Various types of cranes are used for different applications. Cranes are heavy duty equipment used to load and unload heavy loads. These cranes use cables and pulleys for performing various construction tasks. Cranes can lift, lower, and move loads from one place to another. Cranes are valuable assets for any industry as they make several difficult tasks easy. To complete various tasks, there are different types of cranes that are made use of. The different types of cranes that are commonly used for various applications in different sectors are:
At times, cranes are not necessary at job sites. For such applications, the cranes that are mounted on trucks for easy moving prove beneficial. These cranes that are mounted on trucks are known as mobile cranes. Almost all cranes are mounted on vehicles, but the heavy ones are an exception. The wheels of the vehicle on which the crane is mounted are made of rubber. At the base of the vehicles, there are outriggers that offer extra stability to the crane while it’s performing any tasks.
A tower crane is the most commonly used crane in various industries. These cranes are extremely beneficial for the construction industry especially for erecting tall buildings. Tower cranes have a great height and can go up to 265 feet. They also have a high lifting capacity of around 20 tons. The tower cranes are fixed to the ground for the duration of work and once the work period is over, they can be removed easily and taken to another place where they are needed.
Rough Terrain Crane
A rough terrain crane is a special type of crane which is mounted on top of a special vehicle. Normal mobile cranes cannot be used on rough terrain areas. A rough terrain crane comes with special tires. Their outriggers offer them great stability when they are used.
A crawler crane is a movable crane. It moves on tracks. The tracks do not need to have any outriggers to maintain stability. These crawler cranes also have very high lifting capacity. Their tracks enable it to move easily even in soft soils. They can travel with heavy loads easily and so they are commonly used in construction sites for transporting heavy loads.
All Terrain Crane
Mobile cranes that move as easily in rough terrains as on paved roads are known as all terrain cranes. These cranes come with more wheels than other vehicles so they are able to maintain balance in rough terrains. An all terrain crane can do the tasks of both truck mounted cranes and rough terrain cranes.
Apart from these, there are several other types of cranes that are used in different applications. If your work include lifting and lowering tasks, you should talk to our heavy duty dealers to know about the various crane options that can be suitable for you.