Mobile Cranes

Best Applications of Mobile Cranes

Mobile-cranes refer to cranes controlled by cables mounted on crawlers or rubber-tired carriers. It can also refer to a hydraulic-powered system with the telescoping boom mounted on truck carriers or as self-propelled models. They require very little set-up or assembly and can be easily transported to the worksite with the cargo. 

A hook is suspended at the end of the boom with the help of ropes and sheaves. Steam engines, electric motors, and internal combustion engines can be used to operate the wire ropes. MN Truck & Crane Service Ltd. can help you with mobile crane rentals and other services in Calgary.


According to the form of the chassis, it can be classified as tire cranes and truck cranes. The former has a dedicated chassis with a short body while the latter has the chassis installed in the car with a longer body. It can be operated as a single machine and depending on the maneuvering power it can be of the following types:


• Fixed cab crane in which the driver always looks forward as the seat is stationary.
• Swing cab crane where the operator can turn 360 degrees and perform work in all directions.
• Hydraulic boom cranes that have maneuverable booms that you can move up or down and arms which can be extended or retracted.


Read our blog on how to choose the right crane for your project.


How Mobile Cranes Make Life Easier On-Site?

You can use mobile cranes for the loading and unloading of heavy objects and also for installing missions. A static crane cannot be used in congested streets with tall buildings for raising statues or indoor lifts. Mobile cranes, with their flexibility in such situations, are able to move into smaller areas or sites with limited space. 


Mobile cranes are at the same time powerful and capable enough to handle various lifting tasks like the tower crane. Don’t underestimate it based on its smaller size as the multiple axles and advanced hydraulic power make the mobile cranes capable of lifting heavy objects to great heights. All-terrain cranes have an average lifting capacity of over 1000 tons.


The time required to set up a mobile crane is less compared to the tower or static cranes. You can achieve it with minimum resources and in a limited space. Equip the cranes with heavy-duty wheels for navigating areas with rough terrain and utilize crab steering for maximum maneuverability. You won’t experience any hassle which makes it the ideal choice for small project sites.


Uses for Mobile Cranes

Some of the projects which commonly require the services of mobile cranes are:


Construction, tilt-up construction and roofing - You can use mobile crane rentals for material or equipment transportation and hoisting construction materials to challenging heights. The distinctive features of the crane help to accomplish these tasks quickly and efficiently.
Power transmission - Our professionals take appropriate measures for risky operations, especially those carried out at heights. With the help of mobile cranes, managing operations becomes safe without any harm to the materials or the workers.
HVAC - Heating or cooling units are very heavy and bulky. Mobile cranes make the transport, installations and maintenance jobs easier. You can unload or lift a series of rooftop units with these.
Assemble turbines used in wind energy - The wind-energy sites are generally hard to reach and may require crossing rough terrain. Low footfall and mobility of the cranes make them the best option for traversing these areas and assembling the components at heights.


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