cranes

BIGMAX Cranes has just announced they have a new Hectronic wireless remote control system that can be used for articulated or monoboom cranes that have low volume hydraulic systems.  For more than 20 years now, radio controls have been available on large articulated cranes, but most of the smaller mono-boom cranes have been manually operated using the hydraulic control valve on the crane.

There are several reasons that wireless radio controls have been slow to be accepted for smaller size truck cranes, such as:

  1. Reliable FAA approved radio controls have been too costly to justify. In the past, adding wireless controls to a small crane meant increasing its cost by 50%. The option of supplying low cost controls (of garage door opener quality for example), was not a reliable and safe alternative.
  2. Radio controls could not be easily retrofitted to cranes in stock.
  3. While inconvenient, an operator of a small crane could still manage without remote controls. Small cranes have a shorter boom and therefore the load hook is usually less than 15 feet from the operator on the ground.
  4. The few cranes that required radio controls had to be purchased with the equipment already installed at the factory with lead times of 90 to 120 days from Europe.  This delay was not acceptable to many crane purchasers.

At the BIGMAX warehouse in Canada there are currently over 60 cranes which are in-stock and ready for immediate delivery to any location in the United States, Canada, Central or South Amerca. All of these cranes can now be shipped with the new reliable and affordable wireless controls they have designed.

Drive Products, the parent crane manufacturer, has modularized the design of BIGMAX cranes to allow radio controls to be added directly at the Canadian warehouse, rather than having to be pre-ordered from the factory.  This saves two months in lead time at a reduced cost which is value passed on to its customers.

Also, any BIGMAX crane with existing manual controls that is currently in service can be economically retrofitted with the new wireless radio control system.

To get more information about these cranes, visit the website at ww.bigmaxcranes.com if you would like to get a quote on in-stock cranes for sale, with or without the new radio control system.


New MARINE CRANES Website for Drive Products

Drive Products, a leader among crane companies that distribute truck cranes to Canada, the United States, Central & South America, has just announced the launch of two new lines of Marine Cranes.

These hydraulic marine cranes are available in two complementary lines:

1) The BIGMAX mono-boom telescopic cranes are smaller and less expensive, while still offering the features that make them suitable for exposure to corrosive ocean conditions and harsh marine weather.

2) The Amco Veba articulated cranes are larger and have a longer reach, the benefit of additional boom articulation and a higher lift capacity.

Drive Products’s staff are marine specialists and have been supplying cranes to the marine industry since 1990. Both brands of marine cranes are excellent choices for cargo handling or workboats in a wide variety of applications including:

  • the Canadian Coast Guard
  • the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • fire and emergency response boats
  • patrol boats, barges and tugs
  • commercial vessels including fishing, aquaculture, crab & lobster boats
  • small private vessels and docks for lake or coastal use

Drive Products is excited about this new website launch – for further information or detailed specifications about marine cranes for sale, please visit www.big-max-cranes.com.


Truck Crane Hydraulic Outrigger Stabilizers – Type E

Type E Drawing 5Most Common Type: “E” Model hydraulic outrigger stabilizers

Common Uses: Used with truck mounted cranes, boom trucks, aerial devices, digger derricks, etc.

Configuration: One conventional cross beam with 2 side extensions and 2 hydraulic legs.

Components: Fixed, tilt up or adjustable legs and pilot-operated or manual lock valves.

Mounting: Above or below the vehicle frame.

Styles: 5 different styles of Type E stabilizers are offered by BIGMAX

The Bigmax brand of hydraulic outrigger stabilizers can be used as main or auxiliary stabilizers and are suitable for a varied range of equipment and applications.

Website:  www.craneoutriggers.com

Phone:  1-877-531-8644 Ext. 1