What are the different types of mobile cranes for hire

When it comes to hiring a mobile crane, it’s not always a one-size-fits-all situation. The term “mobile crane” refers to lifting machinery that can independently transit from one location to another. Naturally, this definition actually lends itself to a variety of crane types, each with its own unique set of features, and, as such, the best mobile crane hire option for your project will often depend on the job at hand. In this article, we are going to take a look at three popular mobile crane varieties that are available for hire from Action Cranes: the franna crane, the city crane, and the all-terrain crane.

City crane

The first type of crane we’re going to look at is the city crane. As the name may suggest, this crane type has been engineered with compact dimensions that allow it to pass through narrow streets and laneways, and access areas that have limited space or clearance. City cranes can also be easily operated in congested areas and require very little space in which to complete a working set-up and carry out a lift. The city crane hire options available from Action Cranes have a lifting capacity of anywhere between 10 and 50 tonnes, and feature a main boom length that typically varies between 21 and 36 metres.

You can read more about city cranes in our previous blog post - An overhead view of the city crane.

A mobile Action crane in city

Franna crane

The second mobile crane type on our list is the franna crane. Known for providing incredible manoeuvrability, franna cranes can be driven on public roads without the need for a specialised permit, and can even be transported fully assembled on a standard semi-trailer. This makes them ideal for shorter-term projects or job sites that are located in remote areas. The key feature of a franna crane lies in its ability to taxi a load from one location to another, effectively eliminating the need for additional transport and multiple set-ups. In terms of lifting power, the franna crane hire options we have available come with a lifting capacity of either 20 tonnes or 25 tonnes.

You can learn more about the franna crane in our previous blog post - Franna-lysis: an overview of the franna crane.
A mobile Action crane in city

All-terrain crane

Last but not least, we have the all-terrain crane – the largest mobile crane type available for hire from Action Cranes. As the name suggests, this machine has been designed to operate smoothly on virtually any terrain, making it ideal for construction projects that are located in difficult or hard-to-reach places. All-terrain cranes also come equipped with a wide range of features that make them suitable for a variety of lifting applications. Our all-terrain cranes hire options have a lifting capacity that ranges from 80 tonnes up to an impressive 130 tonnes, and features a 60 metre telescopic boom.

Find out more about all terrain cranes in our previous blog post - A crane for all seasons - the all terrain crane and why you should hire one.

A mobile Action crane in city

Your one-stop-shop for mobile crane hire

If you have a project that requires mobile crane hire services, you can turn to the team at Action Cranes to set you up with the best piece of machinery for your project. We will be happy to assess your project and make expert recommendations as to which crane type will best be suited to carry out the work. Whether it's a city crane, franna crane, or all-terrain crane, we have the top-of-the-line fleet that you can rely on. Get in touch today for more information, or visit our crane hire services page.

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