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What is a self-propelled crane? What is it for? ALVE reports # 23

18-07-2019

A self-propelled crane is an ideal machine to perform work at height safely and efficiently. They are mainly used in sectors where unevenness makes difficult the tasks to be carried out. Examples of these are the construction, the cleaning of facades or windows, the installation and maintenance of wiring, the placement, treatment and removal of festive lights, etc.

Self-propelled crane with basket: how they work and types

The crane with a lifting basket propels the operator upwards through the extension of its arm, allowing access to elevated areas. Its base is attached to a truck or van. The main types are:
Little. It is used for lifting people and has a system of rotation by hydraulic rack.
Median. It fulfills a double function. It also serves to lift people, but it can also be converted into a hook or winch crane. It is equipped with a lifting arm and articulation.
Big. It does not refer to the size of the basket itself, but to the length that the extension arm reaches. It can reach over 14 meters and allow you to add extensions for an even higher height.

How to rent a crane with a lift basket

The truck-lifter crane is one of the most common platforms in trucks. Its use in the construction sector has great value, since they offer great versatility and load capacity, as well as vertical and horizontal movement and elevation. A rental service allows you to have this machinery paying only for the time of use. Therefore, it represents a great saving with quality assurance.

ALVE boom lift trucks offers rental of lifting equipment, truck-mounted platform, second hand working platform. We have a large fleet in which there are several types of boom lift vans. Contact us if you wish to receive more information about these vehicles or any other information of interest about our services.

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