About Auto Crane


Auto Crane is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We engineer, design and manufacture a comprehensive line of truck-mounted electric and hydraulic cranes, crane bodies, crane control technologies, and accessories. Our name and products are recognized and used the world over, serving industrial markets such as the energy, mining, construction, forestry, and railroad industries. Auto Crane is an American brand and is still proudly made in the USA.

Our patented NexStar™ crane management system is another industry first delivering full power and total proportional control in precision load handling with remote-controlled ease. This innovative system, when paired with our patented Titan crane bodies, makes Auto Crane the most productive and safest service crane.

From day one back in 1958, our singular focus has been to produce products that provide the most meaningful benefits to our customers. It’s our preference and our passion to continue doing the heavy lifting in industry-leading innovation. After more than 60 years of industry firsts, you can count on Auto Crane for years to come.

Ramsey Industries

We’re also in good company. Auto Crane shares in the united strength of Eskridge and Ramsey Winch as subsidiaries of Ramsey Industries. Eskridge engineers and manufactures planetary gear drives, anchor drives, digger drives and multiple-disc brakes. Ramsey Winch designs and manufactures industry-leading industrial and consumer winches and hoists for use in towing and recovery, industrial, petroleum, off-road and ATV vehicles.

The Auto Crane Story – The History of an Industry


In 1958, entrepreneurs Claire Simmons and Carl White devised a small crane that literally fit in the trunk of an automobile. That invention solved a problem for oil-field service technicians who previously had to hoist heavy drill bits through back-breaking physical work.

The name Auto Crane was born. So was a whole new industry built on the concept of mobile service to lift and repair heavy equipment in remote areas. Auto Crane quickly became a staple in the oil fields. Eliminating downtime and expense of off-site repairs, heavy components could now be serviced on-site.

Auto Crane Innovations

Over the decades, Auto Crane continued pioneering service crane innovations, including:

  • The first electric cable crane with new and unprecedented lifting capacities for even bigger equipment.
  • The first fully hydraulic line of service cranes, increasing productivity with fully hydraulic hoists, boom extensions, and power rotation.
  • The first electric-hydraulic service crane, giving operators more versatility.

See where these innovations lead in the NexStar cranes

After 55 years, Auto Crane continues to lead the service crane and mobile service industries through safety-focused innovation and an entrepreneurial drive to solve problems from the North American oil fields to the mines of Mongolia.

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