Air Technical Industries has introduced the TMF-1000, a scaled-down version of its Truck-Mounted Foldable Crane (TMF). It provides for shorter reaches and lighter capacity, while still maintaining the folding design and heavy-duty construction.
The crane folds down to 48 in. (1 m) and has a manual extension boom that reaches from 43 to 70 in. (1 to 2 m) horizontally, with a lift height of up to 8.5 ft (2.5 m). It can lift 1,000 lb. (450 kg) with the boom retracted and 500 lb. (225 kg) with the boom extended.
Standard operation is a manual hydraulic hand pump with free mast rotation on a robust slew bearing.
The Truck-Mounted Foldable Crane is designed to mount on a truck bed or trailer for field service work, maintenance or simply loading and unloading applications. It can also be mounted to the shop floor for assembly or positioning operations or installed on machines for loading parts. When needed, the boom pops out of the mast and is ready for use in moments. When not in use, the boom folds down completely to eliminate any potential interference or obstruction from the boom, provide some protection from the elements, and maximize the truck bed or floor space around the crane.