Cranes are heavy equipment used to lift heavy goods that are used in building projects. Infrastructure building is at a rapid pace in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and in the middle-east as a whole. Integrated Logistics Company, widely known for offering crane rental and other equipment rentals for proposed projects supplies wide variety of cranes like,
- Crawler Cranes
- All Terrain Cranes
- Rough Terrain Cranes
- Truck Cranes
A crawler is mounted on an undercarriage. Between 40 and 3500 short tons are lifted using the crawler cranes. Using crawler cranes brings a lot of advantages. They need just a little set up. The reason behind this being the crane stays stable on its tracks. Another advantage is that crawler crane can travel with a load. Crawler cranes offer great stability as against hydraulic or truck cranes because they do not have outriggers. However crawler trains are very heavy and moving them from the project site to other places will require you to spend money. The crawler has to be disassembled. Once that is done, it has to be moved in trucks, ships or rail cars. This forms the major drawback of crawler cranes, otherwise, they are modern and ease for lifting works.
All terrain cranes
They are a hybrid between a rough terrain crane and mobile truck crane. The specialty of this crane is that it offers a multi-functional capability. The cranes can be used on any kind of off-road terrain and can also be taken on highways at very high speeds. Also, they can be used regardless of the prevalent weather conditions.
They reach up to 55 miles per hour speed. They are mobile, maneuverable and have a strong lifting capacity of 40 to 1000 tons. Interestingly, they can reach up to the height of 500 feet. Other advantages of all terrain cranes include agility, adjustability, efficiency, durability and safety.
All terrain cranes can be used in construction areas where there are no roads or poor road conditions. When erecting wind turbines, during installation of oil and gas pipelines, the all terrain cranes can be put to use.
Rough Terrain cranes
They are specially designed to perform operations off-road and in rough surfaces. In rough terrain cranes, a self propelled crane is mounted on an undercarriage. These kinds of cranes are mainly crafted for pick and carry operations. The cranes are using during operations in refineries, chemical plants and can also be used for building bridges.
A truck carries the crane. The crane consists of two parts. The first is the lower part, called the carrier. Second is the lifting component. It consists of the boom called as upper. These two are put together using a turntable. There by, enabling the upper to swing. These cranes are single-engine machines and can easily move on highways.