LOAD MOVING EQUIPMENT
Our industry demands constant adjustment. Various heavy cargo needs not only to be moved, but it requires moving at or from a certain height. When it comes down to that, the most often solution includes mobile cranes powered by their own hydraulic systems. They are efficient and versatile, thus owning at least one crane makes you a very attractive contractor. Our management and Velebit Promet employees thrive constantly to deliver the best possible service to our clients. Our fleet is accommodated with three cranes – two all-terrain and one truck-mounted crane, which makes us a serious competitor in special transport.
Cranes are machines that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. Crane parts include the mast, the slewing unit, the jib, the engine, the tracks, the control area, and the operating cab.
But cranes aren’t just those enormous static structures which can be seen on most construction sites.They also encompass machines that can be moved if necessary. Mobile crane is a cable-controlled crane mounted on crawlers or rubber-tired carriers or a hydraulic-powered crane with a telescoping boom mounted on truck-type carriers (platform) or as self-propelled models.
Telescopic booms come in numerous shapes and sizes, which means they can work at different heights and carry different loads. Some of most-used types are: Vehicle-mounted, Sidelifter, All Terrain, Telescopic Handler, etc.
A vehicle-mounted crane has quite a few advantages over classic construction cranes. Firstly, vehicle-mounted cranes are mobile which gives them greater site accessibility.
Secondly, they remove one step from the transport process, because they give a mean of lifting and transportation (unlike static cranes that need to lift the load and move it to the truck which can execute further transport). This means you can minimize your expenses, because truck-mounted cranes also require less time when doing daily checks and you don’t have the need to lease a much more expensive crane.
One of the most noticed disadvantages of using a vehicle-mounted crane is definitely its power, since it is obvious that no mounted crane can carry the same weights as a construction crane, but looking at the biggest mobile crane currently, the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1, which is an 18-wheel truck with a 100-metre boom and 1200-ton lift capacity, makes you think twice about this deficiency.
The other problem regarding aforementioned cranes is fuel economy, which will never go your way. Cranes take up a lot of space and usually weigh a lot, hence influencing the transmission efficiency and fuel consumption.