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These cranes are transported to job sites and then must be assembled using a mobile crane. The biggest benefit of a tower crane is that it can be operational in tightly confined areas and offers a large picking radius.
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Often the cranes are connected to an adjoining building to support extreme reach heights of over feet. Tower cranes come in many styles, such as hammerhead, flat-top, self-erecting or luffing jib configurations and have a to ton meter rating. All Terrain cranes are mobile cranes that have the ability to travel at high speeds on public roads. On rough terrain job sites, they utilize all-wheel and crab steering to maneuver through tight spaces.
All Terrains have anywhere from axles and can lift loads up to 1, tons. Auxiliary Hoist - A supplemental hoisting unit, usually designed to handle lighter loads at a higher speed than the main hoist. Capacity - The maximum rated load in tons which a crane is designed to handle. Chain Hand - The chain grasped by the operator to apply force required for lifting, lowering, or traveling motions. Counterweights - Multi-ton weights placed on the back of the cab to prevent the crane from tipping during lifts.
Load Moment Indicator - Array of lights located in the cab just above the operator's eye level; flashes if crane's lifting limits are reached.
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Rough Terrain Cranes Rough terrain cranes have been in existence for the past 30 years. Crawler Cranes Crawler cranes, also referred to as lattice boom crawler cranes, are the largest of the cranes. Tower Cranes Tower cranes are stationary and are the tallest standing of the cranes.
All Terrain Cranes All Terrain cranes are mobile cranes that have the ability to travel at high speeds on public roads. Definitions Auxiliary Hoist - A supplemental hoisting unit, usually designed to handle lighter loads at a higher speed than the main hoist.
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