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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.

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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 we're going to review the MaxxTow hitch mounted crane, part number MT07328. Now in this video we're actually going to walk through the assembly process as well as how to use it since you'll have to assemble it on the vehicle and disassemble it each time you don't need to use it. We'll start with the T-connector that we'll insert into the receiver hitch on our truck and secure it with a pin and clip. Next we'll assemble the legs onto the base of the crane system. We'll 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. We'll slide the base into our T-connector that we've 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 we'll tighten down the two set bolts on the T-connector and use the nuts to lock them down. Now we're ready to mount our main hoist assembly. We'll remove the protective cover over the bearing and main post assembly and set 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 we're 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 we're 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 you're 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. We'll use the handle to pump the jack and lift it up. When operating the crane it's probably best to have two sets of hands. One to operate the jack and the other to manipulate and stabilize the load as you're maneuvering it.

You can also use the handle to loosen the release bolt to let pressure down and let the crane down. The MaxxTow crane will also quickly and easily breakdown so you can get back on the road. We'll 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. That's it for our review of the MaxxTow 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   (135 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The crane is of excellent quality . Welds are very strong, finish is very good, very easy to assemble and operate. I do recommend this hitch mounted crane to anyone that needs to lift heavy loads ( or light loads ) onto the bed of a pick up or even a full size moving truck from Penske or Uhaul. I'm using it to load my belongings onto the moving truck and relieves me from hiring people to help lift my heavy objects. The ordering was a breeze, delivery within the specified time and their customer service is impeccable. Received one incomplete order and they shipped a replacement immediately no questions asked. Ordered same crane from very big online ordering house and days after delivery was to be made and still had no crane. Called their customer serviced and was told that it hadn't even been shipped yet. Cancelled competitors order and within 3 days I received my merchandise. Thank you Etrailer.com. Ben. PS the item was 4 dollars cheaper on E trailer. 527803

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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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I can not comment on the product because I have not had a chance to use it yet. I can comment on your very reliable service. I have ordered several products from your company and have always been extremely satisfied with the quality of your products and the very professional service. I recently had an order delivered and a well meaning neighbor told the delivery person that I was on vacation and the product was returned to your shipping department. When I notified your staff, they were very helpful and scheduled another shipment that assured a proper delivery. Thanks for your assistance. 520778

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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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During installation it was required to grind off paint and some metal to make hydraulic cylinder fit. It works and functions as indicated and would recommend item to a friend as they are already asking to borrow mine. I am considering putting an electric winch on it to make usage easier. 569576

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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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