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.

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.    

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

 

How and Where are Small Truck Cranes Installed?

Most often, truck mounted cranes are bolted to a reinforced mounting pad on a flatbed truck.  (Another term for a flatbed is a platform or a deck).  The crane can also be secured with outrigger stabilizers that are mounted to the crane truck chassis. Finally, the cranes can be mounted to the rear deck or bumper of a service truck bodies. Trailer mounted cranes are also popular.

BIGMAX knuckle boom cranes and telescopic cranes are suitable for mounting in any of these locations.

For more information about small truck cranes, visit www.bigmaxcranes.com.

 

Flat Deck Crane

Propane Delivery Flat Deck Cranes

Drive Products stands out among crane manufacturers for being instrumental in developing and establishing the small truck crane market in the United States and Canada.

The BIGMAX line-up includes the smaller lighter duty cranes that are used on flat decks and other service trucks.

Bigmax cranes can also be used to deliver propane tanks to rural and job site locations.

For more information, check out the latest news about BIGMAX cranes for sale at www.bigmaxcranes.com or call 1-877-531-8644.

If you need additional information about crane or truck stabilizer outriggers, you can visit the website at www.craneoutriggers.com.