RAD Torque System’s Battery-Powered Torque Wrench Revolutionizing the Crane Industry

September 23, 2020

torque wrench for crane industry

For years, the crane industry has been using pneumatic torque wrenches to tighten crane bolts. However, the biggest issue is the need for a compressor, which doesn’t make the pneumatic tool practical. So, when RAD Torque Systems introduced the new battery-powered B-RAD Select BL as a torque wrench for the crane industry, some hesitation arose.

The biggest concern the RAD team heard was whether the B-RAD Select BL would have enough power to do the job. Well, the answer is… YES!

“When we introduced the B-RAD series to the industry, crane workers couldn’t believe a battery-powered tool had the ability to torque tower crane bolts,” says Dennis Roy, Account Manager at RAD Torque. “They were used to hydraulic tools, which meant renting an air compressor and hauling hundreds of feet of line up to the top of the crane just to get it assembled.”


The ability to carry a lightweight torque tool that runs on battery power has revolutionized the crane industry. It has allowed many to save time and money. The portability of the B-RAD Select BL allows you to complete the job quickly, accurately, and safely.

That’s why some of the world’s biggest companies trust RAD Torque Systems.

The B-RAD series, notably the B-RAD Select BL, is ideal for pre-torque and service jobs. In these situations, electricity or compressed air may not be available. Their features include a torque range of up to 5,000 ft. lbs. and accuracy of +/- 5% and repeatability of +/- 2%. This lets users be sure they’re hitting the correct torque every time.


When companies choose RAD for jobs in the crane and transport industry, they can be assured that they have the best tools for the job.

If you’re looking for reliable, high-quality torque tools, look no further than the B-RAD Select BL. Its battery-powered, lightweight design allows workers to work more efficiently without having to compromise on accuracy or safety. So, don’t let outdated tools hold you back – upgrade to RAD Torque Systems and revolutionize your work today. Contact a RAD Torque representive.