The Kings Of The Building Site: Eight Different Cranes
With all the skyscrapers and huge projects being built in the Manchester area, you would think that hiring a crane is easy. However, knowing which type to use on a construction site is actually quite tricky, as there are many different factors to consider. Here are nine different types of cranes:
This is a type of static crane that is most appropriate for cramped spaces. It is able to support itself with a very heavy concrete base, which means that it can lift surprisingly heavy loads safely.
Self-supporting cranes are fastened to the building or structure it is working on to prevent movement when in use. The height of the attachments are very important as the intervals between them are vital to the stability of the crane.
If the building site does not have the required space for a static crane then this type of crane can be put onto a railway bogie along a track. Heavy concrete blocks at its base support the structure.
For structures that are very tall, this crane is the only option. A climbing crane is attached to the base of the structure and is gradually moved up as the stories of the structure get built. Each section is broken down once the construction is done.
This crane is ideal for lifting significant weight at a considerable height. They are highly flexible pieces of equipment and can be moved even when carrying objects.
Rather than petrol, diesel or electric motor, this crane is powered by a hydraulic system. This allows greater power for smaller cranes which means that they can certainly pack a punch in limited spaces.
Rough Terrain Crane
This crane’s wheels are fitted with rubber tyres that make it perfect for jobs that require going off-road. The majority of the cranes have stabilisation technology and come with powerful four-wheel drive.
Track Mounted Crane
A track-mounted crane is great for uneven terrain as the track makes it easy to move while giving the crane additional stability.
At Armquest we are dedicated to providing our customers with the crane that best suits their requirements. Our staff of highly qualified experts know just the crane for your needs and offer a huge range of different models. Armquest is proud to operate on a massive range of different projects and jobs by supplying personalised industrial services. We offer contract lifting, crane hire, plant lift and shift, plant dismantling and hot tub lifting. Armquest is based in Manchester but has a large range of varied and satisfied customers across the North West of England. Call us today on 01617 278 578 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.