What to consider when developing truck-mounted loader cranes

Every business investment should be able to meet requirements head on. That is also the case when it comes to developing your company’s next truck-mounted loader crane. 

Here are some important considerations: 

Strong, clean design

The strong design is very important as it ensures structural integrity, durability, and reliability. Afterall, a crane is a machine that will be stressed and tested to its capacity during the many different kinds of tasks it will take part in. Hence, a strong design is necessary. 

But what about a clean design? Well, a clean design minimizes complexity and ensures that future maintenance and repairs will be easier dealt with. 

Operational safety

A  truck-mounted crane is not a toy. It as a heavy piece of machinery that is controlled by humans and often moves expensive objects. Therefore, both the humans and the materials need to be protected. A truck crane must be designed with safety features in mind, such as alarms, indicators, stability systems and more. This will lead to greater safety and more efficient work processes. 

Lift-to-weight ratio 

This is the lifting capacity of the crane relative to the weight of the crane itself. Obviously, it must be proportional, which is an important thing to determine before developing. 

Lifting capacity 

It is important to find out which kind of objects and how heavy objects the loader crane must move. Adequate lifting capacity ensures that the crane will be able to do the tasks that are demanded – and do it without any safety concerns, as the crane is built for it. 


It is not only a matter of how much a crane can lift, but also a matter of how high it can reach. The extendibility of the boom system must accommodate the intended applications. The right handling will determine how well the crane functions and can be used as intended. For example, construction sites can be restricted, and maneuverability is a must in these circumstances.  


Speaking of maneuverability, the crane itself must be designed with transportation and accessibility in mind. The engineers must find the perfect balance between lifting capacity, maneuverability, and ensure the crane can function on job sites with limited space. 

Chassis space requirements

Finally, the crane must have the needed space for the safety system, controls, and other components that goes along with the chassis. Make sure that it is also designed for special tools and other accessories that might also be needed to get the job done.