Foldable Crane Gets a Little Brother

by | Aug 17, 2023 | crane, News | 0 comments

Foldable Crane Gets a Little Brother

by | Aug 17, 2023

Air Technical Industries announces the development of a new, scaled-down version of the unique and popular Truck-Mounted Foldable Crane (TMF). The original model TMF-2000 has been a staple of ATI’s truck crane line for decades with its outstanding feature enabling the boom to fold all the way down into the crane mast, fitting neatly within the mounting base dimensions. The new addition to the family provides for shorter reaches and lighter capacity, while still maintaining the desirable folding design and heavy-duty construction for which ATI is known.

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.


The model TMF-1000 folds down to 48” overall height, has a manual extension boom that reaches from 43” to 70” horizontal, with lift height up to 8.5 ft. It can lift 1000 pounds with the boom retracted and 500 pounds with the boom extended. Standard operation is 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 120VAC single-phase, 12VDC battery, or air-over-hydraulic lift operation. It can also be equipped 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 new TMF-1000 is an excellent tool for light-duty lifting operations in the shop or on the go. It offers tremendous versatility in a small package with simple and safe operation. Its innovative design maximizes space without sacrificing capabilities.