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About Furukawa UNIC

What kind of company is Furukawa UNIC?
A member of the Furukawa Group, Furukawa UNIC is a crane manufacturer that has been producing truck-mounted cranes for over 50 years, with roughly 50% share of the Japanese market.
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About UNIC Truck-Mounted Cranes

What type of cranes are UNIC cranes?
UNIC cranes are hydraulic straight-boom cranes capable of being mounted onto truck beds (truck-mounted cranes).
What are the defining characteristics of truck-mounted cranes?
In addition to standard lifting operations, truck-mounted cranes can also be used to transport heavy cargo.
They are generally classified as either straight-boom or knuckle-boom cranes.
What are the constituent parts of a UNIC truck-mounted crane?
A straight boom with an attached winch comes standard in all UNIC cranes.
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What functions do UNIC cranes posses?
The boom of UNIC cranes can be raised or lowered, extended or retracted, as well as revolved around the lower (body of the crane). The hook can then also be hoisted and lowered for increased mobility.
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What kinds of work do UNIC cranes excel at?
In addition to normal lifting operations, work that involves lowering cargo below ground-level via use of the winch, as well as operations requiring fine control and accurate load placement.
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Which type of cranes are better, straight-boom or knuckle-boom cranes?
Each type has their own advantages, however UNIC straight-boom cranes in particular are advantageous for jobs that make use of the winch (such as installation jobs, etc.), as well as work that makes use of its continous 360-degree range of rotation.
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How to Purchase UNIC Cranes

Why buy UNIC cranes?
UNIC cranes provide the range of movement and hositing power you need, and the versatility to be mountable onto 3 different types of trucks.
What kind of trucks can UNIC cranes be mounted on?
Each UNIC truck-mounted crane is categorized by the truck size it can be mounted on.
Cranes can either be mounted on truck beds or truck-towed carriers.
Please refer to the products page here for the exact specifications of each model.
Where can I buy UNIC cranes?
UNIC cranes can be purchased from each region's respective UNIC distributor.
A list of your local distributors can be found here.
*If your region does not have a distributor listed, please inquire here.

About UNIC Mini-Crawler Cranes

Can mini-crawler cranes be used indoors?
Mini-crawler cranes can be used for both indoor and outdoor operations.
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What are the defining characteristics of UNIC mini-crawler cranes?
Their compact body makes them capable of doing work indoors or in confined spaces, While outdoors their crawlers allow them to easily traverse uneven terrain.
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Can mini-crawler cranes be placed on lifts or elevators?
It varies depending on the size and weight of the specific model.
Please refer to the products page here for the exact specifications of each model.
Are UNIC mini-crawler cranes compact enough to fit through doorways?
UNIC has models with width as little as 600mm while moving.
Please refer to the products page here for the exact specifications of each model.
How much do UNIC mini-crawler cranes weight?
The weight of each crane varies depending on its model.
Please refer to the products page here for the exact specifications of each model.
What power source do UNIC mini-crawler cranes run on?
UNIC has mini-crawler cranes that run on gasoline engine, diesel engine, and electric motor.
Power source differs depending on each model, so please refer to the Products page here for the exact specifications of each model.
Do the crawlers on mini-crawler cranes only come in black?
No, UNIC also provides models with white crawlers.
Please refer to the products page here for a list of options for each model.
Can UNIC mini-crawler cranes perform pick and carry operations?
The UR-W1006C is the only model that can perform pick and carry operations.
I'm worried that my mini-crawler cranes might tip over. What safety devices have been installed to prevent that from happening?
With the exception of one model, all models have safety devices installed.
Detalis for each model can be found on the Products page here.

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Where can I buy spare parts for UNIC cranes?
Crane parts can be purchased from each country's respective UNIC distributor.
A list of your local distributors can be found here.
*If your region does not have a distributor listed, please inquire here.