Rental of a crane without also being provided with a crane operator. Some crane companies may offer bare rentals or rent bare cranes to clients with certified crane operators on staff, but most crane rental firms require a rental-company-employed operator to run rented cranes.
Also known as: bare renting, bare crane rental, bare crane fleet
The structure of the crane that extends above the housing and supports the crane cables where the load is attached.
Also known as: telescoping boom, crane boom
Boom trucks (sometimes referred to as boomtrucks) are truck-mounted cranes with a rotating center post and a fixed boom that telescopes out, and a bucket that can move workers and hoist them into the air to perform tasks off of the ground. Boomtrucks are often used to lift very heavy and bulky items, transport items around a construction or other work site, and move workers vertically. Boom trucks may be referred to as bucket trucks because of their bucket used for raising workers up to elevated or hard-to-reach areas
Also known as: boomtruck, bucket truck, rear-mounted boom crane
Counterweights are modular weights that can be added or removed from cranes to keep cranes from tipping when lifting heavy loads.
Also known as: crane weights, counterweighting, crane counterweight
Crane inspections are required by some state, county, and city governments to ensure that cranes operating in certain jurisdictions are safe and in good operating condition. Some Santa Cruz County crane services also offer crane inspections to help clients comply with local regulations.
Also known as: crane inspection services, crane equipment inspections, crane safety inspections, OSHA crane inspections, crane hoist inspection, annual crane inspection services, mobile crane inspections
crane lift services
Crane operators are in the business of providing lift services for residential, commercial, industrial, and civic projects, including building projects, that require lifting and moving of heavy objects. These are often known as crane rental, crane lift services, and mobile crane services
Also known as: crane services, crane lifting services, crane lifts, heavy lifting services, construction lifting services, heavy haul rigging services
Crane operators are persons or companies who operate cranes for lifting and moving heavy objects. Crane operators, also known as crane contractors, control cranes to position and move machinery and equipment, move large objects and equipment at construction sites, provide industrial crane services, operate cranes at ports and railways for loading and unloading, and offer other services using various types of cranes.
Also known as: crane contractors, crane drivers, manned cranes, operated cranes, crane drivers, heavy machinery operators
Cranes are machines with a long mechanical arm used to lift or hoist heavy or bulky materials or items that need to be moved. Cranes may use a hoist rope, rope wires (also known as wire ropes), or chains to lift items slightly vertically before moving them into place horizontally. Local crane rental companies provide rental cranes for clients who need the use of a crane but don’t have enough of a demand to purchase and own their own crane. This can include residential and commercial crane rental services. Crane rental may include the services of a crane operator or, if the client is trained to use crane lifts, the crane rental agreement may be only for the crane equipment rental.
Also known as: rental cranes, cranes for hire, boom rental, boom truck rental, heavy equipment rentals, crane equipment rental
Crawler cranes are cranes with an upper carriage that is mounted on a crawler undercarriage that has tracks that provide mobility and stability to the crane. Crawler cranes are known for their utilitarianism and mobility: the top of the crane can rotate a full 360 degrees, the crawlers are stable and don’t require outrigging, and the crane can move on its own without needing to be moved or have extensive setup.
Also known as: all-terrain cranes, rough-terrain cranes, lattice boom crawler cranes, telescopic crawler cranes, lattice boom truck cranes, LTR telescopic crawler cranes, mobile cranes
Hoist is the term for lifting and lowering loads with a crane.
Also known as: lift, crane hoist, hoisting
Jibs are the projecting arms of cranes, otherwise described as the pendant-supported extension of a crane that attaches to the crane boom or fly head. Jibs provide added boom length for handling specified loads, allowing the crane to remain stable and do the work intended. Jibs may be in line with the boom or offset from the boom depending on the type of crane and weight of the load.
Also known as: crane arm, crane jib, crane hoist
Lattice boom is a lattice-like structure made up of multiple sections that are pinned together and their support system. Most lattice booms are made of open construction of angled or tubular lacing that forms a truss to strengthen the crane
Also known as: LBC, lattice boom crane, LB crane
Mobile cranes are usually cable-controlled cranes that are easily transported to the site where they’ll be used. Most mobile cranes are mounted on wheeled carriers or crawlers for ease of transport, but some mobile cranes are self-propelled. Most commercial and residential clients who rent mobile cranes need a crane for various loads and cargo that doesn’t require a lengthy or difficult setup process or assembly and that is easily moved to and from their location.
Also known as: crawler crane, movable crane, drivable crane, self-propelled crane, telescoping crane, boom crane, cable-controlled crane
Outrigging is the stabilizing force holding cranes in place. Most outrigging extends outward from the crane chassis, making the crane footprint larger and preventing it from tipping.
Also known as: outrigging, outriggers, crane outrigging, outrigger pads, crane stabilizers, stabilizer pads, crane pads
rough terrain cranes
Rough terrain cranes are cranes that have been mounted on a stable base, or undercarriage, that has four thick rubber tires that enable the crane to travel over rough, uneven, or rocky ground. Rough terrain cranes are usually used for pick-up-and-carry applications and for off-road and rough terrain projects including remote building, early stages of construction where the ground is still uneven, moving heavy and large items from rough or rocky areas, and lifting work that needs to be done on paved and uneven surfaces.
Also known as: RTC, all terrain cranes, mobile cranes, stabilized cranes
tower crane services
Tower cranes are the tallest type of crane, since they are usually as high or higher than the buildings they are used to construct. Tower cranes are fixed cranes rather than mobile cranes, meaning they must be delivered to and mounted at the site where they’re used. Tower cranes often are operated by crews hanging weights to balance the load and then using hydraulic power to raise the load up to where it needs to be distributed.
Also known as: building tower cranes, tall cranes, high-rise cranes, balance crane, luffing jib tower crane, telescopic tower crane, self-erecting tower crane, hammerhead crane
Unlike some mobile cranes that require wheeled carriers to take them to where they’ll be used, truck cranes are self-propelled cranes with a truck-type frame. Some truck cranes are permanently joined so that the truck and the crane never are separate. Others operate as one unit but the crane portion can be removed from the truck portion.
Also known as: mobile crane, drivable crane, boom truck, boom crane, pickup crane, truck jib crane, steel boom crane, hydraulic lift cranes
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