Rough Terrain Crane

The main advantage:

Rough terrain cranes capable of maneuvering over surfaces and around obstacles that limit the movement of rubber-tire truck cranes and track hoe cranes. They also have over-sized tires which are significantly wider and larger in diameter than those found on a typical radial-tire truck crane.

The ability to maneuver over uneven ground, up and down steep grades, over muddy and snowy terrain, and over obstacles. In addition to the tires, they have a wider wheel base and larger engines than truck cranes.

A rough terrain crane can level itself even when the ground beneath the machine is sloped or uneven. The narrow body of a standard crane means the center of gravity is elevated which equates to instability. As most track cranes do not have outriggers, the stability of a rough terrain crane makes it far more useful on a rugged jobsite.

The main disadvantage:

  • Though not as complicated as crawler crane, transportation between site is still not an easy task
  • Need an outrigger to stabilize when lifting load
  • Limited height and load capacity

 

Working applications:

Designed specifically for pick-and-carry operations, the rough terrain crane is used for building bridges, operations in power and chemical plants and refineries and for large-scale construction projects.

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Description

Lifting Capacity
(ton)

Manufacturer

Type

Number of Units

Load Chart(s) 

70

KATO

KR-70H

2

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65

KATO

SL-650R

1

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60

TADANO

GR-600EX

1

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50

KOBELCO

RK500

1

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50

KATO

KR-50HL

1

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50

KATO

SS-500SP-V

1

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35

KATO

KR-35HV2

1

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35

KATO

KR-35HV

1

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25

KATO

KR-25H

4

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25

KATO

KR25HV2

2

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25

KOBELCO

RK-250

1

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