The nature of lifting operations can change hugely. Sometimes cranes will be permanently fixed into one spot, used to conduct the same application time and time again. But, for other worksites, there may need to be a degree of flexibility or mobility in place. For that reason, handy pieces of equipment such as versatile mobile gantries exist.
What are mobile gantries?
A gantry crane is one of the most common types of lifting equipment on the market. It is, quite simply, a crane that has been built on top of a gantry. It will generally take the structure of a horizontal beam supported by two vertical A-shaped legs although this can change from crane to crane.
There are several types of gantry crane designed to suit a multitude of applications. The versatile mobile gantry has, as you may have guessed, been created to deliver flexibility and mobility to workplaces.
Here you can see one of our versatile mobile gantries in action
Most gantry cranes will already have a degree of flexibility, as they are often constructed from parts that can be detached to allow for easy movement or storage. The mobile variety, however, has an added level of mobility thanks to a set of four wheels attached to the bottom.
This means that you can simply wheel your equipment around the worksite if it just needs to go from one location to another without the hassle of disassembling it constantly. This is commonplace in many industries, say a construction site, where typically there are needs in multiple places.
More information on our range of equipment
So what can you expect from our mobile gantries? It goes without saying they will be high quality, high performance and built to last. They conform to all relevant British standards, and we can even custom build models to fit your specifications. This adds an even larger degree of flexibility to your workplace on top of what is already offered!
They come in any span up to five metres and also in any height that is up to 4.5 metres. They also have safe working loads (SWL) of up to 5000kg, and so are capable of working with a huge range of loads in multiple industries.
Things to consider
Although wheels are attached on the bottom, it’s crucial that you use this sensibly. This means please don’t move the mobile gantry while you have a load attached. This can cause unpredictable and sometimes dangerous swinging and swaying of the load.
To help prevent this, it is recommended that you ensure the wheel’s brakes are in place before beginning a lifting operation. Two of our wheels will come with brakes as standard, but we can fit the additional two if you would like. Alternatively, you can have no brakes and even no wheels, if you would like your gantry bolted to the floor instead.
As you can see, we like to be completely flexible with our clients!
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