A crane is a machine designed to mechanically lift materials or loads, making them one of the most crucial machines used in the construction industry. There are over a dozen types of cranes, including tower cranes, mobile cranes, crawler cranes, boom truck cranes, pick and carry cranes, gantry/overhead cranes, knuckle boom cranes, and telescopic forklifts, to name a few. There are also crane attachments, and specialized cranes, such as forestry cranes and port cranes. The most common form of the crane is the mobile crane, which supports lifting capacities ranging from a few tons to over 1,000 tons. As the name implies, mobile truck cranes are most often mounted on a truck, typically behind the driver’s cab. They’re easy to move and offer high lifting capacities. Crawler cranes, on the other hand, have the advantage of being heavier and more stable.
Truck and crawler cranes consists of three main parts, the chassis, the rotating turret, and the boom. There is also a control room or cabin, allowing the crane operator to control the machine. Your primary considerations in choosing a type of mobile crane should be the loads to be moved, weight, vertical and horizontal distance, the working environment, the terrain of the worksite, and how easy or difficult it is to maneuver around the site.
At My-Equipment.com, we offer a wide selection of used cranes from Tadano and Grove, both for sale and rental. These are truck cranes, which are ideal for lifting and positioning of heavy parts, construction machinery, and structural components.