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Types of Hoisting Equipment

Crane Rental, Cranes | Jan 15 / 19

Every heavy lifting operation is unique and requires a hoisting setup specifically tailored to its needs. There are many types of hoisting equipment available to make handling and moving loads easier and each type has its own set of uses and benefits. At Stampede Crane & Rigging, we proudly supply a variety of mobile cranes and hoisting equipment to a wide range of industries throughout Southern Alberta.

Types of Crane Equipment

The term “hoist” can apply to a diverse range of equipment that lift loads vertically, and mobile cranes are among the most versatile and useful hoisting options. Mobile cranes come in a variety of types and sizes to suit any kind of job. Some types of mobile crane hoists include:

Picker Truck

If a job requires a high degree of mobility, picker trucks are an excellent option. Picker trucks are a combination of a small crane hoist and a flatbed transport truck, which means that this type of mobile crane is able to move loads from place to place. With the ability to attach a basket to the end of the crane to lift workers into the air for high-up jobs, picker trucks are perfect for construction, maintenance, and cargo transport.

Rough Terrain Crane

Rough terrain cranes are ideal for jobs in tighter, less groomed circumstances. This type of hoist has the ability to pick up and move loads from place to place, and it has a 4-wheel steering system that allows it to maneuver more tightly. Different sizes of rough terrain cranes are able to move varying sizes of loads.

Hydraulic All-Terrain Crane

When a crane will need to work on both pavement and less stable ground, it is worth looking into a hydraulic all-terrain crane. This type of mobile crane is able to drive on public roads at regular driving speeds and it also has increased stability for work on sites that are off the beaten path. Hydraulic all-terrain crane hoists come in an assortment of sizes and can lift a wide variety of loads, making them one of the most versatile types of mobile cranes.

Crawler Crane

One of the most stable types of mobile cranes are crawler cranes. Crawler cranes use treads instead of rubber tires to move over terrain. This type of crane is best suited to off-road jobs and they are capable of hoisting and moving large loads.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of hoisting equipment, or if you are interested in one of our technical services or mobile crane services, please contact Stampede Cranes at the location nearest you or fill out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you.