Special Application Cranes

Custom made to fit your needs
Portal & semi-portal cranes
Wall travelling fixed arm Jib cranes
Perfect for non-standard lifting tasks.





Cranes Direct are in a position to offer you special application cranes for those bespoke lifting operations. Special cranes for where a standard type crane will not quite do the job.

Special Application Cranes We can Supply

Our range of special application cranes includes crane systems which go way above standard lifting capacities. We can supply heavy duty cranes and high capacity cranes with lifting capacities exceeding 100 tonne.

The goliath range of portal type cranes and semi-portal type cranes come in a range of lifting capacities . Single girder options come with working load limits from 1tonne up to 25 tonne. Double girder crane constructions  can have lifting capacities up to a massive 200 tonne. Portal cranes are probably best suited for outdoor lifting operations. Alternatively they can be used  indoors where the structures already in place are not capable of the loads needed. These type of portal and semi-portal cranes can be made with cantilevered or extended beams.

Jib cranes that travel along a wall are another type of special application crane that we can supply. They are fixed arm/boom jib cranes which are fixed to a steel framework that runs along the building structure. The jibs can travel down the full length and as a result provide good coverage. They enable lifting tasks be carried out across the full length of the work place.

Furthermore it is possible to have multiple jibs on one track. This allows multiple lifting tasks to be carried out simultaneously. Furthermore they can be used under other overhead cranes. This will enable you to provide maximum versatility.

Time Scales

Special application cranes are made to measure. This will ensure you receive a crane that fits perfectly in your workplace while providing you with the lifting means. As a result of these special application cranes being made to order they may take longer produce. We always aim for the shortest possible timescale from site visit to design and quotation to installation. Once crane manufacture is complete we will contact you to arrange installation which will be at a time to suit you.

Crane Services

More than ever it is essential to have all cranes and lifting equipment thoroughly inspected on a regular basis to ensure you are complying to all the necessary health and safety regulations. Cranes Direct offer the complete package. We can offer lifting equipment and crane breakdowns, repairs, maintenance, servicing and thorough inspections. All carried out by our qualified team of LEEA accredited inspectors and highly experienced engineers all at extremely competitive prices.

Call us now  or email us to book your inspection on any crane or lifting equipment, old or new, supplied by us or not.

In conclusion, special application cranes will almost always require more in-depth planning. Site visits will probably be needed to determine your precise requirements. Because we are centrally located we can usually arrange a visit to your workplace within the UK. Sometimes this is not possible but depending on your requirements we can often sort out your crane system via emails and phone calls.



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