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In our last article, we discussed overhead cranes and how most of those types of cranes are stationary and supported by a support beam or by the building they are put into. 

Overhead cranes are great for projects and job sites that have a constant need for them to stay in one place such as a factory, shipping yard, auto shop, rail yard, etc. 

But what about when you need to move objects around a job site or are never in the same place for a job and need to have the equipment moved from place to place with you? 

That’s where mobile cranes come in. 

Mobile Cranes

We always talk about cranes and how when we picture them in our mind they have a long arm and are able to lift items and move them around the area. 

Mobile cranes have the ability to do that AND move from one place to another. They are not stationary or what we in the industry call “fixed” cranes. 

Typically, cranes are mounted on wheels or crawlers and can maneuver into tight spaces and carry immensely heavy loads. 

Mobile cranes can drive on uneven terrain, and even on the highway. This makes these cranes extremely efficient and reliable as they can travel with the crew from job site to job site. 

Types Of Mobile Cranes

There isn’t just one type of mobile crane, there are several options and it’s up to the job supervisor and contractors to determine which crane is suitable for each specific project. 

As we said, mobile cranes can be mounted onto wheels or crawlers as well. 

Types of mobile cranes include: 

  • Carry Decks (truck mounted)
  • Hydraulic Truck Cranes
  • All Terrain Cranes
  • Crawler Cranes
  • Floating Cranes
  • Rough Terrain Cranes

You may find that you’re using multiple of the same or a variety of different mobile cranes on the job site to help safely and efficiently perform different tasks.  

Crane that is mobile

Fixed Cranes

For reference, stationary or fixed cranes include:

  • Bridge or Overhead Cranes
  • Gantry Cranes
  • Bulk-handling Cranes
  • Hammerhead Cranes
  • Stacker Cranes
  • Telescope Cranes
  • Tower Cranes

Why Choose A Crane That Is Mobile For Your Project

As we stated above, mobile cranes give you the versatility to move heavy objects around the job site safely and efficiently even when the crane is mobile. 

A few more reasons to work with mobile cranes include:

  • Don’t require a certain space for setup 
  • Don’t take up too much space
  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Comparable in strength to fixed tower cranes
  • Easy setup, tear down and transportation to the next job site. 

Want To Know More About Why You Should Choose A Crane That Is Mobile? Contact BOSS Crane Today! 

If you’re in need of cranes for your next project, look no further than BOSS Crane to handle all of your crane and rigging needs. Our 200 years of experience serving Texas and surrounding states allows us to have the knowledge of working across multiple businesses and industries! 

We can assist in equipment leasing, project management, and more to help you get the job done safely and in a timely manner. 

Contact us today to get a quote and get started!