All-Terrain Crane Overview

All Terrain Crane at a Maxim Crane Works yard
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Off-road, muddy, or sandy job sites are no problem for an all-terrain crane. In this video, Regional Operations Manager Dustin Carmack explains how an all-terrain crane can be used across a project. With Maxim’s large footprint with 60 locations, we have the all-terrain crane you need for your job.

What I enjoy about all-terrain cranes, they have a great ability to cover a lot of different types of jobs. They can cover anything from setting a small generator on a job site to building tower cranes and reaching out over 300 feet across a job to set a large piece.

They look awesome on a job site, they have a great stance to them, and they’re a lot of fun to organize.

My name is Dustin Carmack. I’ve been with Maxim Crane Works for four years. I’m the Regional Operations Manager for the Tampa branch. And I’ve been in the business for 10 years.

So an all-terrain crane, typically it’s a larger tonnage crane that can be driven down the road to a job site.

The best types of jobs they handle are off road jobs, muddy terrains, sandy terrain. It can also get you in something that a typical truck crane can get stuck in. The all-terrains can handle a little better because they have all wheel drive.

The main components of an all-terrain is the crane itself with the large tires because it helps it handle a lot of the terrain, the main boom and then counterweights, you gotta have counterweights. It’s gonna bring counterweights with it, that’s what will follow it on the trucks.

It can range anywhere from one to 15 plus loads and then if you want to put a luffing capacity on it, that’s also gonna be a separate part of it. That’s gonna come in on separate trucks.

So Maxim’s ability with our all-terrains, we have about 60 plus locations and every location has an all-terrain in some capacity it could range from an 80 ton all the way to 1,000 ton crane that we have in our branches.

And typically the branch can cover what it is that you need to handle any lift that you may have. If the customer calls in and they need a crane, how we would tell them they need an all-terrain, typically we’re gonna go to that job site.

If they’re telling us a weight and a radius, just a rough estimate, one of the things we’re gonna ask them is ground conditions. And typically ground conditions on a smaller all-terrain is gonna differentiate if you need an all-terrain or if you need a truck crane.

There’s a lot of behind the scenes that go behind an all-terrain that a lot of people don’t see, they just see a crane on a job site and they don’t realize that it was 15 truckloads to follow behind it. Two assist cranes and 10 guys to build it.

So with Maxim’s large footprint spread out across the country, we have the ability to make it to any job site you need to with any type of all-terrain from any job. So if we don’t have one at the closest branch, we can bring one from another branch in to help assist with your project.

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