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How Do Mobile Cranes Work?

Uncategorized | Aug 23 / 18

Knowing how mobile cranes work can help you determine if one of these machines is the right fit for your specific job requirements. At Stampede Cranes, we understand how important it is to have the right equipment for the job. That is why we offer a wide range of mobile crane rentals for a selection of different industries.

What is a Mobile Crane?

Mobile cranes are designed to use a collection of simple machines in order to both raise and lower objects, as well as to move them horizontally. This type of crane can be easily moved from one location to the next, making it a cost-effective rental option for many construction companies. Mobile cranes can be used to lift heavy objects and move them short distances, as well as to help construct larger tower cranes. The five most common types of mobile cranes are:

How Mobile Cranes Work

Through a combination of simple machines, mobile cranes are able to gain a mechanical advantage to lift heavy objects. The mast (the tall vertical part of a crane) is supported by a large, heavy base, which helps offset the weight the crane holds at higher heights. At the top of the mast, there is a slewing unit, consisting of a gear and motor, which allows the crane to rotate. The slewing unit also contains the jib (a long horizontal working arm) that uses a trolley to help carry the load, as well as a shorter machinery arm that contains the crane’s motor, along with large concrete counter weights to help balance the load. In addition to these simple machines, mobile cranes also utilize a pulley system, which helps the crane lift heavier loads with minimal force.

If you would like to learn more about how mobile cranes work, or if you are interested in one of our technical service centre or mobile crane services, please contact Stampede Cranes at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.