Many construction companies invest in mobile crane trucks because they can lift extremely heavy amounts of weight, whilst a typical crane features a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains and sheaves. Operators use levers and pulleys to get the very best out of these machines, simply lifting and lowering materials, or moving items horizontally. Mobile cranes help play a pivotal role in a multitude of construction and industrial sectors, whilst the most common types include:
Truck Mounted – Also known as a ‘boom truck’, this design will typically feature a rear-mounted rotating telescopic-boom crane on a commercial truck chassis that guarantees exceptional strength.
Rough Terrain – As the name suggests, this form of mobile crane is designed for challenging ground conditions, such as rugged and steep grades on construction sites.
Crawler – With a boom fitted on an undercarriage that’s equipped with a set of crawler tracks to provide stability and mobility, crawler mobile cranes operate on sites with minimal movement. With wide tracks, you can spread out the weight over a large area, without fear of sinking deep into the ground!