Crawler cranes are incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide range of applications. As their name suggests, these cranes “crawl” on tracked undercarriages, which allows them to maneuver in tight spaces and over rough terrain. Explore our library of complimentary load charts, helping you find the right crawler crane for your project.
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Crawler cranes are actually a type of mobile crane. Mobile cranes are capable of moving around the job site opposed to static cranes that are permanent/ semi-permanent structures often fixed to the ground or buildings. While most mobile cranes are traditionally mounted on wheels, crawler cranes are mounted on treads.
Because of their specific design, crawler cranes can typically handle rougher terrain and heavier loads than other types of mobile cranes.
Crawler Cranes are used in many different industries, including construction, manufacturing and shipping. They are especially useful for large-scale projects that require lifting and moving heavy objects. Some of the most common uses for crawler cranes include:
Yes – crawler cranes are hydraulic. This means that they use pressurized oil to move the boom, arm and other parts of the crane.
The oil is stored in tanks on the crane and pumps are used to move it around the system. The advantage of using hydraulic cranes is that they can generate a lot of power, making them perfect for lifting heavy loads.
A crawler crane can reach up to 260 feet. However, the maximum reach may be limited by the size and weight of the load being lifted. For example, a crane with a 220-foot boom can only lift about 20,000 pounds. A crane with a 260-foot boom can lift up to 36,000 pounds.