When Do You Need Crane Trucks?
Crane trucks, also known as mobile cranes and truck mounted cranes, are used to lift heavy loads, equipment and lightweight structures from one point to another. They can’t lift as much as stationary cranes, but they can transport themselves and fit into areas that larger stationary simply cannot. Crane trucks can be found virtually anywhere heavy lifting is needed, including construction, mining, agriculture, forestry and utility jobs.
The Different Types of Crane Trucks
Crane trucks can have two different types of boom arms:
- Telescopic – A truck mounted telescopic crane has a boom with a winch, which is easier to operate and also sets down loads more gently.
- Knuckle Boom – A knuckle boom crane truck has an articulated center for lifting heavier loads. It also uses a hook instead of a winch for lifting, which is a little more difficult to control.
Mobile cranes also have two main ways of lifting:
- Balance Crane – This simple design uses much less energy and require less maintenance.
- Jib Cranes – Jib cranes are very small and can typically rotate a full 360-degrees.
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