Cranes are used on construction sites to lift heavy materials and perform tasks in a matter of minutes that would otherwise take a team of workers hours to complete. However, when it comes to choosing the right crane for your construction project it can be difficult to decide whether a mobile crane or a tower crane best suits your needs.

That’s why we have put together this list of the key differences between mobile cranes and tower cranes including the advantages and disadvantages of each.

What is a mobile crane?

The mobile cranes, usually have the particularity, what distinguishes them from all others to have a boom telescopic, that carries more than one cylinder, the telescopic boom that carries a usually rectangular shape. This heavy machine is useful in the work of modern construction.

Mobile Crane Load Chart

Mobile Crane Load Chart

Simply put, the only way to know if the load you are lifting with a mobile crane is within the limitations of the crane is to relate the lift to the manufacturer’s load chart and notes.

Mobile Crane Safety

This article focuses on hazards, including where they might be found in different workplaces. We also provide you with a range of further resources to make your risk assessment process as smooth as possible.

Mobile Crane Hand Signals

All mobile crane operators must have experience and education on all aspects of material handling and mobile crane procedures, including all common manual signals for mobile crane operators.

Slewing Mobile Crane

Slewing mobile cranes incorporate a boom or jib that can be rotated. It excludes front-end loader, back-hoe, excavator or other earth moving equipment when configured for crane operation.