In most shops the cherry picker/crane is only used a few times a month, the
rest of the time it's shoved into a corner and comes to mind only after
tripping over one of the legs - #@$%#^$&!
Well, about forty years ago a small company in Michigan got the idea to
put together a crane that could do more than just be a crane.
By cleverly designing the beast with an attachable lift column in
front of the main post, they have made a very utilitarian lifting device
out of a conventional crane.
With a few modifications you could have yourself an engine stand, a
fork lift, a pallet truck, a hydraulic hand truck, a front end lift
and dozens of other worthwhile lifting devices for your shop, warehouse
And one particularly nice feature is - It doesn't cost a whole heck of a
lot more than standard heavy capacity cherry pickers!
TJC TRUCK JACKCRANE
TJC 3 Ton Crane -7 Ton Jack $4,290
(TJC-HB Optional High Boom Attachment $298 Illustrated with farm tractor, below)
(TJC-ELPS Optional Cross Slider Attachment to use Crane as an End lift $440
Illustrated lifting truck front end, below)
FRAME LENGTH W/EXTENDING LEGS
FRAME HEIGHT W/WITHOUT BOOM
FRAME WIDTH (INSIDE/OUTSIDE LEGS)
BOOM LENGTH FROM FRAME
BOOM CAPACITY Closed
BOOM CAPACITY Midway
BOOM CAPACITY Full Out
BOOM LIFTING RANGE
35" to 130"
BOOM REACH BEYOND CLOSED LEGS
LIFTING ARM TRAVEL (Stroke)
LIFTING PAD RANGE (W/8" Adjustment)
14" TO 46"
LIFTING PAD SLIDE ADJUSTMENT
10" TO 43"
TJC at Work -
As a 7 ton front end lift, 3 ton engine lift
and variable capacity high lift crane