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Many crane configurations can be considered mobile, though there are different degrees and kinds of mobility. Tower cranes, for example, which are also a variety of jib crane, are not mobile while in action (they are mounted on 400,000 pound concrete slabs), but when a tower crane project is finished, the tower crane is disassembled and transported to its next assignment. Read More…

Mobile Cranes Mobile cranes are materials movement tools that are characterized by their ability to move or be moved within an industrial facility or around an outdoor operation. A mobile crane is any industrial crane that allows for the movement of objects in multiple areas.
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Fishers, NY  |  844-268-7055

Gorbel®, Inc. is an innovator and leader in producing bridge cranes for the industry. Gorbel® provides a wide variety of overhead handling solutions that handle loads from fifty pounds up to forty tons. Contact us today and we will work with you to find the best product for your unique application. Call or visit our website for additional information.

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Indianapolis, IN  |  800-632-4451

An employee-owned company, Brehob Corporation's Crane and Hoist division offers products for sale that can be customized for diverse applications.

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Springfield, OH  |  937-525-5533

The superior ruggedness, dependability & know-how Konecranes puts into their custom overhead cranes, rebuilds & mods means customers get highly engineered machines that outperform & outlast in even the toughest conditions. Built for your application, we offer single & double girder cranes, hoists, runway systems, crane components & installation. Lowest owning/operating cost of any overhead crane!

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Konecranes, Inc. $$$

Nappanee, IN  |  574-646-2015

PWI cranes are ready to help with any of your material handling needs. Our overhead bridge cranes are typically for heavy-duty material handling needs. Workstation cranes are lightweight and can be installed in any workspace. Jib cranes provide an excellent way to transfer material from on station to another. Gantry cranes work great for moving overhead cranes to different areas. Our team is ready to help you decide which crane is right for you.

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PWI $$$

Kiefer, OK  |  800-474-5600

Bridge Crane is a problem-solving organization that specializes in customized design, manufacturing, installation, and servicing of overhead and work station crane systems. We are dedicated to safety, efficiency, and practical solutions to meet our customer’s material handling needs.

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Bridge Crane Specialists, Ltd. $$$

Harrison, OH  |  513-202-1408

We offer a variety of bridge cranes including underhung single girders and top running bridge cranes. We break those categories down further into manual and motor driven. All of our bridge cranes provide the advantage of outstanding speed control. It is our mission to provide excellent customer service while providing products that cannot be topped.

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Cincinnati Crane & Hoist $$$
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In this way, a tower crane is more mobile than a gantry crane that never leaves a factory floor. However, within a factory floor, a gantry crane can be fitted with wheels or casters, which may allow movement around a factory enclosure. In this way, gantry cranes are more mobile than bridge cranes, which are usually permanently affixed to structural elements in a factory or warehouse, though they can also be used for outdoor projects like road construction and shipyard loading. The distinctions that separate crane configurations categories are fluid; most cranes belong to more than one category. Most of them are considered mobile in some way, though there are some cranes whose defining characteristic is mobility.

There are many mobile cranes that travel by land and are able to drive or be transported by other vehicles on roads or rough terrain. Highway mobile cranes are usually large trucks that can only move very slowly when holding a load in order to prevent tipping. Rough terrain mobile cranes are generally smaller and perform like four-wheel drive construction vehicles; they can feature treads, tracks or very large wheels as their means of transport.

Depending on that means, they can reach worksites on their own, or they can be transported on large trucks. Some mobile cranes are intended for use over or on bodies of water. Water cranes can be mounted on boats for use by fishermen or marine studies applications. Other very large water-based mobile cranes can be used for the unloading of ships under unusual circumstances.

For example, after a storm or the accidental grounding of a vessel, it may be necessary to remove cargo in order to prevent environmental degradation. Water cranes can also be used in the building of dams, bridges and in other construction projects that involve very large volumes of water. Mobile cranes are an indispensable industrial utility; they make the movement of materials possible under harsh or unusual circumstances.

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