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Types of Cranes Used in Construction

Construction is one of the most common industries for mobile cranes to be used in. Because the building industry is incredibly varied and it takes place in all kinds of settings, there are many different types of cranes used in construction. At TNT Crane and Rigging, we provide all kinds of mobile cranes for construction work throughout Alberta and our technical service centre is prepared to ensure that your project gets exactly the type of crane that your work requires.

Mobile Cranes for Construction

Whether you work in high-rise construction, home building, or tilt-up, the need for a crane is almost inevitable. The right mobile crane can ensure that any operation that requires the hoisting, positioning, placing, and delivery of materials goes smoothly. Some of the types of mobile cranes that are often seen on construction sites include:

Crawler Cranes

With the ability to lift massive loads and traverse nearly any terrain, crawler cranes are an incredibly popular option for construction jobs. Crawler cranes use treads to easily navigate slippery or unstable ground, but these treads also make them unsuitable for travel on most roads, meaning that they have to be delivered to jobsites. If a construction job is taking place on underdeveloped land, crawler cranes are an excellent option.

All-Terrain Cranes

All-terrain cranes are able to travel on both highways and offroad terrain. They are among the most versatile types of mobile cranes for construction, with all kinds of lifting capacities from 75 to 500 tons. Whether a construction job is taking place in downtown Edmonton or down a logging road, an all-terrain crane can get the job done.

Boom Cranes

Boom cranes are also often called picker trucks. These cranes are smaller and more mobile than most other types of cranes, which makes them perfect for quick jobs, such as home construction or material delivery.

Rough Terrain Cranes

If a jobsite requires a mobile crane that is extremely maneuverable and able to move over off-road conditions, rough terrain cranes are an excellent candidate for the job. With massive rubber tires and 4-wheel steering, these cranes are excellent for construction jobs that have tight quarters and minimal site prep.

If you would like to learn more about the types of cranes used in construction, or if you would like to find out more about any of the other types of crane rentals and services that we offer, please call TNT Crane and Rigging at 800‐799‐2505, or find the branch closest to you.