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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

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Maxx Tow Hitch Crane Review

Today were going to review the Maxx Tow hitch mounted crane, part number MT07328. Now in this video were actually going to walk through the assembly process as well as how to use it since youll have to assemble it on the vehicle and disassemble it each time you dont need to use it. Well start with the T-connector that well insert into the receiver hitch on our truck and secure it with a pin and clip. Next well assemble the legs onto the base of the crane system. Well use the pins and clips to secure the legs into the welding on tabs on the sides of the base. As you assemble the legs you want to make sure that they are going to sit at the base and at the same height as the receiver tube of the hitch.

You want that main support arm to sit level. Well slide the base into our T-connector that weve already attached to our hitch and make sure that we line the main housing of the base up with the edge of our truck. With the base together well tighten down the two set bolts on the T-connector and use the nuts to lock them down. Now were ready to mount our main hoist assembly. Well remove the protective cover over the bearing and main post assembly and sit that into the base that we now have secured to the truck.

With the hoist system mounted we can go ahead and undo the strap around it. Then we can mount our handle into our jack and were ready to lift our load. There are three different weight settings that we can use on this hoist, 500 pounds, 750 pounds, and 1,000 pounds. The further were out on the hoist arm the lower the capacity is. to adjust the weight capacity simply remove the bolt and the chain, move it to your new boom position with the new weight capacity, re-insert your bolt and tighten it down.

Make sure that whatever load youre lifting you find a safe and secure way to secure it to the hook on the end of our hoist. At the base of the system is a hydraulic jack. Well use the handle to pump the jack and lift it up. When operating the crane its probably best to have two sets of hands. One to operate the jack and the other to manipulate and stabilize the load as youre maneuvering it.

You can also use the handle to loosen the release bolt to let pressure down and let the crane down. The Maxx Tow crane will also quickly and easily breakdown so you can get back on the road. Well remove the crane assembly from the pass, put the protective covering back over the bearing and support post and lay it in the bed of our truck. We can quickly and easily remove the legs from the base of the system by undoing the snapper pins. Then we can lay them in the bed. Now we can leave the base in the T-connector and secure it using the pin and clip, after we undo our adjustment bolts, or simply remove it and place it in the bed as well. Thats it for our review of the Maxx Tow hitch mounted crane, part number MT07328.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (75 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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First I want to thank Chris W for her help in ordering and keeping me informed of the entire ordering and shipping process. Placed order on Monday and received it on Thursday. Box was big and heavy. I did not make a friend of the UPS delivery person. Box was banded. Thank goodness for that. Opened the box and made sure everything was in it as we were going to put it to work on Saturday. Nothing missing or damaged. Needed to move motors from their storage to another garage. Checked out the Long Ram Jack. I needed to add fluid so I purged all the fluid. The instructions stated never to mix different brands of oil together. Filled with new fresh fluid and purged the system of air. With the crane mounted we loaded the motor into the truck bed. We then put the crane in the bed and took off the leveling legs and place them in the bed. The other two items you can keep connected to the truck hitch. Just slide the horizontal base assembly in the T-shaped connector and insert the pin into the vertical hole that they provided. When you get to your destination you take out the pin slide it to the outside and mount the two legs and insert the crane in the vertical tube. At our destination just mounted the crane on the passenger side and lifted the motor out of the bed and placed it on the engine stand. Moving the second motor was as easy as moving the first motor. Overall things went well on its first use. I feel that I got value for the money that I spent. I did not look forward to lifting two motors in and out of the bed and putting them onto engine stands. This item fit the bill. No complaints on construction and the quality of the build that was received. Since the crane arm has limited reach think about your move so that you can better place your item in the bed. If you load on the driver side but at the destination you need to mount the crane on the passenger side you might not have the reach to hook up the item. For storage plan on this taking up some space. I took off the Long Ram Jack and stored it with the ram pointing up. The Boom and Post I stored with the Thrust Bearing pointed up. The other items found a home next to the Boom. Suggestion: Better cover material for the thrust bearing and shaft. Maybe a heavy-duty canvas bag would be better. 461590



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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


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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 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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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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This is a very nice receiver hitch mount crane. The finish was excellent and the instructions were clear enough to assemble the product with no questions. There was one major problem that prevents me from giving the product an excellent rating. The base assembly that fits into the "T" bar would not fit. It would jam up when inserted about halfway through. I tried from both sides of the "T"bar and also rotating the "T" bar 180 degrees in the receiver hitch. The problem was that the finished weld inside the "T" bar was too large and the base assembly was getting pinched on the weld. I contacted etrailer and sent a few pics of the problem. They responded very quickly and shipped me a new base assembly and "T" bar along with a RMA shipping label. I received the replacement in 2 days and was up and running within 10 minutes. I have not had a chance to use the crane yet but am certain it will work perfectly. Etrailer was GREAT to do business with, had a really good price and the shipping was fast and, to add to the deal, free (a BIG advantage with something as heavy as this item). I will forward pictures when I put it to use. 100010



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Have not used it yet. It seems it will do the job I purchased it for. I need to get a generator weighing about 300lbs in a pickup with a cap on it. I will write a follow up review on this product after I use it. 201762


Comments

the MaxxTow hydraulic pickup truck hitch crane works great. Have used it about 8 times. Putting my 300lb generator in my pickup with low cap. I wish they made one with an electric hoist on it. Pumping the ram takes time. Great product. Etrailer is a great company. I have bought many items from them over the past couple of years.

Anthony P - 06/07/2016

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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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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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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


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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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Excellent shipping time. Received the crane a few days ago. The package was falling apart and had to help the UPS guy get it off the truck. Inside, everything was wrapped up pretty well. One of the clevis on the base was bent, and bending it back out caused it to break off. I quickly welded it back in place. Easy to assembly and seemed pretty stout for the weight rating. I would comment that the reach of the boom is not as far as I would have liked. At 500 lb capacity it doesn't reach to the center of the tailgate on my F250. I feel like the 750lb and 1000lb capacties would be useless. All in all very happy for the price. I needed to move crated engines from my garage to the truck bed for shipping. I had tried another crane that needed to be mounted in the bed and I was unhappy with the modification required. This was the perfect solution. 416931



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I purchased this crane to help me to load up my motorcycle for when I take it to the track. I don't always have able bodied people around to help me load and unload when using a ramp, and I've had the tires and my shoes slip and slide on the ramp surface. I'm trying to avoid the time and money it will take to repair myself or the bike if I end up dropping it. I set everything up for the first time last night and with a few adjustments to the lifting straps on the bike I was able to get the bike into the bed. With a few more adjustments I should have a quick and systematic way to load the bike. The fabrication of the crane came in good working condition and all the pieces fit together easily. There is a little bit of slop in the system from all the pinned connections but once the crane is loaded everything stays tight. 207059



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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


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Works just fine. Very happy with it.

Warren - 08/05/2016

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I like to camp with my wife. I load my Yeti cooler an the back of our camper for weight distribution, but when we get to the campground I want to put the cooler on the back of the truck so when we go to an adventure we have our cold drinks and food. My wife is petite, and the cooler at 200 plus pounds, well she is not much help in the lifting department. This will get the cooler off the back of the camper and lift it into the truck without having to dump all the cold ice and water. Also great lifting the generator too. 320050



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You guys have a serious problem between the warehouse and final delivery. Ordered a 5er hitch last month and the base unit was lost, took an extra week to receive a replacement. On this crane shipment, the box was seriously compromised, most the staples were ripped open and the box was only held together by the shipping strap. I hope all the contents are there - will not be able to check until this weekend. Don't know if it's etrailer or UPS, but something is definitely wrong. 404116



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Etrailer customer service guy was great to help me place the order. The item that we bought was very poor quality and we called to make a compaint. Etrailer pretended (it seemed) that this was the first time they heard of the problem. The problem was The Mast did not fit into the bore (the yellow part didn't fit into the black part) The bearing did not fit . This was definately due to poor welding. I had to machine out the bore to fit the bore to fit the welding. Lucky we had the ability to do this. We got no replies to the complaint, or pictures we were asked to send. No answers at the manufacturer website contact telephone in california. 101969


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This is a new complaint to us. The unit we assembled and tested here for our video and photos fit perfectly. I will have someone from our Customer Service team contact you.

-- Patrick B - 09/30/2013

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I've had this for a year and still can't rave enough about it. I used it last month to help my brother move a Plymouth 440 short block to his house, it worked great. I use it all the time for my vw motors. Save your back and buy one of these, they are very useful and worth every penny. They break down and don t take up much space in the garage. The quality is great and it works probably better than you might think. I give it a solid A! 401264



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When I received your truck mounted hydraulic crane, to be honest, the hardest thing was to remove it from your shipping container. Please don't misconstrue this as being negative in nature. On the contrary, you have done a brilliant job in your efforts to protect the individual crane parts within during shipping !!! I found the crane to be very easy to put together and take apart after use. I was highly satisfied with its operation and use. In my opinion, it met or exceeded all my expectations. The only negative thing was the cheap bag that was included to protect the crane's main bearing; it ripped apart just after one use !!! 344063



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Product is robust and well built. However, it misses one important criteria: it won't go low enough to work with most 3/4 ton (F150) pickups that have standard lift. If the bottom of your hitch receiver is less than 16" off the ground, the stand will be too high. This product is made in China and sold under several brand names. This issue has been reported for some of the other brands. There is a simple solution to the problem, but the buyer should not have adapt the product to his vehicle. The manufacturer should modify the stand design to accommodate a broader range of receiver heights. 400260



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I purchased this crane to help lift a Yamaha 6300iSDe generator in and out of my truck. It was easy to assemble and install. I've only used it once so far but it seems to work well and I am able to lift the generator in and out of the truck by myself (for heavier loads I would recommend a second set of hands to help). It easily lifts the generator which weighs about 260lbs. The construction feels sturdy and I'm happy with the purchase. If you're looking for a way to move a generator or other heavy equipment in and out of your truck then this is the answer. I would recommend this product to others. 152101



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Just got the crane yesterday. Box was damaged and one of the clips that is used on the leg assembly was bent pretty badly but overall the components were in good shape. Assembly took about 20 minutes or so, I did not need to make any height adjustments based on trailer hitch height which was nice. Hooked it up and cranked up my generator onto the tailgate of my F-350, was simple with no issues which is my intended primary use. Had to get the generator up to max height to get it onto my tailgate in the down position. So far so good, we'll see how it works when I'm not in my driveway and am up camping :) 240908



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The tool was nicely packaged and there was no scrapes or dents. The product is built heavy duty and worked for my purpose. I like the fact of it being mobile with the truck and not permanently installed. I did not like the directions when I was putting it together though. I had to figure out that there was no oil in it and had to buy some at the auto store. Also, the snap ring, bearing, and cup was not assembled though. Luckily I have a mechanic buddy that let me barrow his very large snap ring plier to assemble those parts. Over all I like the tool and it was worth paying a little extra for. 134737



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Order form was easy to navigate. Communication was immediate from etrailer. Thank you George J. The crane is well designed and manufactured. It easily lifted my chipper on and off my truck. I would recommend reviewing rigging procedures to insure safe operation and to avoid damage to your item or your truck. I am very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend it. Thank you etrailer. 329474


Comments

Recently I used the crane to transport a very heavy table saw. The crane worked flawlessly.

Richard M - 01/02/2018

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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



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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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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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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



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Fast shipping and packaged pretty good for something that weighs 135 pounds. Assembly is easy and it works just as described. I bought it to get my 5th wheel hitch out oh the truck - the reach is limited so I still need to drag it back towards the tail gate to lift it out. It is solid and well made. The lift portion with the jack isn't exactly light but it is manageable. This is going to be a great help loading the generator and other heavy items into the truck. I picked up some lifting straps at [retailer] so I'm all set. 343277



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I love the crane it is well built. My problem is with customer service. There is a bag that needs to be used to protect the bearings on the end of the crane shaft when not in use the bag I received was tore up and not usable. I called and explained the problem and a new bag was sent to me. This bag was just as tore up as the first. I called again. several weeks later I received a call that new bags had some in and one would be sent out. After 6-8 more calls I still don't have a bag this has been going on for a year now 428200



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The only reason I didn't give an Excellent on this is because I want to see how the crane holds up over time. I'm sure that if used properly, it will last a long time and then I can give it higher rating. I will be loading an unloading a generator into an F250. I want to see how it operates at a camp site instead of a shop floor. I will re-review at the end of the summer 2013. 84435


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How did it work? Im looking to use it for the same application

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Product received in good condition. Only problem was a missing high strength lock nut for the crane assembly, which I easily found at the local auto parts store for about two bucks. I was able to set up the crane, move an old transmission out of the back of my pickup truck, and take the crane apart and stow it away, all in about 30 minutes! And the best part was....did it by myself..........and with no injuries! Great product! 488852



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It was fairly easy to install into my receiver hitch. It picks up my 500 Lbs hit-n-miss engine with no problem. One thing you may look out for is if your not on very level ground the lift will try to swing toward the low side. Could be tough to keep it under control with a loaded lift. It is well build and will store away nicely in the broken down pieces when not in use. 279252



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I received p/u crane yesterday. I was quite pleased product came in a sturdy box and was packaged properly and their were no missing components. I put it together this morning and it is very well made. I picked up my generator and put it in the bed of my pick up (2007 Tundra 4x4). So all I need to do is go camping and try it out in the rough. 403160



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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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It was easy to put together. Iike that I can take it down and stow it when not in use. I use it to move my 5th wheel hitch on and off the truck, as it is very heavy. I also use it to move tree trunks and some large rocks and move my generator. I have a very tall diesel pickup truck and it adjusts to the truck hitch with no problem. 241950



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Recieve on time and packaging was awesome. I bought this to pull an engine and little bit of position, engine is out. Product did as expected!! Top bar could longer or have an internal adjustment bar to get a little more reach. Thank you and I am very happy with shipment, packaging and product. 391192



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



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The product was delivered to my door in a more than reasonable time. It also was very much a 10 minute installation process , which is something hard to find nowadays. All in all I love the product and would recommend this to anyone who is looking to purchase a hoist for their trucks. 385137



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This corner hoist is a great product. It works great. I can't say enough good things about the folks at etrailer.com, they are fantastic. If you want great customer service and prompt shipping, etrailer. com is your place to go. Thanks George J and Shaii B and all the rest. Mike 282460



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Tried it as soon as I got it home and all worked as the advertisement said it would. Lifted a log about 500# on that setting and there was no problem at all. Very pleased that my many hours of internet research brought me to this crane. Delivery was fairly quick also. Thank you. 249061



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Vince, the product went together with no problem, how ever the hydraulic jack malfunction and was not able to complete job. I did get in touch with Marsha and she was able to send me another hydraulic jack, however I have not needed to use the product at this time. 160394



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I didn't expect the Maxtow truck lift to be perfect out of the box, i.e. boom too short which limits how far in I could set my load. However, the first time I place a load on the boom, the jack bottle leaked and has continued to do so with any load. What gives? 284716



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Product works well, however they need to figure out a better method to ship as UPS delivered a torn up box with about 6 loose pieces scattered around. The box is not strong enough for such a heavy product. No piece arrived damaged though and nothing was lost. 412589



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Excellent product and service! Thanks 324122



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right out the box- one of the ends to fasten the legs was bent and would not allow the leg to be fastened. I had to put it a vise a reshape the end. other then that problem the item arrived on time and it works as advertised. 423175



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The hitch crane work as expected. The only problem was the piston was leaking right form the start. I emailed the nice people at e.trailor and sent me a new one out right away. Good company that stands by there product! 407612



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Good crane for the money, we use it to move historical headstones when space permits. Fast setups easily stored in trailer. Time will tell about longevity but so far pleased with its performance. 492825



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Awesome! We have a 500 lb generator that I have to lift in and out of my pick up truck bed. My husband and I do it with absolute ease. Amazing product. Excellent service. 100% recommend - 100%. 375824


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Hello, I have been very pleased with the items. Excellent quality! Thank you!

MJ - 05/03/2018

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so far the lift has worked up to its billing, i have yet to putting a full day of lifting heavy firewood tree sections. i would like to see the up down speed be a little faster. 164168



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Worked great for removing fifth wheel hitch from Ram 3500 truck. When using for this purpose you’ll need something to set hitch on since crane can’t drop far enough. 460936



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Ordering was easy. Shipping was fast. All parts were included and in working order. Very satisfied with my purchase of the hitch mounted hydraulic lift. 402323


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  • Recommended Lifting Bracket And Crane For Removing 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I reached out to PullRite and they said you can definitley use the trailer to remove the hitch from your truck, but you don't want to leave it hanging there. They suggest lowering onto saw horses or another sturdy surface. That is a lot of weight to leave on your pin box and king pin as well as the jaws of your hitch. I know that there are people that will use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 along with the Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket...
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  • How Much Does Demco Hijacker #DM8550024 Weigh for Removing Hitch
  • The head of the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550024 weighs 65 lbs. The total weight of the hitch with the head would be 289 lbs. You would need two people to get this hitch in and out or you could use the MaxxTow Crane part # MT70238 that is designed to install in the hitch of a truck.
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  • Maximum Height Clearance and Weight Capacity of MaxxTow Hitch Crane # MT70238
  • You will have no problem hoisting your 130 lb generator onto the bed of your Ford F-150 with the MaxxTow Hydraulic Truck Crane # MT70238. It has 3 weight settings: 500 lbs, 750 lbs, and 1000 lbs. These settings are based on the position of the boom while being operated. After going into our warehouse to get a measurement, I found that this crane has maximum height clearance of 84 inches from the bottom of the connector chain to the ground. For your generator that is approximately 2 feet...
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  • Hitch Head and Hitch Base Weights for B&W 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for Ford Prep Package Installation
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3370 weighs 266 lbs. If you piece it out for installing to the base and the head, which I do recommend, you have two people easily install it. The base # BWRVB3370 weighs 192 lbs and is where you need the extra set of hands. The hitch head # BWRVC3006 weighs 74 lbs. If you don't have a second set of hands, then I recommend the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches # MT70238 along...
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  • Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket To Install Or Remove 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100 is a product that Demco makes based on a suggestion we made to them. It allows you to lift their heavier fifth wheel hitches weighing around 300 lbs using a hoist or crane like the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 in a safe way to protect you, the hitch, and your truck.
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  • Could MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 be Used to Lift Fifth Wheel Hitch into Truck
  • The length of the boom of the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 is 43 inches. It wouldn't be long enough to reach your hitch from the rails, but if you can get the hitch out of the rails and then get it closer to the tailgate you can use this to lift the hitch in and out of the bed of your truck. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package Removal from Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 is a great hitch for your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory rail kit. It does require the adapter part # DM6099 to be used like you referenced. The hitch as a total is pretty heavy at 273 lbs but it can be taken apart to make it easier. The head assembly of the hitch is held on with one large pin. The other option is a hitch mounted crane. The MaxxTow crane part # MT70238 could take it out as one assembly.
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  • Recommendation for Removing Demco 18K Hijacker Auto Slide from Truck Bed
  • I reached out to my contact at Demco, and they said the 18K Hijacker autoslide # DM8550034 weighs enough that the slider portion could engage in that operation. They do not recommend putting that weight on the hitch and kingpin/pin box. Your best option is to manually move your hitch to the rear of your truck where the MaxxTow Crane # MT70238 can assist you in lower it safely. The Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100 will assist with that. I recommend you get a friend or two to...
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  • Maxxtow Crane Hoist MT07328 Setting Weight Capacities
  • When using the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 you will want to have the tailgate down on your truck. There are three different weight capacities for the crane depending on the spot you use on the crane. On the furthest out setting it is 500 lbs, middle setting 750 lbs, and closest setting 1,000. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Truck Bed Crane to Load Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch into Chevrolet Truck
  • The MaxxTow Hydraulic Crane # MT70238 will be able to get a fifth wheel hitch into your truck bed but it's likely not going to be able to get it into position. The boom is 43 inches long and you'll be reaching from the side of your truck's tailgate. Another option is the Buffalo Tools Black Bull Crane # BTBB07582. It uses a hand winch and at its further point the boom measures 53-1/2 inches. Whatever kind of crane you use the bracket # DM6100 would make a great addition to it. ...
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  • Recommended Hoist with Winch to Install 5th Wheel Hitch in Truck Bed
  • The Viking Solutions Rack Jack Hoist with Winch for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs # 310-VRJ001 will work to remove and install the hitch based on the Curt Q16 hitch weight with sliding base. For an easier and more stable system, you may want to consider the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238. I recommend using the Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100 that will fit into the jaws of your hitch where the king pin would sit for a strong connection for either...
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  • Available Clearance on 2015 Ford F-250 for Loading Generator with MaxxTow Crane MT70238
  • Without knowing the specific dimensions of your camper window and generator it is tough to say if there would be interference with the open window when loading the generator onto your tailgate. The generator's height above your bed will also depend on the length of the straps or chains you use to allow the MaxxTow crane's hook to connect to the load. The crane's lifting range is from 30-inches to 84-inches above ground level so you can check the height of the open window above the bed...
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  • Will MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane Work for Rooftop Tent
  • The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 referenced in your question has a height clearance of 84 inches from the bottom of the connector chain to the ground. When judging if this will give you enough clearance, you will also just want to take into account the height of your rooftop tent, as this length will be hanging down from the bottom of the connector chain on the crane. The boom length itself is 43 inches, which will be the amount it extends out from the base of the crane. Assuming...
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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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  • 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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  • Can MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane be Used to Lift 55 Gallon Drums into a Truck Bed
  • 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 LiftGator XTR Tailgate Lift for 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - 1,200 lbs # 320-XTR48A or Ultra-Fab Handy Gate Electric Tailgate Lift - 10" Extension - Ford, Dodge, Chevy, GM - 1K # UF55-937004.
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  • Weight and Height of Demco 18K Hijacker # DM8550024
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit, has a total weight of 289 pounds. The hitch head can be removed, which has a weight of 65 pounds. You will need two people to remove or install the hitch or you can use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 to assist with this. The Demco Hijacker has 3 possible hitch height settings, which are measured from truck...
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  • Is the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 Built to ASME Standards
  • I spoke with my contact at MaxxTow and he informed me that the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 is built to ASME standards but does not have official certifications from ASME. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Can the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane be Used with a Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • The trailer hitch on your Toyota FJ Cruiser will need to have a tongue weight capacity higher than the combined weight of the crane (100 pounds) and the generator. If your hitch can support this much weight then the crane should work for you. Since the SUV has an enclosed cargo area, it will take some different maneuvering than a truck but it should work. I have included a link to a video demo of the crane for you.
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  • Demco Hijacker Auto Slide Hitch Weight
  • The head of the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550022 weighs 65 lbs. The total weight of the hitch with the head would be 289 lbs. You would need two people to get this hitch in and out or you could use the MaxxTow Crane part # MT70238 that is designed to install in the hitch of a truck.
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  • Could the MaxxTow Crane part # MT70238 Lift 55 Gallon Drum into Truck Bed
  • The MaxxTow Crane part # MT70238 has a max height it can lift of 84 inches from the ground to the bottom of the chain when fully lifted. If your drum would be successfully lifted to get in the bed of your truck at 84 inches from the ground and it weighs less than 1,000 lbs this crane should work well for you.
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  • Does Maxx Tow Hydraulic Crane For 2 In Receivers Have Height Range Chevy Truck W/ Oversized Tires
  • The Maxx Tow Hydraulic Crane # MT70238 has adjustable legs that in their lowest position measure 19 inches and completely extended measure 24 inches. If your receiver on your Chevy truck measures between 24 and 19 inches while on level ground then the crane will work for you. I have attached a brief video demonstrating the crane.
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  • Hitch Mounted Crane that Can Lift Up to 1,000 lbs
  • Sounds like you may be looking for something like the MaxxTow Truck Crane part # MT70238. This installs in a 2 inch hitch and has a lifting capacity of 1,000 lbs. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Crane to Lift Empty Liquid Tank into the Bed of a 2011 Ram 1500
  • The MaxxTow crane # MT70238 would not be able to lift the tank high enough but there are other options. Take a look at the Black Bull crane # BTBB07582. It has 31 to 71 inches of lift and would work since it can mount in the truck bed. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Longest Set of Folding Ramps for Loading Generator in Truck Bed
  • The longest folding ramps we have for you is the Arched Loading Ramp Set part # 288-07432 for 1 or part # 288-07432-2 for 2 which are 90" long. The 90" length will ensure the angle that will be required to load the generator in your truck bed is not too steep. They are reasonably priced and very lightweight weighing in at only 23.5 lbs per ramp. The great thing about these ramps is that they have cam buckle safety straps that prevent the ramp from sliding out during loading and unloading. Another...
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  • Oil Recommendation for Jack of MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane
  • I checked with MaxxTow and they just recommend a high quality hydraulic oil. They do not get specific beyond that. They do recommend changing the oil once a year and to not mix brands.
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  • Does The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane Need To Be Filled With Oil Before Use?
  • The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches, # MT70238, does not need to be oiled prior to use. The hydraulic jack comes ready to use. The bearings will be ready to use as well and adding grease would make this a messy system to use. I reached out to my contact at MaxxTow to confirm and they recommend not adding anything to the system as it is ready to use right out of the box. For the storage of this unit they told me you will need to fit the dimensions of 43x17x15 inches....
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