TMF-1000 Truck-Mounted Foldable Crane

Aug. 23, 2023
Air Technical's foldable crane can be mounted to a truck or the shop floor or moved around to where you need it with its portability.


A scaled-down version of the popular Truck-Mounted Foldable Crane (TMF), the TMF-1000, 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 free-rotation feature includes a screw-operated friction brake. The crane is customizable with 120V AC single-phase, 12V DC battery, or air-over-hydraulic lift operation. It can also be fitted with a manual hand crank or electric cable winch. Extra base plates are available so that one crane can be detached from its base and moved to a different location or vehicle.


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.

  • Folded Height: 48 in. (1 m)
  • Horizontal Reach: 43 to 70 in. (1 to 2 m)
  • Lift Height: Up to 8.5 ft (2.5 m).
  • Lift Capacity: 1,000 lb. (450 kg) with the boom retracted, 500 lb. (225 kg) with the boom extended
  • Crane folds up for portability: Boom lowers to a vertical position enabling the crane to be carried by two people; has built-in carrying handles
  • Boom lift is operated by hydraulic cylinder for smooth easy operation
  • 360-deg. free baseplate rotation.
  • Powered lifting cylinder remote control winch operated cable lift, and remote controls are all available