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How To Select The Right Crane

Some ideas on how to select the right crane for your project

Select the right crane: Some projects require the use of cranes. In fact, all the projects related to construction, production, manufacturing, energy and similar require the use of a crane. Depending on the project, selecting the right crane for your project is vital. You need to be very careful while choosing a crane and keep all the considerations in mind. The rated load, type of ground where the crane is to be used and all other conditions must be known.

If the crane is not perfect for your project, it may cause some serious problems. In addition to be not able to perform the job properly, you may also have to face some serious issues or even dangerous accidents may occur.

Eagle West Cranes is committed to provide you the best information related to cranes. Furthermore, your safety is our most important concern. So, we’ve shared a valuable article that will not only help you select the right crane for your project, but will also provide you a more thorough approach towards your project and will help you and your workers stay safe. Below are some questions and answers that are vital to selecting a new crane.

Don’t be at a loss while thinking about a crane for your project! Read the full article to learn more!

The important questions and answers are as follows:

What Load is Being Lifted?

Loads can shift at random intervals, and they may be balanced in unusual ways. One important part of deciding which kind of crane to use is to determine what type of load you are going to move. This inquiry process needs to include both the materials inside, and the method of containing them. A liquid inside a tank is going to have dramatically different movement characteristics than a flat car trailer full of tightly packed solid objects. Exploring the entire fleet of possibilities can benefit you if you are unaware of the types of cranes available to you.

How High is the Work to Be Done?

The height of the work is going to impact how the boom is set up, as well as what kind of boom will be necessary. Furthermore, the extension of the crane’s boom can be affected by the wind, which increases exponentially as the height increases. In addition, the amount of counterweight needed to heft loads to ever-increasing heights needs to be calculated differently versus if the height is lower. Tower cranes now have dramatically higher capacity than they once did, and they can often lift over 1,000 meters into the air.

What Material and Condition is the Ground Beneath the Crane?

Cranes need a solid support structure beneath them to support the load and to keep their movement stabilized. While truck mounted cranes are often useful when there is concrete to support the crane itself, outriggers are sometimes not enough on unstable terrain. Rough terrain cranes offer the necessary mobility for grass or dirt surfaces without compromising most of the strength. When there is an uneven substrate, you need to consider the width of the crane’s base.

What Kinds of Obstacles are There?

In many environments, especially urban and suburban ones, cranes need to be adapted to circumventing obstacles. In addition to winds, there may be power lines, other buildings and other obstacles that can keep a crane from being able to simply raise the load directly from its origin point to its destination. In some instances, even the control scheme the crane uses can be difficult in the presence of obstacles, with pendant station cables getting caught. Radio controls may be more effective and less potentially hazardous.

To learn more about this important topic, read the full guide to selecting the right crane for your project.