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Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, Model 2380

The American Hoist & Crane Model 2380 was procured in the late 1960s into the 1970s for use by U.S. Army Engineer Battalions.

Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380, March 1972
Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380, March 1972.

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Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380

The American Hoist & Derrick Company Model 2380, is a 40,000 pound capacity cable crane mounted on a 4x4 carrier made by Stolper Industries, Allen Industrial Products, Menomonee Falls, WI. The carrier is powered by a Cummins 265 V8 diesel engine mated to a Powershift transmission. The crane is separately powered by a Cummins JN 6I turbocharged 6 cylinder diesel engine.

The all wheel drive carrier is equipped with air brakes, a hydraulic front plow blade, and four hydraulic outriggers that are operated from the cab. The highly maneuverable unit has a max highway speed of 30 mph and a wide range with its 110-gallon fuel tank.

The American Hoist Model 2380 was NSN 3810-00-763-7728. The Model 2380 technical manuals were the TM-5-3810-232-xx series, where the xx represents the maintenance level.

American Hoist & Derrick Company provided other models of their cranes to the U.S. military, including:

  • Model 2360 Crane-Shovel, Truck Mounted, 20-Ton 3/4 yard
  • Model 2385 Crane, Wheel Mounted, 20-Ton

Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380. Photo:  Government Liquidation.com
Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380. Photo:  Government Liquidation.com
Rough Terrain Crane, 20 ton, American Hoist Model 2380. Photo: Government Liquidation.com