Jib cranes

Lifting equipment serving limited areas

Cranes serving a limited area, featuring a boom that rotates (either manually or electrically) around a fixed axis and a trolley that runs along the girder. They are a very popular choice in workshops for serving workbenches, while heavy-duty versions are commonly used for dock work.

They come in a mast version, which has a supporting column, and a bracket-mounted version with rotating boom, which is fastened to the existing concrete or steel infrastructure with suitable brackets.

These versions break down further into two configurations: the tie rod (overbraced) supported type, which is very useful in the case of manual slewing; and the cantilever type, for use where headroom is an issue.

Walking cranes also fall into this category, though instead of rotating, they travel along specially made runways.