Accessory or Necessity?
While truck cranes can help producers perform jobs quickly and efficiently, the right crane accessories can make the process even easier. Here are just a couple from the wide range of available extras.
Cast nylon crane mats
Ensinger lightweight, high-capacity crane mats can handle between 85,000 (7/8-in mat) and 500,000 lb (1-in mat). The FEA-tested mats are the only cast nylon crane mats designed for the construction equipment industry. They have a higher weight capacity than 2-in ultra-high molecular weight mats in most sizes and offer better ground surface coverage. They retain their shape, are easy to store, and are available in bright yellow for better visibility. CraneWorksMats. 866-560-7779. www.craneworksmats.com.
Concrete bucket with vibrator
The motorized concrete bucket attaches to the end of a crane to deliver concrete to a specific spot. It makes pouring footings a one-man operation and eliminates waste by controlling the flow of concrete. Operate it manually or with remote control with a rechargeable remote battery that lasts up to eight hours. The bucket is available in 1- to 4-cubic-yard capacities. BIK Hydraulics Ltd. 888-557-2244. www.bikboomtrucks.com.
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