This article redistributed with permission from Lift & Access Magazine
This article written by: Erin Whitehead
As self erectors catch up with city cranes in height and capacity, knowing the jobsite logistics will help determine the right crane for the application.
June 9, 2009 – When it comes to construction machinery, there often can be several tools that meet the needs of the job. But deciding which machine to use boils down to finding the best solution for the application at hand. Some job requirements are such that they fall in between two product sizes—and sometimes even two crane types altogether. As self-erecting cranes creep up in size and capacity, the lines between city tower cranes and the larger self erector categories start to blur. So when is a self erector the best solution? When is a city crane needed for the job? Here, the experts take on the issue of self erectors versus city tower cranes.