CRANE CAPACITY EXPLAINED: KNUCKLE BOOM VS. TELESCOPIC CRANE
Written by Hans Tielmann
When it comes to tree removal, having the right equipment can make all the difference in the world. Two types of cranes that are often used for tree removal are knuckle boom cranes and telescopic cranes. Both have their own unique features and capabilities, and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we will compare knuckle boom cranes that are measured in meter/tons to US ton telescopic cranes and how they relate to the tree care industry.
Knuckle boom cranes are a type of crane that uses a series of articulated joints, or knuckles, to bend and move the boom. These cranes are typically measured in meter/tons, which refers to the length of the boom and the weight it can lift. Knuckle boom cranes are known for their flexibility and versatility, as they can reach into tight spaces and move in multiple directions. They are also relatively compact, making them easy to transport and maneuver on job sites.
US ton telescopic cranes, on the other hand, are a type of crane that uses a series of telescoping sections to extend and retract the boom. These cranes are typically measured in US tons, which refers to the weight they can lift. Telescopic cranes are known for their strength and stability, as they can lift heavy loads and maintain a steady position while doing so. They are also relatively large and heavy, making them more difficult to transport and maneuver on job sites.
In the tree care industry, both knuckle boom cranes and telescopic cranes have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Knuckle boom cranes are ideal for tree care professionals who need to reach into tight spaces, such as between buildings or under power lines. They are also great for working in urban areas where space is limited. On the other hand, telescopic cranes are ideal for tree care professionals who need to lift heavy loads, such as large tree sections or move heavy equipment. They are also great for working in rural areas where space is not an issue.
Let’s wrap it up! both knuckle boom cranes and telescopic cranes have their own unique features and capabilities that make them ideal for different types of tree care work. Knuckle boom cranes are great for reaching into tight spaces and working in urban areas, while telescopic cranes are great for lifting heavy loads and working in rural areas.
Ultimately, the choice between these two types of cranes will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the tree care professional.