Cranes are lifting machines that have capability to lift heavy loads by using levers and pulleys. They are very important, especially for the construction industry. Cranes enable construction workers to lift and move even the heaviest loads and items to desired locations. There are many different crane types on the market, and each one comes with specific configurations. One particular crane model that is widely used in the construction industry is the mobile crane.
Mobile cranes are simple, but very effective machines for lifting and moving different kinds of loads and construction materials. Usually, these cranes consist of a wire rope drum, a control panel and chains. Their platform can be either on wheels or on tracks. The tracked platform is preferred option for lifting operations on uneven surfaces. Mobile cranes are very popular because they provide many benefits. One of the benefits is the increased flexibility for easy access on any job site. The most commonly used mobile crane models are: crawler cranes, all terrain cranes, truck-mounted cranes, knuckle-boom cranes, sidelift cranes, carry deck cranes, etc.
Crawler cranes are mounted on undercarriage with tracks (crawler). The tracked undercarriage provides exceptional mobility and stability, even on uneven surfaces. They are quick and easy to set up, and their lifting capacity ranges from 40 to 3000 tonnes. Crawler cranes can be moved around the job site easily, and can perform lifting tasks quickly. Also, the crawler crane has the capability to travel while loaded. Although the crawler crane can move easily on the construction site, additional transport equipment is required when the crawler crane needs to be moved from one location to another. Usually, a larger crawler crane is moved by trucks or other vehicles to the next location, while some crawler cranes need to be disassembled into smaller pieces for easier transportation.
Truck Mounted Cranes
Truck mounted cranes are common machines on every construction site, because they are simple cranes mounted on trucks. The truck mounted cranes can travel on highways and other roads, and this makes them very flexible for transportation and access to many locations. Truck mounted cranes have outriggers, which are extending horizontally from the chassis once the truck mounted crane gets to the job site. The outriggers need to be extended for increased stability when the truck-mounted crane is lifting heavy loads. Most truck-mounted cranes offer slow-travel option while suspending loads. But the operators need to be very careful not to swing the load while moving the crane. Many truck mounted crane models have counterweights for extra stabilization. Search online for available truck-mounted crane for sale.