What Are the Differences Between a Boom Truck and A Crane?
- The difference between a boom truck and a crane is simply that a boom truck does not have counter weight and a crane does have counter weights.
- The difference between cranes and boom trucks. Boom trucks are light weight cranes that when used properly can be a very safe and effective. Boom trucks because of their light weight design maneuverability and capacities can get you into very big trouble real quickly if you do not use them in a safe manner
- Boom trucks come in many different variations and sizes they range from 60ft booms having a 14 ton capacity or a 40 ton boom truck with 142 feet of (boom) stick, with a lifting capacity of say from 40 ton to 14 ton to 7 ton. The point is the further the boom (stick) is extended the less its lifting capability becomes.
- Like I stated before; boom trucks can get you in a lot of trouble real quick when not used properly, if not operated correctly or the load is moved or lifted to quickly they tend to capsize and or topple over.
- Boom trucks are ideal for transporting and unloading large and heavy products. Designed with longer boom lengths these cranes offer higher capacity, greater mobility and versatile application conditions, no matter your reach or lift needs.
- The situation is the same with a crane the further the load from the center point the less lifting capacity it will have but this can be countered by adding counter weights' but of course there is also a limit.
- The Boom trucks are also commonly known as truck mounted cranes (TMC's) and the crane section can be mounted at the rear of the truck or near the front just behind the cab,all depends on the application for which it will be used.
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