The 8 Best Truck Cranes

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Truck cranes make it easy to lift heavy objects into and out of the bed, without requiring a lot of manual labor or breaking your back. They come in a range of capacities, from 500 to 2,000 pounds, and swivel back and forth for convenient unloading and accurate placement of cargo when loading. We've included standard models, as well as those with integrated winches for additional functionality, When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best truck crane on Amazon.

8. HFT 60732

7. Prohoists PH-2000

6. Black Bull BB07583

5. MaxxHaul 70238

4. Dragway Tools LD-E04021

3. Vestil WTJ-4

2. XtremepowerUS X6075

1. Apex HMC-1000

Editor's Notes

January 03, 2019:

Above all else, truck cranes must be safe to operate. This means they have to be stable when under load, sturdily constructed with high-quality components, and able to be securely mounted either to the vehicle's flat bed or receiver hitch. These properties were first and foremost in our mind when identifying the best models for most needs.


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