In order to properly select a crane, many factors must be considered to determine the correct crane type and corresponding capacity. Should it be a heavy crane? Arm truck crane? Rough terrain crane? Factors such as the weight and size of the load, location, range, obstacles, etc. must be determined before choosing a crane. 12 ton crane
Here are some key steps:
Calculate the maximum radius from the center of the pin.
Confirm the total load. If you don’t know, consider consulting an engineering professional.
Whether it’s height under the ceiling or overhead obstructions, identify clearance issues.
Take into account the height of the obstacle between the crane and the load.
Consider the hook height required to hoist the equipment.
Consider the distance from the head of the arm to the hook.
Determines if obstacles block the counterweight when swinging.
Check if the crane needs to bypass obstacles during setup.
Determine if dedicated rigging equipment is required to avoid removing critical plant equipment during the lift.
Consider how long the boom will take.
Make sure the ground can support the crane. Further testing may be required.
Determine how the crane will come to and from the site. Will the road and entrance accommodate it?
All these factors are essential in choosing a crane for safe and successful work.