Haulotte Knuckle Boom Lifts
Knuckle Boom Crane
Knuckle boom cranes have been very popular within Europe, since they have many narrow streets. There are much greater limitations on trucks within Europe than there are in North America as well.
It has taken some time for knuckle boom crane lifts to break into the North American market, but today, more contractors and more business owners are familiar with the advantages of utilizing knuckle boom cranes and thus, the demand for this specific kind of equipment has significantly increased.
Advantages of Knuckle Boom Technology
A knuckle boom or an articulated crane is similar in looks to a standard crane. The main distinction is that like a finger, the boom bends at the knuckle in the middle, thus the name. This particular equipment extends a long way but is can also fold down to a compact size. These are a few of the benefits of using a knuckle boom over a telescopic or stiff-boom crane.
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The knuckle boom provides an increased payload as it is lighter to run and more compact. These cranes offer a lower profile as well. To be able to move loads farther, a stiff-boom crane needs to be extended higher. A knuckle boom provides horizontal extensions that enable it to reach longer distances at a lower height.
A telescopic crane was required more before to do lots of jobs. These tasks are capable of being done now with an articulated crane thanks to the long reaches which compete with telescopic cranes. The reach of knuckle booms has increased in the past decade. Some models could extend as far as 92' or 28 meters and even higher.
The accurate control the operators have over their load is amongst the key advantages of the knuckle boom crane. As the loads can be positioned exactly where they are required, on higher floors of buildings, on the ground or on higher floors of buildings or on the ground on the roof, much greater efficiency is attained. Lastly, knuckle boom crane are easy to maneuver around tricky obstacles on a jobsite and therefore, are extremely versatile.
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