Auxiliary Crane An auxiliary crane is a small crane that is attached to an VI to facilitate loading or unloading. Auxiliary cranes are common on flatbed carriers, tipper carriers and TRRs, but can also be fitted to a trailer or semi-trailer.
The auxiliary crane is an articulated crane which unfolds from the vehicle to which it is fixed; it is usually installed at the rear of the cabin. It can be fitted with various accessories: hydraulic jib, clamshell, pallet fork, grapple, winch, basket ... which allow it to perform a variety of tasks. Auxiliary cranes are thus used for road construction or the transport of goods.
The installation of this type of crane is subject to strict rules and their handling requires a specific CACES. When the crane is unfolded, the carrier vehicle is held by stabilizers to prevent it from overturning.
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