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Materials Cost Update

Construction material prices skyrocketed during the pandemic due to shortages and travel limitations. The rise in material prices also increased the price of completed projects, driving up property prices. Material shortages and supply chain issues persisted for some time after the pandemic. Even as the country was emerging from the worst of the shutdowns, materials prices were still high due to backlogs that had built up at the peak of the pandemic.  

However, material cost pricing is starting to show some promise after years of high prices and widespread shortages. Overall, construction material prices and projects are starting to take a downturn for the first time since the pandemic. These reduced costs open up different opportunities for construction companies, allowing them to take on more projects, improve the quality of their builds, or buy more equipment to expand their fleet. 

How Pricing Is Affecting the Construction Industry 

Compared to the previous year, material prices in 2023 have finally decreased. The cost to build an entire project decreased by 0.9% for overall construction and 0.6% for non-residential projects compared to March of last year. Despite the price drop, overall prices are still higher than before the pandemic. However, the reduced costs show signs of improvement for the coming months and years.  

Construction material prices also fluctuate more from month to month. Even with the current price drops, there’s the chance for price increases in the following months or years that will affect a company’s ability to obtain quality building materials at a good cost. 

What This Means for Construction Companies 

Lower material prices mean construction companies could source necessary components for their construction projects at a reduced cost. The less that’s spent on materials, the more you can allot to other resources, including labor or equipment. Construction companies can bid for more projects, helping them to diversify their portfolio and increase their revenue. 

Despite these price decreases, construction companies should remain vigilant. A downturn in prices doesn’t mean that these numbers won’t increase again, so it’s always best to watch the market when planning the future of your business. 

How Custom Truck One Source Can Help 

Whether material prices continue to decrease or there’s uncertainty about how the market will shift, Custom Truck One Source can help. We have the equipment you need to complete your work at a price you can afford. We offer new, used, and rental options, so you’re not limited to a single price point. We also stock various makes and models with different specs, so you have plenty of options to choose from. 

We also offer flexible financing and leasing solutions, so you never have to go without the equipment you need. The financial solutions we offer include: 

  • Financing: If you want to own your equipment, we offer flexible financing options with low monthly costs. You can receive up to 100% financing and fixed monthly payments, so you never have to worry about sudden price increases. 
  • Leasing: Renting or leasing equipment is an effective solution if you only need to temporarily expand your fleet. You can choose from our various leasing options, which include true leases, full payout leases, fair market leases, and more. 
  • Customization: We also offer custom solutions to meet your specific financing needs. Our customized financing solutions can help you optimize your cash flow, protect against inflation, and maximize your tax benefits. We can help you find a financing or leasing option that works best for your business so you can stay on budget without sacrificing quality. 

With the uncertainty in construction material pricing, investing in the equipment you need for your business can be challenging. However, Custom Truck One Source offers equipment at a price you can afford no matter your budget, whether you’re looking for new, used, or rental solutions.  

Expand Your Equipment Fleet With Us Today 

Custom Truck One Source has all the building supply and construction equipment you require. We have everything you need, from excavators to dozers and forklifts to trailers, to help you with your next construction project. Our team can help you navigate rental and financing contracts to help you stay within budget so you can continue to take on new projects. 

Since 1996, we have been dedicated to helping our clients thrive, and our team of professionals at any of our 35 convenient locations will work with you to help you find exactly what you need. For construction and building supply equipment that lets you get the job done fast, count on us at Custom Truck One Source. Contact us today to learn more about our equipment and financing options to get started! 


CARB 2024 Compliance

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently set forth Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) regulations. This ruling outlines the board’s goal to bring medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) to the mainstream market, thereby decreasing the Golden State’s carbon emissions. 

Over the coming decades, businesses must phase out traditional combustion trucks and replace them with high-performance, zero-emission vehicles. By 2036, all medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturers will produce only ZEV models. This ruling applies to fleets with on-road vehicles weighing over 8,500 pounds, including off-road tractors and light-duty package delivery vehicles. Commercial fleets required to follow this trend by filtering out gas and diesel-operated trucks include: 

  • Drayage fleets. 
  • High-priority fleets.
  • State, local, and federal government fleets. 

Zero-Emission Vehicle Timeline 

ACF is a statewide project taking place over the next 10 to 20 years. Beginning on January 1, 2024, organizations are required to purchase and register ZEVs only. Drayage fleets must transition to a fully emission-free status by 2035 with some exceptions — for example, fleets maintain the ability to utilize their existing trucks until the end of their use life. 

High-priority fleets include entities owning, operating, or directing at least one vehicle in California with at least $50 million in gross annual revenues. Entities with more than 50 vehicles in their fleet are also high priority.  Beginning in 2025, these organizations must follow the model year schedule and remove internal combustion vehicles from service at the end of their useful life. The regulation also requires state and local agencies to ensure 100% of their vehicle purchases are zero-emission by 2027. 

Existing Trucks and Equipment 

Transitioning to a complete zero-emission fleet doesn’t happen overnight. The ACF’s model year schedule begins in 2024 and allows all fleet types to continue utilizing their existing trucks until they reach 18 service years or 800,000 miles — whichever comes first. Fleets will have at least 13 years to phase out trucks with more than 800,000 miles logged. 

ZEV Milestone Option  

Fleets that fall into the high-priority, federal, state, or local categories can use the ZEV Milestone Option to meet their goals. This plan spreads the transition out over two decades, giving organizations time to replace their existing vehicles. Fleets must hit their specified targets each year to ensure they align with ACF and CARB compliance standards on schedule. 

These schedules vary by fleet type with three distinct groups. 

Milestone Group One includes box trucks, vans, tractors, delivery vehicles, and buses with two axles. These fleets must have 10% of their fleet be zero-emission by 2025. The percentage gradually increases: 

  • 25% by 2028 
  • 50% by 2031 
  • 75% by 2033 
  • 100% by 2035 

Milestone Group Two includes day cab tractors, work trucks, and buses with three axles. These fleets must work toward zero-emission status with the following percentages by year: 

  • 10% by 2027 
  • 25% by 2030 
  • 50% by 2033 
  • 75% by 2036 
  • 100% by 2039 

Milestone Group Three consists of sleeper cab tractors and specialty vehicles. These fleets must shift toward zero-emission status with rates increasing as follows: 

  • 10% by 2030 
  • 25% by 2033 
  • 50% by 2036 
  • 75% by 2039 
  • 100% by 2042 

Potential Funding Opportunities 

While zero-emission trucks often have high initial prices, reduced operating and maintenance costs will help offset costs over time. Numerous governmental and private agencies provide funding for fleets making the switch as well. Most of these financing opportunities will go to early adopters on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The 2021 and 2022 California State budgets have led the way by including $10 billion to support ZEVs and ZEV infrastructure construction over the next six years. CARB, the California Energy Commission, the California State Transportation Agency, and the Governor’s Office of Economic and Business Development will oversee these investments to ensure they meet the needs of the evolving transportation industry. 

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) is another program offering rebates to offset purchase prices of battery electric and fuel cell electric trucks and buses in Class 2b through 8. Larger rebates are available for private and public fleets. 

Other funding opportunities include:  

  • Truck Loan Assistance Program: This program assists small business owners in securing financing for fleet upgrades. Organizations with fewer than 100 employees, 10 heavy-duty vehicles, or less than $10 million in annual revenue over three years qualify.  
  • Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program: This program funds cleaner and newer technologies to replace high-polluting vehicles, engines, and equipment.  
  • Small e-Fleet Pilot Project: This program designates $25 million to help small trucking fleets and independently owned businesses access ZEVs. 

Reach out to Custom Truck One Source to Learn More 

If you want to learn more about adhering to CARB’s compliance standards beginning in 2024, Custom Truck One Source is ready to help. While we specialize in truck and heavy equipment sales, our professional service team is known for their dedication to delivering outstanding customer service. We can help you navigate the ever-evolving transportation industry to make the best decisions for your fleet. 

Contact us today to connect with a member of our team.

Broadband Expansion

Many people rely on the Internet for work or for personal entertainment, so internet access is critical for businesses and residents across the United States. However, millions of Americans live in areas without broadband internet service — or even reliable service at slow internet speeds. The FCC defines broadband internet as a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps (megabits per second) and an upload speed of 3 Mbps. 

The good news is that the federal government has created a broadband expansion project to help rural Americans gain access to fast internet speeds. This project aims to give the population that lives in rural areas access to the infrastructure necessary to expand internet capabilities, which also enhances the nation’s economy and operation as well.  

The Broadband Internet Expansion Project 

The Biden administration has allotted $42 billion for what’s known as the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. This program aims to provide funding to states and territories so that they can implement the infrastructure necessary to expand high-speed internet access across the United States within the next 10 years. Since internet access is becoming more of a necessity each day for businesses and consumers, more access to high-speed internet services is a must.  

Higher-speed internet in rural areas means these rural communities can use and build critical infrastructure to improve businesses and day-to-day life for residents. Broadband expansion will create benefits for improved health care and education access, along with creating jobs and economic growth. 

How to Prepare for the Broadband Expansion 

New contracts will require different equipment as the broadband expansion program is deployed. Rural businesses or businesses expanding into rural areas will need the right equipment to make the expansion process smoother, more efficient, and safer. 

You can prepare your business for the broadband expansion by investing in the appropriate equipment, including: 

  • Service trucks: Service or utility trucks take your repairs on the road, making it easier to carry tools, parts, and mechanics to the job site. Some trucks also feature a crane to make lifting heavy materials or parts easier. These trucks will be critical for broadband expansion, allowing you to haul necessary broadband equipment to your expansion work site. You may need more than one in your fleet if you’re servicing different areas all at once, allowing for greater mobility and faster turnaround. 
  • Digger derricks: Broadband expansion will generally include the need for more utility poles to deliver reliable, high-speed Internet to customers across the United States. Digger derricks can make it easier to install utility poles since these trucks can dig deep, narrow holes. You can also equip these trucks with different augers to help you achieve different depths and widths for your utility installation. Digger derricks will be critical equipment as broadband expansion rolls out.  
  • Bucket trucks: New internet utility installations will require aerial tasks, usually to attach internet equipment to utility poles. Bucket trucks come equipped with a boom with a bucket at the end to lift workers up safely so work can be completed comfortably. Bucket trucks are also becoming more common in utility work as OSHA regulations require safer means of completing aerial tasks that don’t include scaffolding or ladders. You’ll need to have bucket trucks as part of your fleet to ensure you can complete necessary utility tasks during broadband expansion procedures. 
  • Boom trucks: These trucks have a hydraulic crane that can be moved and adjusted to complete different tasks. Boom trucks can also carry materials to or away from job sites. Boom trucks are suited to maintenance work, so you’ll need these trucks in your fleet once your new broadband equipment is installed so you can provide reliable services to your customers.  

Before the BEAD program rolls out, prepare your fleet by establishing these trucks in your fleet. Custom Truck One Source can help you find the right equipment for the job, whether you need an entire fleet or a few trucks to supplement your existing fleet. 


Learn How Custom Truck One Source Can Help You Expand Your Broadband Services 

Custom Truck One Source has everything you need to help you expand your broadband services. You can apply for funding from the BEAD program to receive grants for broadband expansion projects and use these funds to expand your fleet. 

You can choose from our comprehensive new, used, and rental equipment selection. Our team can help you find the right equipment for your applications.

Contact us to learn more about our trucks! 

Storm Predictions and Equipment Needs

After a storm, it’s critical to recover as soon as possible to restore your operations and reduce downtime. Custom Truck One Source has the equipment you need to help you prepare and recover from a storm, including roofing conveyors, trailers, water trucks, and more. Using the right trucks in your storm recovery fleet can help you recover faster and reduce potential damage. 

Predicting Summer and Fall Severe Weather 

Weather prediction technology has improved dramatically since its inception, and the National Weather Service can use this technology to help predict severe weather. However, storms can still develop quickly and unexpectedly, so without a plan to mitigate damage to your property and equipment, you might find yourself scrambling to prepare for incoming weather. 

For most of the country, severe thunderstorms — which can also bring the threat of high winds, tornadoes, hail, and heavy rain — occur during the spring. In the South, though, a second severe storm season runs from the start of November to mid-December.  

Severe storms can occur during the summer as well, especially in the afternoons when temperatures and humidity are high. Hurricane season also starts in June and runs through November. 

Being ready for a storm during the summer and fall can help you save valuable assets essential to your operations. Different ways you can prepare for severe weather include: 

  • Staying informed with weather forecasts and keeping supplies on hand to manage severe weather disasters, such as sandbags to prevent flooding. 
  • Creating a safety plan for team members, including evacuation procedures and emergency contact information.  
  • Pacing or stopping your operations during a severe storm to protect your employees and assets. 
  • Minimizing physical damage by taking note of your equipment and structures and researching how to protect them. 
  • Keeping your important documents backed up in the cloud or protected when a storm is incoming. 

How You Can Use Our Equipment After a Storm 

Storms are inevitable, and you will likely have to manage a clean-up operation after a storm. Custom Truck One Source offers a wide range of equipment to help with your storm clean-up operations, including: 

  • Roofing conveyors: These trucks come equipped with a rotating conveyor capable of rotating 360 degrees, making them easier to set up and reposition. You can use these trucks to deliver materials to roofs for repairs after a storm, allowing you to complete tasks while reducing the risk of injury. You can buy new or used roofing conveyors from Custom Truck One Source, or you can choose to rent from us if you only need the truck after sudden or unexpected severe weather damage. 
  • Digger derricks: These trucks are often used to service or repair utilities after a storm, which is critical to restoring essential infrastructure to your business or customers. Digger derricks are used to dig, lift, or set materials, such as utility poles. If you used a tracked digger derrick, you could easily maneuver through the aftermath of a storm, even if there are cases of flooding, making it easier to reach critical infrastructure and get your operations running sooner after severe weather. Custom Truck One Source has a wide selection of rental digger derricks to help you recover after a storm.  
  • Trailers: You’ll need trailers for storm clean-up operations since these truck attachments help carry materials from one site to the next. You may need to haul equipment to the clean-up location or haul debris and other materials away. We have numerous trailer types available to help you find the right one for the job. 
  • Vacuum trucks: Vacuum trucks can help with excavation tasks and are more efficient than traditional methods. These trucks use a vacuum system to loosen and remove soil, helping reduce labor needs and environmental damage. You can also use these trucks to clean sewer systems after a storm, removing debris and other contaminants. You can browse our complete selection of vacuum trucks to find the best model for your storm clean-up operations. 
  • Water trucks: These trucks allow you to carry water from one site to another. Water trucks are used during and after storms to deliver water to communities whose water supply was affected by severe weather. You can choose from our various water trucks with different gallon capacities for your storm clean-up operations.  


Contact Custom Truck One Source for Your Storm Recovery Needs 

Custom Truck One Source can be your one-stop shop for all your storm recovery needs. We can help you restore your operations and reduce downtime. Request a quote from us today to get started! 


Heat and Impacts on Building Materials

The construction industry uses many different building materials to complete their projects, such as wood, concrete, brick, and plastic. While these materials are used to create high-quality structures, some of these materials can be susceptible to heat. 

Some locations in the United States can reach temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle of the summer. When some building materials are exposed to persistent hot temperatures, they can become damaged, affecting your final product. Understanding what materials can be affected by heat and how they react can help you better prepare and ensure you choose the right components and construction equipment for your projects. 

How Heat Affects Building Materials 

When construction materials are exposed to heat, especially when the temperatures soar outside, they can expand, warp or lose moisture. As the building materials absorb heat, the molecules that make up the structure react by vibrating. The faster these molecules vibrate, the more the building material will be affected, altering your final product’s quality and structural integrity.  

Some of the most common building materials affected by heat include: 

  • Timber: If you’re using a large amount of timber, it’s critical to consider the heat in the environment. If timber loses enough moisture, it can shrink, either growing shorter or thinner. While this may not be a problem in all builds, it’s essential to consider if you’re creating a timber frame. However, homes built in humid environments with a lot of rainfall may not need to worry about shrinkage as much. 
  • Vinyl and plastic: Vinyl and plastic are among the most likely building materials to experience effects in the heat. Hot temperatures cause plastic and vinyl to break down, creating a weaker material. Extreme heat can even cause these materials to melt, though this isn’t as common. 
  • Insulation: Many insulation products are made from plastic, so they’ll naturally wear down over time, but they can degrade even sooner when exposed to heat. This includes any insulation, even the kind in your attic, and the type used to insulate your windows. Eventually, these insulation products will need to be replaced — potentially sooner if the temperatures in your region are higher. 

While these common building materials can be susceptible to heat, some materials are better than others when dealing with heat. Some materials you should consider using instead when preventing heat damage include: 

  • Wood 
  • Concrete 
  • Stone 
  • Cement 
  • Bricks 

The right building materials are critical to prevent heat damage and premature wear. While some materials may be unavoidable, such as insulation, others can be replaced to reduce heat damage. 

How Equipment From Custom Truck One Source Can Help 

Regardless of your building material, you’ll need reliable equipment to help you achieve your project goals. Custom Truck One Source has plenty of equipment options to help you with your construction operations.  

We offer building supply equipment, ranging from boom trucks and roofing conveyors to forklifts and flatbed trucks. You can find the best equipment to help you haul materials to your construction site or perform construction and maintenance tasks more efficiently and safely. We also offer various services with our building supply equipment, including aftermarket parts, financing solutions, customization, and asset disposal. 

We also offer vocational and truck-mounted construction equipment, from diggers and dozers to dump trucks and excavators, to meet all your needs. Our construction equipment can help you boost productivity and revenue on all your projects, helping you complete tasks with accuracy and efficiency.  

At Custom Truck One Source, we stock a vast selection of on-hand equipment from different brands, including National Crane, Manitou, GEHL, Load King, and more. We can help you find superior equipment at a price you can afford at the moment you need it for your projects. Our clients also have access to financing solutions to help make the equipment buying process easier while staying within budget. 


Request a Quote From Custom Truck One Source 

Custom Truck One Source is dedicated to helping our clients find equipment solutions for every project need. Whether you’re working in the heat and need to find equipment that can handle heat-resistant materials or are looking for trucks to complete your fleet, we’re here to help. 

We have over 30 years of experience supplying companies nationwide with effective construction equipment solutions. Our team can assess your project needs and help you find the right equipment for the job. Request a quote for our trucks today or contact us to learn more about our building supply and construction fleet. 


Essential Chip Truck Maintenance Tips for a Smooth Summer Season

As the scorching heat of summer approaches, chip truck owners and operators must ensure their vehicles are in optimal condition to meet the demands of the busiest season. Summer chip truck maintenance plays a crucial role in preventing breakdowns, maximizing efficiency, and providing a delightful experience for customers. In this blog post, we will discuss five essential maintenance tips to keep your chip truck running smoothly throughout the summer. 


Check and Maintain the Cooling System  

 With rising temperatures, the cooling system of your chip truck becomes vital. Start by inspecting the radiator and ensuring it is free from debris or leaks. Clean any dirt or grime obstructing the airflow to prevent overheating. Check the coolant levels regularly and top them up as needed. It’s also essential to examine the hoses and belts for any signs of wear or cracks. Proper maintenance of the cooling system will prevent engine overheating and keep the chip truck running efficiently during those scorching summer days. 


Inspect and Service the Air Conditioning  

 A functional air conditioning system is crucial to keep your customers comfortable and satisfied during hot summer days. Schedule a professional inspection and servicing of your chip truck’s air conditioning system. This includes checking the compressor, condenser, and refrigerant levels. Clean or replace the air filters to ensure proper airflow and prevent contaminants from entering the cabin. By keeping the air conditioning system in optimal condition, you will enhance the overall experience for your customers, making their visit to your chip truck more enjoyable. 


Maintain and Monitor Tire Condition 

Proper tire maintenance is essential for both safety and efficiency. Check the tire pressure regularly, as hot weather can cause tire pressure to fluctuate. Inflate or deflate the tires as needed, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Inspect the tires for signs of wear, such as uneven tread or bulges, and replace them if necessary. Additionally, don’t forget to rotate the tires regularly to ensure even wear and prolong their lifespan. Well-maintained tires will provide better traction, and fuel efficiency, and reduce the risk of blowouts, allowing you to operate your chip truck confidently. 



Clean and Inspect the Exterior & Interior  

 The exterior of your chip truck is not only its face but also a representation of your brand. Regularly clean the truck’s exterior, removing dirt, grease, and debris. Pay attention to the windows, mirrors, and headlights, ensuring maximum visibility. Inspect the body for any signs of damage, rust, or chipped paint. Address these issues promptly to prevent further deterioration. A well-maintained exterior will not only make a positive impression on customers but also contribute to the longevity and value of your chip truck. Please note that the interior can rust. 


Regularly Service

 Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure its smooth operation. Regularly schedule professional servicing of all equipment to keep the truck running smoothly. Clean and degrease the equipment thoroughly to prevent buildup and potential fire hazards. Check the gas or electrical connections for any leaks or loose fittings. By keeping the equipment in excellent condition, you’ll promote a safe working environment. 


Summer chip truck maintenance is essential for a successful and enjoyable season. By following these five essential tips—checking and maintaining the cooling system, inspecting and servicing the air conditioning, maintaining and monitoring tire condition, cleaning and inspecting the exterior, and regularly servicing and cleaning the equipment—you can keep your chip truck running smoothly throughout the summer, providing excellent service to your customers and maximizing your business’s success.


We currently have 14×60 chip trucks for sale.


Contact our team today to reserve your chip truck! 

Battle Motors 5th Wheel Tractor

The Battle Motors Tractor boasts a robust design with a 129-inch wheelbase and a sturdy 28-foot frame structure. The vehicle’s front suspension is equipped with a 20k setup, consisting of four taper leaf springs and standard shocks with 10.25-inch sills, contributing to a smooth ride. The tractor’s battery box houses two 950 CCA batteries fitted with a disconnecting switch and a protective plastic coverlink.



Some of our favorite features are:

  • 129 wheelbase
  • 28’ frame stills
  • LNT crew cab w/ exterior Sunvisor
  • Front suspension: 20k, (4) Taper leaf, STD shocks, 10.25” sills
  • Battery box: (2) 950 CCA batteries w/ disconnecting switch, plastic coverlink
  • Rear drive axle & front steer axle
  • Back up alarm
  • Truck GVWR 33,000 lbs.
  • Front axle ground load: 13,471 lbs.
  • Rear axle ground laod: 2,995 lbs.
  • Total vehicle weight: 16,466 lbs.
LK 100K Expandable Reel Trailer

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The Custom Truck 100K expandable reel trailer is built to handle exceptionally large Power Conductor Reels. The trailer is designed to be transported over the road empty at 8’ 6” wide needing no permits. On site, it is capable of handling max reel sizes up to 14’ tall X 10’ wide and 100,000 lbs. Trailer has two Hydraulic lift towers to self-load reels. Power Reel drive is done by twin adjustable planetary rim drive wheels.
IMT 7,500 lb. crane is part of the trailer for handling and installing large arbor bars into and out of reels.



Some of our favorite features are:

  • Max reel capacity: – 14’ 4” tall, 10’ wide, 100,000 lbs. (tire & speed restricted)
  • Travel width when closed: 8’ 6”
  • Hydraulic self-loading lift towers with dual lock pins
  • Hydraulically expandable frame & tailgate with lock pins
  • Dual drive wheels with side-to-side adjustment – rear-mounted controls
  • Rear corner mount load king 7522 crane
  • 7,500 lb. maximum lifting capacity
  • 1,900 lb. capacity @ 22’ 2” (0) degree side reach
  • 25’ max, boom height
  • Remote control
  • Kubota 44 hp t4f four cylinder diesel engine
Load King 910-RT Reel Trailer

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Load King’s LK-910-RT-SL is one of the latest trailer additions to the utility industry. At 10,500 lbs. GVWR, this single reel trailer allows for an 8,500 lb. payload, and reel capacities up to 120″ in diameter and 60″ wide.



Some of our favorite features are:

  • Capacity: 10,500 LB. GVWR
  • Payload: 8,500 LB.
  • Arbor Bar: 3 in. (2.5 in. optional)
  • Axles: 9,000 LBS.
  • Tires: 215/75R/17.5 LR-H
  • Wheels: 17.5” X 6.75”
  • Overall Length: 141”
  • Overall Width: 101”
  • Reel Capacity: 120” Diameter X 60” Wide


IMT 12/86SL K3 Crane & Flatbed

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Knuckle boom trucks, also known as articulated boom cranes, are versatile pieces of heavy equipment commonly used in construction, mining, and transportation industries. These trucks feature a hydraulic boom that can be extended and retracted, as well as articulated at multiple points to reach high or hard-to-reach areas. With their impressive reach and maneuverability, knuckle boom trucks are often used for lifting and moving heavy objects, such as steel beams and concrete blocks. They also offer a wide range of benefits, including improved safety, increased productivity, and reduced labor costs. When it comes to heavy-duty lifting and hauling, knuckle boom trucks are a popular choice for businesses looking to improve their operations and boost their bottom line. At Custom Truck One Source, we have a variety of knuckle booms available to our customers for sale and rental.



Some of our favorite features are:

  • 11R22.5 Front Tires
  • 10K Front Axle, 21K Rear axle
  • 25,999 LBS. GVWR
  • IMT 12/86SL K3 Crane
  • Max lifting capacity: 9,789 Lbs.
  • Max lifting capacity at max horizontal reach: 2,293 lbs.
  • 420 Degree Rotation
  • Boom configuration: 3 Hydraulic extensions to horizontal reach 34’ 11”
  • Stabilizers: hydraulic extendable to 15’ 2”
  • 16’-6” x 96” structure line series flatbed