You’ll find AFrame gantries often being used in many industries around the world for many different reasons. Below we have explained more on A Frame gantries, what they are and the benefits that they offer to customers.

What are AFrame Gantries?

An A Frame gantry is a crane which is constructed with a horizontal bar that is supported by two vertical, A-shaped legs; hence the name of A Frame gantry. You will also see an A Frame gantry being referred to as mobile lifting gantries, A Frame cranes, aluminium gantries and aluminium gantry cranes. Overhead cranes are also sometimes referred to as a large A Framed gantry, and we stock a variety of overhead cranes here at Cranes Direct.

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An example of the overhead cranes that we stock at Cranes Direct

The A Frame gantry cranes that we have on offer are standard steel A Frame gantries, and aluminium gantries, and below we’ve covered the differences between the two in our explanation of the features of A Frame gantries.

The portability and lightweight nature of AFrame gantries

One of the biggest benefits of A Frame gantry cranes is that they are extremely portable for two reasons. Firstly, they can be deconstructed and folded so that you can move all of the parts easily. The fact that the parts are all lightweight makes this portability even easier.

Secondly, should you not need to deconstruct your A Frame gantry, but simply want to move it easily around a worksite, then the majority of A Frame gantries come with wheels attached to the bottom, although they must not be moved under load. All of these benefits also mean that an A Frame gantry is great for lifting loads in difficult locations.

Lighter lifting loads of an A Frame gantry

However, there is a caveat. As an A Frame gantry is lighter in nature than other pieces of lifting equipment, it means that they can only lift and lower lighter loads. Our A Frame gantry cranes can still lift up to 5000Kg, while you will find that aluminium gantry cranes lift lower loads, up to around 2000Kg. This is because aluminium is lighter than steel.

Using other lifting accessories with your A Frame gantry crane

Any A Frame gantry is designed to be used with other lifting accessories too which will complete the lifting task itself. A range of lifting accessories are compatible with A Frame gantries, and you can find our full range here.

Find out more about AFrame gantries

If you want to find out more on our AFrame gantries, then you can contact us here.

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