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MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs

MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs

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Fully adjustable hydraulic crane slides into your trailer hitch receiver so that your truck bed remains free for loading cargo. Adjustable legs provide excellent support to limit the weight put on your hitch. Breaks down easily for compact storage. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed accessories from MaxxTow. MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs part number MT70238 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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MaxxTow Truck Bed Accessories - MT70238

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Fully adjustable hydraulic crane slides into your trailer hitch receiver so that your truck bed remains free for loading cargo. Adjustable legs provide excellent support to limit the weight put on your hitch. Breaks down easily for compact storage.


  • Hydraulic crane lets you easily lift cargo and equipment into and out of your pickup truck bed
  • Hitch-mounted design frees up truck bed for loads
  • T-style base positions crane off to the side of your truck for maximum clearance
  • Adjustable-height support legs brace the crane and shoulder the weight of your load
    • Hitch tongue weight virtually unaffected
    • Legs adjust to match different hitch heights
  • Hydraulic function provides smooth, steady lifting and lowering
    • Removable handle functions as lever for simple operation
    • No wiring necessary
  • 3 Boom positions - move pivot point in, toward crane base, to better support heavy loads
  • 360-Degree swivel provides versatility
  • Collapsible and removable for simple, compact travel and storage
    • Quick pins make positioning and storing a snap
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant powder coat finish
  • Pin and clip included to secure crane to hitch


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity:
    • Farthest boom position: 500 lbs
    • Center boom position: 750 lbs
    • Innermost boom position: 1,000 lbs
  • Boom length: 43"
  • Weight of boom only: 69 lbs
  • 90-Day warranty

Easily load and unload cargo and equipment into and out of your pickup truck bed with this heavy-duty, hitch-mounted crane. Hydraulic ability eliminates the need for wiring and provides smooth, controlled operation.

Hitch-Mounted Design

MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane

This crane conveniently slides into your 2-inch trailer hitch receiver, leaving your truck bed open so that you can easily load all of your cargo. The T-style base ensures that the crane sits off to the side of your truck so that you get absolute clearance for moving items into and out of your truck bed.

MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane Base

It is recommended that you use the crane with either a Class III or Class IV hitch to ensure that you do not exceed your hitch's maximum tongue weight capacity. That being said, this crane is designed to take up as little tongue weight as possible. The majority of the weight of your load is supported not by the hitch itself, but by the two integrated legs of the crane. These support legs sit beneath the hydraulic ram to provide a strong, sturdy base. Easily adjust the legs to match the height of your trailer hitch, and they will provide an excellent foundation for your application.

Easy Operation

MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane Operation

To work the crane, simply insert the included handle into the slot near the hydraulic ram. To raise the boom, just pump the handle. Once your load is at the intended height, manually pivot the upright post to move the item into your truck bed. Then slowly turn the release valve counterclockwise to drop the hydraulic pressure, thus lowering your load.

Three Boom Positions

MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane Boom Positions

Three different boom positions are available, ensuring proper leverage for any given load. Choose the position farthest out on the crane arm for wide or unwieldy cargo to make maneuvering it into your truck bed a snap. For heavier items, move the fulcrum point closer to the body of the crane. This change in leverage provides an increase in mechanical advantage to make hoisting heavy loads easy.

Simple, Compact Storage

MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane Breakdown and Storage

Storing the crane is simple. The entire thing breaks down for compact storage. Remove the boom by first dropping it to its lowest position. Then fold the boom up and lift it off of the base assembly. Remove the base from your hitch receiver and use the quick pins to release the legs. Fold the legs up, and use the integrated storage strap to tie everything together.

70238 Maxx Tow Hitch-Mounted Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane

Customer Reviews

MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs - MT70238

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (149 Customer Reviews)

Fully adjustable hydraulic crane slides into your trailer hitch receiver so that your truck bed remains free for loading cargo. Adjustable legs provide excellent support to limit the weight put on your hitch. Breaks down easily for compact storage.

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I just received my truck Bumper hitch crane, that I am excited to be able to remove & install my 5th wheel hitch know with ease. I am so glad that I found this product. It is very convenient & portable. It is able to be folded down & carried in the back of my truck and set up again in minutes . Thanks to etrailer.com & MaxxTow 223914

Dana, i want to use this hoist for the same purpose as you, I have a 250b sliding hitch that I need to remove from my truck after vacation season and I would appreciate your help. Im up there in age 72 and my strength is now less than it was so I have two questions:1. how did you connect the hitch to the hook on the hoist...did you use straps, chains, other?2. when using the hoist to lift the hitch back into the truck to reinstall the hitch was hoist capable of maneuvering into the hitch into the correct position or did you have to use muscle power to finally reposition the hitch after it was in the truck bed? Many thanks,
-- comment by: Tony K - 03/12/2016


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This item came pretty well packaged. They shipped it in a heavy cardboard box with a thin plywood lining inside. Every item was bubble wrapped. The box was badly beat up by who ever delivered it. But, I have to say there was only a little scratched off paint (impressed). I occasionally need the ability to load heavy items into my truck alone. From a large welder, broken cement, to small logs for my sawmill. This item will greatly help with this. I opened it today and put it together on my truck. Chevy Silverado, with a bottom hitch height 16.5" off the ground . It mounts up well. Seems very well built. There is adjustment on the feet and on the legs. Seems like it will adapt to a lot of hitch heights. All the parts were there and fit together well. I havn't needed to use it yet, but it looks up to the task. This item came very quickly as usual always from etrailer. 575537

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1000# hydraulic pu truck lift arrived in 1day ,esay to asemble,great quality paint/material, works as advertised. VEry pleased. 570235

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This crane works great when you need to load a heavy object in the back of your truck and don't have help. The stand transfers a lot of the weight to the ground rather than have it cantilever off the receiver of your truck, this also greatly reduces suspension bounce when lifting and lowering a heavy object. If the boom was a little longer it would make the pick and swing a little easier for my truck. However, making the boom longer changes the load dynamic which would require the crane to stronger, heavier and probably more expensive. This crane works as advertised. 447043

A year later and the crane is still functioning great. No hydraulic leaks and storage is easy. It was worth the money just from saving my back. You have to get something heavy loaded into your truck but there is not always someone around to help. My heaviest load on my crane was a 5kVA power backup unit complete with internal batteries and transformer.
Nathan - 10/28/2018


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quick shipping, easily assembled and when not in use it easily fits in to a across the bed tool box. I've read several reviews for different brands before ordering this one. great product for a great price 639564

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This little Jib Crane is exactly as advertised and a wonderful value for the price. I am getting to the age where lifting anything 100 lbs or more is difficult to impossible. I found that, with this crane, my tasks become much easier. Once assembled, I found setup and breakdown to take no more than 5 to 7 minutes. I simply position my F150 pickup in my work area, attach and set up the crane, and go about my task. The crane also stores compactly on some shelving in my garage when not in use. The folks a E Trailer were very helpful also. Finally, shipping was very quick. 415416

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Got it put together this morning. Everything fit and looks good. Looks strong. Welds look good. Boom moves around easily. I set it up on an incline as you can see in the photo, just to get a look at it. I promise I will not use it on an incline. If I use the 750 or 1000 lb section, I will probably need to take tailgate off, which is smart to do anyway (probably would never lift that much anyway unless I really had to). Will be able to use the 500lb hole for most of the stuff I have for home projects and camping, even the garden tiller. And should store easily in my truck tool box. I would much rather have one of these than one that mounts in the bed and screws up the bed liner. Im pleased. Neighbors will probably be walking over to take a look at it. Maybe somebody else on the street will want one. 115193

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Product was shipped right away, arrived in the time specified with all parts and no damage, so great experience with etrailer and will order from them again! As for the product (MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches), it is sturdy (and heavy). No issues lifting a large oak stump that is easily 500 lbs. (Note on hitch height: mine is ~15” from the ground with no load. I had to use a car jack to remove and reinstall the Crain with the load in the bed due to drop in hitch height) 706737

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Works like a charm. Assembly is easy. Though packing of the unit suffered a lot in transit but the lift survived shipping with no damage at all. It arrived just in time to hoist my 300 lb generator out of my truck. Lifted it with ease. Definetly worth the price. 217312

Works just fine. Very happy with it.
Warren - 08/05/2016


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Only used a couple times since purchase. But was sure glad I had it when needed it. Had an opportunity for a great deal on a generator welder (weighs 646 lbs) this crane made it possible to load in truck and then again to pick up and swing it onto its own trailer. 718168

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After all this time I was able to use this crane. The delay was due to my inability to pick up 2 men rocks without a 3 prong tong; which I finally found somewhere else I'm not sure if I missed one you offer, but didn't see it as an option. I think that there ought to be a better adjustable legs. Because my truck sits a little low, the legs provided were useless to me. (As a resolve I attached the crane base to my roof rack with a steel cable to suspend the unit.) Today I finally was able to do what I needed to do. 454963

love it
George - 11/26/2018


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Very well made product. I received the product and the box was all torn,luckly everything was there. The unit was easy to assemble and as the other customers reported the bag was torn as well as the box. I'm pleased with the unit. A little heavy but my generator is heavier. 573171

After a year the unit is holding up great.
Victor C - 10/11/2019


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I ordered this Friday morning and received it early Saturday afternoon. Free shipping in only 1 day was awesome. I assembled this product in about 20 minutes and put it through the motions. All worked just fine. I did not lift anything with it but did not see why it wouldn't do the job when needed. Broke it all down and put it away in about 10 minutes. Assembly and disassembly will be faster next time now that I know how it goes together. It will make lifting my 300 pound generator a breeze to load/unload without having to find a 2nd person to come help me lift it into the bed of my truck 565840

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Great product for loading my generator in back of pickup. Prompt delivery- good quality . 418185

Tom s - 08/09/2018


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I received my truck crane today & it was a very heavy box, which the UPS driver was not to happy about ? My back won't let me lift heavy things as I get older & smarter so leverage is good right? I broke with tradition by assembling the crane on the vehicle. 1st I put the stabilizing feet together & mounted to the base then I put the receiver hitch arm on & mounted it to the vehicle & everything from that point on was just a matter of stacking the remaining parts until it was completed by loosely fitting the nuts & bolts & tightening them down after the assembly was right. Everything fit well though there were some metal burrs here & there left over from manufacturing, all easily removed with a screw driver & a hammer, the assembly was straight forward. I tested the crane out by picking up an engine using the 10,000# axle straps that I also bought from etrailer which I recommend as the flat D rings on the straps easily fit into the cranes chain hook. I like the fact that I can pick up the arm on the bottle jack so that I don't have to spend a lot of time hand pumping it all of the way up to take up the slack, so far I like it a lot & I can guarantee that E-trailer will sell a few more once my friends & family see it in action. 367680

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I just finished the initial assembly and use of my hitch crane to unload a folding motorcycle trailer from the bed of my F-150 pick-up truck. There are only a few fasteners that are required (which were provided), and the assembly was fairly intuitive. There was adequate adjustment in the leg assemblies, and I had no issues leveling the horizontal bar with the T-bar inserted into my hitch. If you're lifting from the truck to the ground, make sure you have sufficient rigging from the truck bed to your lifting point. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to unhook, or possibly even set the load on the ground; and will then need to put the load back in the truck and re-rig to allow you to unhook the load when it’s set on the ground. I wish the crane had a little longer reach (a larger circumference from the vertical post). But, the crane will still be very valuable to me; allowing me to load and unload my folding motorcycle trailer, lawn mower, generator, and other such loads when other personnel are not available to help me. Overall, I’m very satisfied. ...just need to determine how I can minimize it’s footprint when not in use. I have another motorcycle to transport in a couple weeks which will give me an opportunity to take a photo illustrating the practicality of the crane while in use. I’ll try not to forget to take a few photos and attempt to post them here. I’ll do the same if I have a good solution for minimizing the crane’s storage space. 498551

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The Max Tow, lift does exactly what I purchased it for, lifting my fifth wheel hitch in and out of my truck. Built strong and tuff. 335211

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So, where to begin. I ordered the hitch mount crane to assist loads of 200 lbs. Plus. I paid and was informed that the item would be shipped that day. It was during the holidays so I expected it to arrive a week after it was ordered. It wasn't. I then called and found out it had not been shipped at all. Izzy then said she would get it out that day from the source. True to her word she did. 4 days later the package arrived. The next day I assembled the crane and when inserting the chain link into the receiver slot, I discovered it was not manufactured correctly. So I called and spoke to Suzanne. She asked me to send her pictures to show what was wrong. I did, she couldn't open them and emailed me back to ask for them again. So I sent her three emails so she could see the issue. She forwarded these to the manufacturer and sure enough they had assembled the arm upside down. So they said they would send another one and replace the original. I went to a local retailer, picked up 5 links of a rated chain with longer links, replaced the hook, and chain so that it would work, and called them to not send this 140 lb item again. All of their service people were solution oriented and helpful. We stopped the shipment and now we wait and watch what happens. 235355

It works fine. I load large tool boxes, generators and fuel tanks with ease. Assembly takes time, but lifting large heavy items make it one of my most valuable tools. Thanks for asking and following up.
Trace F - 03/12/2017


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I ordered this on a Sunday and received it on Thursdays: very fast shipping for something that weighs so much. Box had come open, so I was worried that there might be something missing. Everything was accounted for, but I would recommend that the box have shipping strapping. One of the leg brackets on the base assembly was bent, but i was able to bend it back. This is the only reason why I ididn't give it 5 stars. Now to the review: great product, very sturdy well built and between the included instructions and the etrailer video, I had no problem assembling. Worked great! I had a large length of green oak (with a nice piece of burl) in my truck bed that I was able to easily take out of the bed and lower to the floor. I am sure that I will be using it for a lot of other things in the future. 336349

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Solidly built. Easy to assemble. However it did not reach as far into the truck bed as I’d hoped. Still I managed to remove a 350 lb Demco Highjacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitch without breaking my back. 696430

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I have received my order. The shipment arrived on Monday afternoon, 4/22. I had opportunity to unpack and assemble on Tuesday afternoon (after doing my chores). My first observation before unpacking the Truck Crane was the condition of the box. It was very abused and gave me concern of the condition of the contents. I was pleased to find additional padding and plywood packaging inside the box and the Truck Crane had not received anything more than some minor cosmetic affect. However, one item damaged beyond use is the cover bag to be used to protect, keep dirt out, of the load bearings. It appears the packaged was shipped on end, with the top of the Truck Crane down. The weight of the assembly wore through the thin material of the bag. Assembly was easy enough with all required parts available. Again another however, I would strongly suggest use of locking (nylon inserts) nuts to prevent them loosening. I was very surprised to the see the use of standard nuts and split lock washers. If the nuts are tightened enough to properly engage the split lock washers, I fear movement of the joint will be compromised. I will change these on my unit. I am disappointed in the performance of the Truck Crane. The product description of the Truck Crane in your webpage, describes a 43" boom. The information on the Truck Crane label states a 48" boom. Your information is more accurate in that the boom is closer to your stated 43". However, the true reach of the boom is only 30" at the farthest lift point, Boom Hole (500#s). It appears my expectations of the product were too grande. My desire was to be able to lift my 5th wheel hitch from my truck and set it out. I am 62 years old and in good physical condition. However with my age and back condition I prefer to not lift or move heavy items any more than necessary. I only have so many lifts left. In order to get the hitch over to where it can be picked, will take quite a bit of effort (or disassemble of the hitch in the truck). Not what I had hoped for. My last issue is the restriction of vertical lift, or more so the lowering limit. I did not see any reference to lift height range on your website. The Truck Crane wench label claims a lift height of 30" to 84". With the supplied lifting chain and hook, my unit will lower to 18" from the ground. My hitch requires minimum height of 13" from the ground to disengage from the hook. I will not be able to set the hitch on the shop floor. While I believe I will be able to "make this unit work", as sold the unit does not perform as I had hoped. Got me on this one. 634575

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The hoist arrived just in time to move my heavy generator after the hurricane support for a friend's house. We set the hoist up on my F-150 needing only a couple assembly details reviewed. All the parts were provided & fit. After picking up the generater, we repeated the process to unload it. Will be looking for more opportunities to put it in use! 433224

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I love this. It's super easy to set up, and makes lifting heavy stuff in and out of the truck so much easier. Use it all the time. Takes me about 2 minutes to set up. 893811

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Arrived within 4 days of being ordered. The box was a bit beat up but the hoist was fine. Just a few cosmetic scratches. Very well packaged. Have not put it together yet so can't comment on the ease of asymbly. 891802

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by: 09/11/2020

Lift arm needs to be longer, I use it lift out my fifth wheel hitch, I have to drag it to the tail gate to lift it. 877244

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    You should not have any problems using MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs Item # MT70238 to lift 55 gallon drums into the bed of your Ford F-150. You also might want to consider a tailgate lift such as the Ultra-Fab Handy Gate Electric Tailgate Lift - 10" Extension - Ford, Dodge, Chevy, GM - 1K # UF55-937004.
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  • MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane For Toyota 4-Runner
    If the receiver of the hitch on your Toyota 4-Runner is between 19 inches and 24 inches from the ground, the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2 inch Hitches, part # MT70238, will fit your vehicle. The crane weighs approximately 100 lbs, so that weight plus the weight of your cargo should not exceed the maximum tongue weight capacity of your hitch. Since the crane is ideally designed for pickup trucks, you would have to consider the hatch opening and interference with the...
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  • Can MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Crane Have an Extension Added to the Boom?
    The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 has a maximum boom length of 43 inches. If you were to add an extension it would be outside of the manufacturer's testing and warranty. You can see on the product page that the weight capacity changes as the boom length changes.
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  • What is Max Height for MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2-Inch Hitches # MT70238
    The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2-Inch Hitches # MT70238 has a lift range of 30- to 84-inches but note that this includes the combined height range of the hydraulic lift mechanism and the maximum height of the adjustable leg assemblies.
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  • Solution for Lifting 200 Pound Boat onto Truck Ladder Rack
    The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 referenced in your question features a weight capacity of up to 1,000 pounds, so in terms of what it can physically handle your 200 pound boat is not an issue. The only thing you will want to check is the maximum height of the crane relative the the height of the ladder rack on your truck. Most likely the crane won't be able to lift the boat as high as the rack so you may need to push it up the rest of the way. The MaxxTow Crane has a maximum...
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  • Distance from 500 Pound Attachment Point to Hydraulic Mount Bracket on MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane
    I went out to the warehouse and hauled a MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 up to my desk to take the measurement for you. From the center of the bolt at the 500 pound attachment point back to the center of the mount for the hydraulics measures 26-1/2 inches.
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  • Compatibility of MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane with 2018 Toyota Tacoma 2 Inch Receiver
    According to my tech contact at the manufacturer, the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches # MT70238 is designed to fit hitch heights between 25 and 18 inches from the ground to the middle of your trailer hitch receiver. To use this you would need to use a jack stand like the Powerbuilt Unijack - 18-3/8" Lift - 4,000 lbs # ALL620470 to support that crane at the receiver height.
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  • Can Boom of MaxxTow Crane for 2 Inch Hitches be Extended?
    There is not a way to extend the boom of the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches # MT70238. The boom has a maximum length of 43" and has more than enough capacity at 500 lbs to lift your Jeep's top, but cannot extend any further than 43".
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  • How To Disassemble the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane, # MT70238, After Cargo is Loaded
    The top, yellow, portion of the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane, # MT70238, can come off of the base so you would first remove it. Then you would unpin the support arms that go from the legs to the base from the base end. Once that is done it will be easy to swing the feet up as needed to remove the rest of the assembly from the hitch or horizontal support arm (the part attached to the hitch). Because the crane is not a one-piece rigid system, the squat on the truck from load should...
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  • Maxx Tow Hitch Crane Boom Arm Weight
    The weight of the boom assembly of the MaxxTow hitch crane part # MT70238 is 69 lbs. Unfortunately it doesn't break down into smaller sections for easier install/removal.
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