Choose the Right Hydraulic Outrigger Stabilizers for Your Crane Truck

The information in this post is extremely useful for those who are operating a vehicle that would benefit from more stability when their crane is in work mode.

Outriggers and Their Main Functions

The main function of outriggers, which are also commonly called stabilizers, is to keep a truck and crane unit stable while in operation. This is often accomplished by using a single set of outriggers, but in other cases, adding auxiliary outriggers can create an even more stable platform for handling materials during load and offload.

The additional support provided minimizes shifting and leaning creating much less stress on both the crane operator and on the equipment.

The Important Role of Outrigger Stabilizers

Another important benefit of the second set of outrigger stabilizers is the reduced wear and tear on the crane rotation system due to limited side loading. Studies have indicated that additional repair costs and loss of productivity occur from operating cranes without adequate outriggers in place.

Further information will be posted each week on each of the different styles of hydraulic outriggers and stabilizers that are commonly used on different service trucks and trailers.

We would be pleased to provide more information or answers to any specific questions.  To talk to a specialist on hydraulic outriggers, please call Drive Products.

Bigmax TC100 Truck Mounted Cranes for Sale

About The TC100 Compact Hydraulic Crane

BigMax is a popular brand in crane industry. TC100 is the smallest among the line of compact hydraulic cranes. The TC100 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.

How TC100 Compact Hydraulic Crane Works

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

 

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.

Radio-Controls-for-BIGMAX-Cranes

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.    

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.

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