What is a Crawler Crane?
The crawler crane is one of the larger machines available through iSeekplant's crawler crane hire suppliers, and can lift anywhere from 40 - 3,500 tonnes. The set of tracks underneath the machine allows this type of crane to move, and it has superior stability compared to other cranes without the need for outriggers. The lattice structure on the crawler crane’s boom is much lighter when compared to hydraulic cranes, meaning it has a better load to radius ratio and heavier weight can be lifted. They are used to lift very large objects on construction sites including bridge beams, conveyors and more. Crawler cranes are generally hired on sites where crane requirements are regular and long term. These machines have a high set up cost but lower running cost than hydraulic mobile cranes. For this reason, they are the preferred crane to hire on projects which require a crane over long durations.