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What is the difference between rough terrain cranes and all terrain cranes?

As one of the largest family-owned businesses operating in the GCC, Kanoo Cranes LLC a subdivision of Kanoo Machinery provides engineered crane solutions to the Construction, Oil and Gas and Industrial markets. There are various types of cranes used in civil engineering construction works and the rough terrain crane and all terrain crane are two major types that are used to lift and lower loads. Scroll down for a closer look at the distinguishers between them.

  • Rough Terrain Crane
  • When a project requires the lifting and moving of heavy materials on both paved surfaces and rough or uneven ground, a rough terrain crane serves as an excellent solution. These cranes are designed to maneuver over different types of terrains. Their compact design enables them to move into tighter spaces and over uneven ground while maintaining traction even on bumpy terrain.

    For more stability for lifting operations, rough terrain cranes can use a hydraulic boom and hoist to lift heavy loads to greater heights. One of the reasons why this crane is so versatile is because the cab is used for both driving and operating the crane. It carries its own counterweight which makes for a quick set up that can be utilized for long term projects.

  • All Terrain Crane
  • As its name suggests, the all terrain crane is built for use on different types of terrain and also in various weather conditions. Typically they have more tires than rough terrain cranes which are between six and eight. Its cabins are wider and have two built in engines making it a bit heavier.

    It offers a unique combination of superior off road mobility and speed on public roads while powerfully lifting heavy loads. All terrain cranes are essentially a hybrid between a mobile truck crane and a rough terrain crane.

    These cranes are especially beneficial for remote construction sites with no road access. The all terrain cranes use a hydraulically powered telescopic boom as the main lifting mechanism. This attachment offers more flexibility making the crane ideal for multi-use job sites.

    Overall, the main difference between the two types is that all-terrain cranes can travel on public roads and off-road too with the same speed on both. On the other hand rough terrain cranes can usually only be driven off-road.

    Kanoo Machinery provides suitable cranes to tackle all your lifting projects with powerful and reliable hydraulic mobile cranes for applications in construction, material handling, ports, rental etc. Contact us at our toll free number: 800 56100 and whatsapp us at : +971 56 547 9222.