Author: Larry Peck

Differences Between Tower Cranes and Mobile Construction Cranes

by Larry Peck

Most of the time, project managers will have to make tough decisions when it comes to choosing the type of cranes for a project. Even though there are projects where the type of cranes to be used depends on project specifications, most projects typically require a mobile crane, because it saves money and time. Before you decide to choose either a mobile crane or a tower crane, we advise you to consider the factors discussed in this article, but first, let’s understand what a tower and mobile cranes are:

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What Are the Different Types of Construction Cranes?

by Larry Peck

What is a Crane?

A crane is a crucial machine that has been used since the times of ancient Greece. Cranes are essential for heavy lifting different types of tasks and heavy construction work. It comprises of pulleys and cables, based on the kind of functions in question. A crane lifts and lowers load in such a way that human construction works cannot comprehend.

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What is a Tower Crane?

by Larry Peck

A tower crane is an advanced balance crane that comprises of similar basic parts. The crane is attached to the ground using a concrete slab. Sometimes it is connected to the sides of the structures. Tower cranes are known for giving the ideal combination of lifting capacity and height and are often used for constructing buildings.

Black Tower Crane

Then the base is connected to the mast, which gives the unit the height it requires. Moreover, the mast is connected to a gear and motor, which is also called the slewing unit. It allows the crane to rotate. The upper part of the slewing unit features three primary components: the operator’s cab, the shorter counter-jib, and the jib, which is also known as the working arm.

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