Life just got a whole lot easier with the invention or innovation of a crane truck, but before we go any further in this modern engines likes and types we would like to throw some light into the history of crane and how did it get attached to the truck, which indeed was a great invention for mankind, and a helping hand in reaching heights for the construction industry.
The concept of cranes goes back to the sixth century when the Greeks used it to reach the skies for doing their jobs, but since then there has indeed been a revolution in the fields of the cranes and also they got attached to the truck, making them a huge success in the industries of manufacturing, transportation as well as construction which is where it is used the most, otherwise imagine a high rise building getting constructed without the help of crane trucks, it would practically take forever for the labour to reach the high point, and we would never have been able to see the skyscrapers ever.
Having said that, here is a list of various kinds and types of crane trucks, some of them very basic and used for regular works, while some on the other hand are pretty much sophisticated and are used only for the high risers:
- The Sidelifter:
The sidelifter is usually used to load as well as unload the containers from different kinds of locations like for example from the ground, from one truck to another, from the railway cars and also many a time from the docks as well.
- The Truck-mounted crane:
These are small time travellers or small distance travellers and usually used for highway travel. Also extra bit of precautions is required for these trucks to prevent the load taken by this crane truck to swing sideways.
- The All-terrain crane:
If you have a rough terrain job in hand then this equipment known as the All-terrain crane is just the apt choice for you, we say this because this crane is donned with axels which help it to do any kind of job in the roughest terrains, also it usually has a minimum of two axels to a maximum of nine axels.