All You Need To Know About Different Types Of Cranes
Crane hire can be a minefield if you don’t know enough about it. It’s important to take several things into consideration, such as the lifting capacity of the crane – ensuring it has the strength to do the job. At Armquest Industrial Services we possess a wide range of heavy-duty lifting cranes, capable of handling any construction or heavy industry job. To help you identify which type of crane you need, we’ve put together the below guide on the different types of cranes when looking into crane hire.
All terrain cranes
As the name suggests, this is an all-wheel drive crane suitable for travelling on both the road and gravel. They excel in their three-fold strengths; lifting, manoeuvring and mobility. These crane reach speeds of 55mph therefore perform exceptionally well on the road compared to other types of cranes. These cranes can be efficiently transported from one job site to another. This lifting crane is also suitable for tackling awkward crane loads.
City cranes have many of the advantages of all terrain cranes but what sets them apart is their compact size. The compact nature of this type of crane hire makes them ideal for city work as well as inside existing buildings. They can work within tight, difficult to access spaces yet still be capable of lifting up to 70 tonnes, which is almost double its own weight of 32 tonnes.
Typically, heavy lifting cranes are normally used in offshore procedures as they are ideal for loading and unloading cargo from ships. They are capable of shifting loads of up to 1200 tonnes. When looking to hire a heavy lifting crane from crane contractors Armquest Industrial Services, it’s guaranteed to be fully certified and compatible with all safety regulations.
Mini cranes’ small size means they are suitable for areas where it would be impossible for larger cranes to operate. These can be powered through a variety of sources like electricity, gas and diesel. This type of crane hire is easy to transport and manoeuvre as well as be operated via remote control. As a result, they can be sent onto terrain that would otherwise be difficult to reach.
Self-erecting mobile tower cranes
Self-erecting mobile tower cranes are great for using space efficiently on a work site because they work from a static location. They can be in operation within an hour of being moved to a site and are easy to mobilise. Self-erecting mobile cranes are also greener because of their quiet operation capabilities that reduce noise pollution. With over three decades of experience serving the the UK, crane contractors Armquest Industrial Services can deliver any type of crane hire and lifting equipment to suit your requirements.
Low headroom cranes
If you’re looking for a crane hire solution for industrial buildings with low ceilings, this is the crane for you. Most often industrial buildings have low ceilings because space must be made for air conditioning and heating systems.
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But don’t worry if you aren’t sure which type of crane you need because crane contractors Armquest Industrial Services are here to offer friendly advice on all your crane hire needs. Simply give us a call on 0161 727 8575 or email email@example.com today.