Equipment Spotlight: Broderson RT400


Rough terrain cranes have been called the “crescent wrench” of the crane industry and the “extra tool in the shed.” They can handle getting down and dirty and are invaluable job site tools for a variety of applications from refineries to general construction sites.

While rough terrain cranes have the ability to travel and work on unimproved work sites, they are also designed to access and perform work in confined lifting areas.  

What The Broderson RT400 Can Do

The Broderson RT400 is the most powerful crane from this long-standing company.

With its 20-ton lifting capacity, the RT400 can accommodate lifts historically made by 15-ton capacity units not exceeding 75 percent of its rated capacity.

It offers a 68-foot boom length that extends and retracts while offering a continuous rotation of 360 degrees. This enables the crane to pick and carry heavy loads higher with the boom in the extended position. Whip is reduced as well.  

Made for Rough Terrain

The heavy-duty gear pump has a total system capacity of 82 GPM to provide long-lasting performance. Off-road conditions aren't an issue for the Broderson RT400 because it's outfitted with rugged axles that are designed for high capacity use. 

Features of the RT400 include:

  • Built to traverse rough conditions 
  • Great for “pick and carry” applications
  • Optimized for on-road truck transportation

Made for Power

Powered by a 4.5L Cummins turbo diesel engine, the Broderson RT400 pairs it with a six-speed powershift transmission. This combination allows the crane to move smoothly over rough terrain, even while carrying a heavy load. Three modes of steering, high-capacity axles suitable for rugged terrain and the addition of four-wheel drive boast the power of the Broderson RT400 so it's able to tackle rough terrain.

The hydraulic system was designed with longevity and ease of use in mind. It includes a triple hydraulic gear pump that's heavy duty. The control system was created to be easy to use and to allow for the precise handling that's often needed on today's job sites. 

A Cab Tailored to the Operator's Needs

The Broderson RT400 features a redesigned cab canopy and steps that make it easier for the operator to get inside. Once there, the operator will enjoy heating and air-conditioning inside the weather-controlled cab. The crane controls are ergonomically placed so they're easy to reach. 

The rated capacity limiter alerts the operator of the possibility of an overload. Maintaining the crane is easier thanks to the accessibility of the components for the hydraulic equipment and the engine compartment. 

Scott-Macon Equipment: Authorized Dealer

Houston BrochureAs an authorized dealer for Broderson, as well as other top crane manufacturers, Scott-Macon Equipment has been providing top-notch service and the lifting solutions the construction industry needs. We can help you determine whether purchase or rental of the Broderson RT400 crane is most practical for your business. Contact Scott-Macon Equipment for the product support and customer service you deserve. 


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