Auto Crane® Unveils New Hydraulic Crane Family

March 4, 2014

Auto Crane unveiled two new hydraulic service cranes at the 2014 ConExpo show and shared details with dealers at the concurrent NTEA Work Truck Show. The HC-7 and HC-8 cranes were designed to work on class 5 mechanics trucks and offer significant increases in lift capacity without any compromise on safety or stability.

Driven by customer requests to increase capacity without moving to a larger truck or chassis, the HC-7 and HC-8 represent the first products in a new line of hydraulic cranes that maximize both capacity and safety. When combined with the newly re-designed heavy-duty outriggers on Auto Crane's Titan® 38 workbody, the HC-8 delivers a full 8,000 lbs. of lift at a 49,000 ft-lb. rating on a Ford F-550, Dodge 5500 or similar chassis.

The HC-7, when mounted on a Titan crane body, will deliver a full 7,000 lbs. of capacity in all positions at a 38,000 ft-lb rating on the Ford F-550 or similar chassis. Both cranes are competitively priced and provide operators a high value, high capacity hydraulic crane designed to meet the demands of any jobsite. "Our dealers are excited about our new cranes and the increase in both capacity and value they represent," Matt Collins, Product Manager for Auto Crane, said.

The HC-7 and HC-8 are the first entries in what will be a new family of higher lifting capacity cranes designed to safely deliver what the market wants most -- more capacity and less complexity in the same package. The new crane series features the NexStar™ II crane control technology so operators don't have to manually adjust load calculations across the range of the crane. NexStar automatically stops the load at 100% of rated capacity for any given situation, with no operator guesswork. NexStar also provides fully independent proportional control of multiple crane functions simultaneously, giving operators safe, secure, and precise control over loads.

The HC series joins the recently launched 12006H crane in Auto Crane's stable of mobile service cranes geared for the demands of construction, mining, and other heavy commercial uses.

About Auto Crane and Ramsey Industries

Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Ramsey Industries is comprised of three wholly owned subsidiaries that include Auto Crane, Eskridge and Ramsey Winch. Auto Crane designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of truck-mounted electric and hydraulic cranes, crane service bodies, crane control technologies, accessories, and mobile solutions for the energy, mining, construction, industrial, forestry and railroad industries. Eskridge is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of planetary gear drives and anchor drives, digger drives, and multiple-disc brakes. Ramsey Winch designs and manufactures industry-leading industrial and consumer winches for use in towing and recovery, industrial, petroleum, off-road and ATV vehicles. For more information, visit us at, and