ROUGH-TERRAIN CRANES 2018-08-28T03:13:26+00:00


Several unique design attributes make rough terrain cranes capable of maneuvering over surfaces and around obstacles that would otherwise limit the movement of radial-tire and track-hoe cranes. Rather than operating with three or more axles (most rubber-tire truck cranes), rough terrain cranes have two, hyper-sized axles with independent differentials. This all-wheel drive design combined with significantly wider and larger diameter tires than that of a typical radial-tire truck crane allow for maximum maneuverability in difficult conditions.

Modern Crane Service, Inc. rough-terrain cranes have three steering modes: front-wheel steering, all-wheel centric steering, and all-wheel crabbing. These steering modes give our rough-terrain cranes the ability to maneuver over challenging terrain, steep grades, and significant obstacles. Over-extending independent H-pattern hydraulic outriggers lower the center of gravity and allow a rough-terrain crane to level itself on sloped or uneven ground. Contact Modern Crane Service, Inc. today to learn more about our Rough-Terrain cranes available for rental.


1. Low Center of Gravity
The unequaled leveling abilities and robust nature of a rough-terrain crane allow our operators to minimize focus on the ground conditions while preparing the crane for use.
2. Excellent Maneuverability
Rough-terrain cranes rely on all-wheel drive powertrain and steering in order to quickly maneuver over and around obstacles that frequently limit radial-tire and track-hoe cranes.
3. Multiple Steering Modes
The ability to switch steering modes to best fit jobsite conditions ensures maximum efficiency is maintained despite challenges in weather or terrain.
4. Superior Stability
The extra wide H-pattern hydraulic outriggers lower the center of gravity of a rough-terrain crane to create extreme stability. They make an excellent choice for challenging jobsites where crane stability is a primary concern.
5. Highly Adaptable
Rough-terrain cranes give operators the ability to adapt to any conditions they may face through the duration of a project. It can be extremely costly to switch crane types due to an unforeseen weather or ground limitation. Utilizing the flexibility of a rough-terrain crane right from the start of your project ensures future challenges won’t limit jobsite productivity.