Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Shots #41 - Twin Steer Crane Truck

Partners Industrial Crane Rentals operates this twin steer Western Star with a National Series 1800 hydraulic crane. Although I didn't get a close look, it appears that the Star was fitted with the second steering axle by Simard Suspensions of Baie St-Paul QC. The National Crane is also mounted on an interesting custom platform with built in steps. The hydraulic power is provided by the truck using a front mounted PTO.
Partners has painted crossed Canada and Nova Scotia flags on the crane cab.


  1. Interesting photo and the read.There are many utility trucks which are being used for various functionalities by different companies.

  2. Western Star trucks builds their own twin steers. This could have been a Simard add-on but I doubt it.

  3. I love the look of this crane. Everything from the tandem-tandem to the compactness of the 40 ton boom. I met the operator a couple times while he was doing some lifts at our company building a few weeks ago. Real nice fella.