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  • Venturo Truck CraneVenturo HT Cranes- Venturo HT cranes offer hydraulic operation of all crane functions (planetary winch, rotation, elevation, and extension), are powered by PTO/pump, and comply with ANSI B30.5
    • HT25KX Crane - 4-function, full hydraulic, 25,000 ft*lbs crane with 5400 lbs lifting capacity
    • HT40KX Crane - 4-function high-capacity hydraulic crane typically mounted on a 14,500 GVW truck
    • HT50KX Crane - 4-function high-capacity hydraulic crane typically mounted on a 20,500 GVW truck
    • HT50KX-25 Crane - 4-function high-capacity, hydraulic crane typically mounted on a 20,500 GVW truck

  • Truck Boom CranesVenturo ET Cranes - Venturo ET (Electric Telescopic) cranes offer 12VDC electric operation of powered crane functions
    • DT7K Crane - 7,000 ft*lbs crane with 2,200 lb lifting capacity. A light-weight and low-cost alternative to our full-featured ET series cranes. Features Electric winch (manual rotation, elevation, and extension)
    • ET8K Crane - 8,000 ft*lbs crane with 3,200 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, and rotation (manual extension).
    • ET8KX Crane - 8,000 ft*lbs crane with 3,200 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, rotation, and extension.
    • ET12K Crane - 12,000 ft*lbs crane with 3,500 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, and rotation.
    • ET12KX Crane - 12,000 ft*lbs crane with 3,500 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, rotation and extension.
    • ET18KX Crane - 18,000 ft*lbs crane with 4,500 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, rotation and extension.
    • ET25K Crane - 25,000 ft*lbs crane with 5,000 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, and rotation (manual extension).
    • ET25KX Crane - 25,000 ft*lbs crane with 5,000 lb lifting capacity. Electric winch, elevation, rotation and extension.

  • Mast CraneVenturo Mast Cranes - Venturo Mast cranes utilize a mast and boom design and provide a high-value, low cost means of lifting loads up to 2,000 lbs. The are ideal for pickups, utility, and platform bodies.
    • T1400 Mast Crane - Economy model with 12VDC Electric winch, manual rotation & extension, and a folding boom. 2,250 ft*lb rating, 750 lb lifting capacity, 3' 3" boom
    • CE1500FB Mast Crane - Electric winch, manual rotation & extension, and a folding boom. 4,500 ft*lb rating, 1,500 lb lifting capacity, 3'-5' boom
    • CE6K Mast Crane - Electric winch, manual rotation, manual extension, and manual elevation. 6,000 ft*lb rating, 2,000 lb lifting capacity, 3'-5' or 4'-7' boom
    • CT200XFB Mast Crane - Heavy-duty electric winch (1.8 hp), manual rotation, manual extension, and a folding boom. 6,000 ft*lb rating, 2,000 lb lifting capacity, 3'-5', 4'-7', or 5'-9' boom
    • CT310KX Mast Crane - Four-function electric crane features heavy-duty planetary electric winch and a small footprint. 6,000 ft*lb rating, 2,000 lb lifting capacity, 4.5'-9.5' boom

  • Truck BodiesVenturo Crane Bodies - Venturo Crane Bodies are designed and manufactured exclusively for our cranes - they provide the optimum foundation both for the crane and for your work truck
    • HT25 Crane Body - Designed for ET/HT18KX and ET/HT25KX and typically mounted on 11,000 GVW truck. 25,000 ft*lbs rating, Galvaneal steel construction
    • HT40 Crane Body - Designed for HT40KX and typically mounted on 14,500 GVW truck. 40,000 ft*lbs rating, Galvaneal steel construction
    • HT50 Crane Body - Designed for HT50KX and typically mounted on 20,500 GVW truck. 50,000 ft*lbs rating, Galvaneal steel construction

 

FAQ:

Q. What size truck (GW) is recommended for my Venturo crane?

A.
Model
Recommended GVW
 
HT50KX
20,500
 
HT40KX
14,500
 
ET/HT25KX
11,000
 
ET18KX
10,500
 
ET12KX
8,800
 
ET8KX
8,000

Q. How do I interpret Venturo's model numbers?

A. This is most easily explained using a few general examples:

ET10KX
ET = Electric (over hydraulic) Telescopic
10K = 10,000 ft*lbs
X = Power extension

ET25K
ET = Electric (over hydraulic) Telescopic
25K = 25,000 ft*lbs
Since there is no “X” suffix, this model does not have power extension

HT40KX-P
HT = Hydraulic (PTO powered) Telescopic
40K = 40,000 ft*lbs
X = Power extension
P = Proportional control

Q. What does "meets ASME/ANSI B30.5 specifications" mean?

A. ASME B30.5 (also referred to as ANSI B30.5) is the official ANSI “safety standard for cableways, cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks, and slings” having a maximum rated capacity greater than one ton. Officially, “the standard presents a coordinated set of rules that may serve as a guide to government and other regulatory bodies and municipal authorities responsible for the guarding and inspection of the equipment falling within its scope”.

In our industry, the “Construction and Characteristics” section (Chapter 5-1) of the standard has come to be used as a general crane design guideline. A few of the aspects addressed by the specification include:

  • Minimum sheave diameter relative to wire rope diameter. This guideline helps prevent premature wear of wire rope.
  • Wire rope design factor (Breaking strength = 3.5 x Working load).
  • Device to prevent uncontrolled retraction of hydraulic cylinder in the event of a hydraulic system failure.
  • Visible load rating chart.

Q. How do I select the right crane capacity for my application?

A. Crane capacity is typically stated in one of two ways:

Foot*Pounds / Overturning Moment - typically used when describing Pedestal cranes.

The Foot*Pound rating is independent of the Maximum Lifting Capacity of the winch itself.

For example: the ET10KX is rated for 10,800 ft*lbs.   The Maximum Lifting Capacity of the winch is 3,200 lbs (using snatch block to provide 2 part line).

- or -

Maximum Lifting Capacity - typically used when describing Mast cranes

For example, the CT2004FB is rated for 2,000 lbs.  It is able to handle 2,000 lbs a maximum of 3 feet from the center of rotation, making it a 6,000 ft*lb crane.

How to determine Foot*Pounds (Overturning Moment)

a)      Determine the WEIGHT of the load to be picked up.

b)      Determine the DISTANCE from the Center of Crane Rotation to the spot where the load is to be picked up.

c)      FOOT*POUNDS = DISTANCE x WEIGHT

Example #1:  2000 lb WEIGHT to be picked up at 10 feet = 20,000 ft*lbs

                       Venturo crane to be used = ET25KX or HT25KX

      Example #2:  1000 lb WEIGHT to be picked up at 20 feet = 20,000 ft*lbs

                             Venturo crane to be used = ET25KX or HT25KX

Note that in both examples, the required Foot*Pounds was the same.  It is important to determine the greatest Foot*Pounds requirement (“worst case scenario”) when selecting your crane capacity.

When considering a Ferrari Knuckle-Boom (Articulating) Crane:

To convert Foot*Pounds to Meter*Tonnes, divide by 7,260.

7,260 ft*lbs = 1 meter*tonne

In most cases the Foot*Pounds calculation will dictate the model of crane to be used, the GVW of the truck, and the type of body.

 
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