Although you can find specialized cranes for just about any job function, sometimes you want a versatile piece of equipment that can do it all...Show More
Although you can find specialized cranes for just about any job function, sometimes you want a versatile piece of equipment that can do it all. All-terrain cranes combine the strength and convenience of a truck-mounted crane with the off-road capability of a rough-terrain crane. All-terrain cranes can handle rugged ground like gravel and sand while also offering maneuverability on highways and other road surfaces. Available in sizes from 10 tons to 400+ tons, you can find an all-terrain crane for just about any work site.
All-terrain cranes share some similarities with rough-terrain cranes, but they differ in important ways. As the name implies, rough-terrain cranes have specialized features — fewer tires, a wider wheelbase, and higher ground clearance — that allow them to excel on rough surfaces. However, they do not handle highways and other roads well, which can make them more difficult to move between job sites. All-terrain cranes, in contrast, can work on all types of surfaces in all types of weather without sacrificing mobility or speed. In addition to better road handling, all-terrain models offer all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, more spacious cabs, and a larger overall size than rough-terrain cranes. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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All-terrain crane rental pricing depends on several factors including location, equipment availability, and time of year. To find accurate pricing for your job, request a quote from BigRentz.
When choosing an all-terrain crane, you want to consider factors such as load capacity, hoist height, radius, and boom/jib combinations. You should review the crane’s spec sheet to make sure it meets your needs.
BigRentz offers all-terrain cranes in a variety of sizes. For example, the small 4-axle Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 crane can carry 80 tons and reach a hoist height of up to 215 feet with the folding jib attached. The larger Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 has a max carrying capacity of 551 tons and max reach of 354 feet.
Combining the best of both worlds, all-terrain cranes offer the following benefits:
The higher ground clearance, wider wheelbase, and stabilizing outriggers of rough-terrain cranes helps them excel in rough conditions without specialized equipment. If you need to travel on the highway or other road surface, however, an all-terrain model makes a better choice. All-terrains often have extra sets of wheels for increased mobility, plus between three and nine axles for all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer.
When choosing between a mobile (truck) and a fixed (tower) crane, consider the requirements and conditions of your job site. Fixed cranes lift heavy weights to great heights, making them essential for tasks like building skyscrapers or bridges and raising loads like steel beams or electricity generators.
Because tower cranes stay in one spot, however, they don’t make the best choice if you need to move them around or between worksites. In addition, while they don’t take up a lot of space, once set up, fixed cranes can require a significant amount of space and equipment to assemble and disassemble. Mobile cranes, in contrast, function well in situations requiring flexibility, mobility, and maneuverability. Since they can work with a variety of attachments, mobile cranes can serve multiple functions on a construction site.