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.

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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

 

New Wireless Radio Controls for BigMax Cranes Released

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Cranes for Sale – Material Handling Equipment

Are you looking for a heavy duty compact crane to use for materials handling equipment that can be mounted on service trucks or loading docks? A BIGMAX knuckle boom crane is suitable for a pickup truck, flat deck truck, utility trailer or mounted to a service dock. These compact BIGMAX cranes are less than 10 ton meters with a lift moment under 72,000 ft.lbs and they are now available on-line on a wholesale basis.

Small Crane for Trailer used as Materials Handling Equipment

Small Crane for Trailer used as Materials Handling Equipment

 

75% of the hydraulic cranes sold by crane companies in North America are smaller sized cranes which lend themselves to on-line purchasing for several reasons. These articulating truck cranes are less complex, have fewer options and are easier to install than a larger capacity truck crane which is more job specific and requires more specialized chassis and options.

 

 

As one of the most highly regarded crane manufacturers, BIGMAX provides a 2 year warranty with all their electric or hydraulic cranes along with detailed installation instructions.

For a limited time period, freight will be pre-paid to any destination in the United States or Canada. Call Sales Manager Don Rice toll free at 1-877-531-8644 for a quote on available cranes for sale or for additional information!

How To Choose A Small Truck Crane

Are you looking for a small truck crane? Here is some basic information. Small truck cranes generally can lift up to 5,000 lbs. This is referred to as a lift capacity of 5,000 lbs. with a lift moment of 25,000 ft. lbs or 3.5 t/m. Small articulating cranes are often matched with trucks under 15,000# GVW  such as the Ford 550. If you are in the market for a small truck with crane, you would likely be using the crane intermittently. In this case, the crane would be powered by the truck battery.

Drive Products is a leader among small crane companies and BIGMAX cranes are one of the best small cranes in the marketplace.  They come in a range of types and styles including knuckle boom cranes and telescopic cranes.

Wholesale crane inquiries are welcome by calling Drive Products.

Telescopic Cranes for Propane Delivery Trucks

Propane Delivery Truck Cranes

BigMax Propane Delivery Cranes are specially designed for easy loading and unloading of propane tanks. These cranes are rugged and suited to harsh climates and conditions and can lift up to 5,000 lbs.

Be sure to check out the BIGMAX website at www.bigmaxcranes.com to find out more about the whole range of hydraulic truck cranes and PTO powered cranes.

To get a list of in-stock cranes for sale, you can call Drive Products.

Small Truck Cranes for Sale

Drive Products is one of leading small crane companies in North America.

They have a large selection of compact and versatile truck cranes that start in the lift range of 1800 lbs and go up from there. The BIGMAX TC Series telescopic truck cranes, flat bed cranes, and small truck cranes are excellent choices to have a look at.

BIGMAX cranes can be PTO (power take-off) or battery operated hydraulic cranes that use regular hose fittings, and are constructed with high quality steel.

See the full line of pick-up and one ton cranes today at www.bigmaxcranes.com.  You can also get an updated list of in-stock cranes for sale by calling Drive Products.