Knuckle Boom Crane Truck With Grapple Saw - Available For Hire In Southern Highlands & Sydney NSW


Canopy Tree can see the need for increased safety and efficiency within the tree industry, we are pleased to be acquiring this unique knuckle boom crane truck.

A Volvo 850 twin steer truck with a specially mounted 638 Hiab x Hipro crane on a custom chassis.

This crane has a reach vertically of 27m and a horizontal reach of 24m, with a lift capacity at a horizontal reach of 1.2 tons.

It comes with lift capacity from a dedicated hook or winch cable at the end of the fly boom. Being a big crane it has the capacity of 4m meters to lift a whopping 11300 KG (11.3 Tons).

These cranes are versatile and can lift both horizontally and vertically, we are planning to attach a grapple saw (Mecanil SG220 Remote) to the end of the boom so we can perform tree removal and some pruning from the ground.  The grapple saw crane truck is the safest and most efficient method of tree removal. The operator removes the tree from the ground via radio control, eliminating the need for climbing, rigging and cutting by hand.

This is a tried and tested method here in Australia the USA and Europe.


Below is an example video showing the Mecanil SG220 in action

Knuckle Boom Crane Truck Hire Southern Highlands, Macarthur & Sydney NSW

We will be using the crane truck within our own business but it will be also will be wet hired with an operator to:

  • Other tree contractors
  • Building and construction contractors and tier 1 sites
  • Government and Local Authorities
  • Roads & Maritime

Also, for anyone out there that needs something lifted cut or moved, we also have a 22-ton dog trailer that can be towed behind this truck crane.

We have one operator at present with considerable experience in crane operation under a C6 slew crane license and we are in the process of training 2 other employees to operate the crane through a licensed RTO for crane training.
Watch this space as it is coming in mid to late June. If you would like more info, please don’t hesitate to ring our friendly office staff on 1300 799 540.

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