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Types of Mobile Cranes

Mobile Cranes | Jul 30 / 18

Getting to know the different types of mobile cranes can help you choose the right crane for your specific application needs. At Eagle West Cranes, we understand how important it is to have the right crane for the job. That is why we offer a wide selection of mobile cranes for rent.

Stiff Boom Cranes

Stiff boom cranes use a hydraulic winch and a boom (steel arm) to lift materials straight up and down. This type of crane is especially ideal for placing fragile loads in the work area, regardless of the lifting radius, as well as suspending heavy loads in the air for long periods of time. Stiff boom cranes also tend to be the best type of crane for reaching over obstructions, such as fences or walls. With stiff boom cranes available from 14 tons to 40 tons with payload capacities up to 37,000 lbs, renting the right size crane for your jobsite has never been easier.

Folding Boom Cranes

Folding boom cranes, also known as knuckle boom cranes, loader cranes, picker cranes, and articulating cranes, come equipped with two booms: a main boom and an outer boom. These two booms are attached by a knuckle, designed to allow the boom structure to move in and out, much like a human finger. This type of crane offers extreme mobility, as it can fold into a very small size when transporting materials or squeezing into a small construction site. Folding boom cranes are available for rent in a selection of different sizes (20 tons to 200 tons) with payload capacities up to 78,000 lbs.

Hydraulic All-Terrain Cranes

Hydraulic all-terrain cranes work to combine the mobility of a truck-mounted crane with the maneuverability of a rough-terrain crane, making it the perfect option for working on remote construction sites, as well as installing oil and gas pipelines, erecting wind turbines, lifting heavy precast concrete building segments, and other heavy hoisting applications. With its superior off-road mobility and ease of movement on public roads, hydraulic all-terrain cranes make working on multi-use jobsites a breeze.

If you would like to learn more about the types of mobile cranes we have for rent, or if you are interested in one of our products or services (mobile cranes, precast concrete, or industrial moving and other services), please contact Eagle West Cranes at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.