Jib cranes are just one of the many products that we stock here at Cranes Direct, but we also have several varieties of jib cranes too. To help narrow down your choices and help you decide which is the best jib crane for you, below we’ve laid out some of our top tips when it comes to buying jib cranes.

Lifting weight of your jib crane

The primary use for your jib crane will be for the lifting and lowering of loads, and so one of your greatest concerns will be the lifting strength of that jib crane. Before buying a jib crane, make sure that you take the time to think about all of the varied loads that you will be lifting, and the weights of these loads.

Some jib cranes have a safe working load limit of up to 125Kg, while others can lift a much heavier 500Kg. Think about what lifting strength will be best for your business when buying jib cranes.

The positioning of your jib crane

Where will be the best position for your jib crane to be placed? Some of our jib cranes, known as articulated jib cranes, can be cleverly placed so that the bendable slewing arm extends to lift around corners, while others can be mounted to walls so that space is freed up on the work space floor.

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One of the underbraced jib cranes that we stock here at Cranes Direct


It’s important to think about why you want to use your jib crane, as well as where you want to use it.

The spacing of your jib crane

This tip ties in nicely to the point made above. If you need to lift and lower loads but are concerned about the space that you have within your workspace, then there are jib cranes that have been designed to save you space.

For example, the wall mounted jib crane mentioned above won’t take up floor space, while underbraced jib cranes are perfect for areas that have lower ceilings or roofs.

The adaptability of your jib crane

Some jib cranes are more rigid than others, while others are able to be more adaptable and versatile. One such jib crane is our articulated jib crane that is mentioned above, that has a bend in its arm to allow it to lift at angles.

Another is our 360 degree slewing jib crane, which allows for the lifting and lowering of loads within a full 360 degree radius without the jib crane needing to be moved.

Customizations when buying jib cranes

We know that everyone has different needs, and for that reason we also offer the option to have jib cranes custom made too. If you’d like to discuss jib cranes in more detail, then please get in contact with us here.

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