Cranes come in different types and sizes and it is important to know every kind. It is important to note that cranes have been used for more than 2000 years now to lift weights despite the fact that they look modern. In the olden days, cranes were used to build medieval churches as well as monuments especially in Rome. This article aims at looking at the complex as well as simple ways of using cranes.
One simple crane is the mobile crane; this crane has a telescopic boom that is mounted on a movable platform. It is the levers and the pulleys that move the boom of this crane while at the end of it it has a hook attached at its bottom. working in the city requires great flexibility, it is therefore good to use a mobile crane to do so as it has great convenience. When it comes to the wheels of a mobile crane, they may be designed for caterpillar or rail trucks.
The mobile crane can be used for demolition or earthmoving as the hook at the end of the crane can be changed to a ball or wrecking bucket, dependent on the crane hire job. Other cranes that are mobile are rough terrain cranes and truck mounted cranes. The truck-mounted crane will have outriggers to keep the crane fully stable when in use. Cranes that are designed for rough terrain have a base that is not dissimilar to a 4 wheel drive vehicle; they are good for picking up transport materials.
Loader cranes are made up of hydraulic powered booms that are fitted on to trailers, they load goods onto the trailer and the joints of the boom are folded when not in use. They are fairly similar to telescopic cranes as on some sections of this type of crane there may be a section of the boom that uses telescope of easier use.
It is important that those that are in the shipping industry hire the floating cranes as they are suitable for this purpose. The floating cranes are suitable they can operate in water while building salvage ships, ports as well as supporting bridges. The floating cranes can be used to offload awkward looking containers as they are just designed to do this.
The other type of cranes is the tower cranes, they however, do not have a movable base. When it comes to constructing this kind of crane, it is done so step by step as they are very tall. When it comes to its shape, its base is like a long ladder while its boom is perpendicular to this base. This kind of cranes are used for constructing sky scraper buildings or generally very tall buildings. When deciding on the design of the crane it is generally based on two major things.the first consideration is that the stability it has and the specified mass.