Hydraulic systems allow cranes to be lightweight and easy to operate. The constant pressure enables hydraulic cranes to lift and move a considerable amount of weight. In addition to cranes, hydraulic systems can be found in a variety of machinery, including garbage trucks, bulldozers, and excavators. Let’s take a look at how hydraulic systems work and explore some of the advantages of using a hydraulic crane to complete your lifting and transport needs.
A Powerful System
From powering large industrial machinery to small water guns, hydraulics operate by adding pressure to a liquid to generate force. For the water gun, the liquid is forced out by squeezing the trigger. In heavy machinery, the liquid—typically oil—is contained and under constant pressure during use. By forcing oil through a system of pistons, hoses, and pumps, hydraulic cranes can produce an immense amount of power. The larger the force, the larger the lifting capacity. Once the system has been fully pressurized, the pistons move the oil back and forth to generate power.
Compact and Versatile
Hydraulic cranes can generate an incredible amount of power, allowing them to operate more nimbly than conventional cranes. These cranes do not require cumbersome pulleys and gears, making them easier to maintain. Hydraulic cranes work especially well within industrial buildings and smaller areas, as operators can maneuver them easily.
Achieving Your Lifting and Transport Goals
Due to their efficiency and power, hydraulic cranes are ideal for construction or transportation projects. They can operate outdoors and within manufacturing facilities and industrial sites. Their versatility allows them to be of invaluable use in projects requiring continual heavy lifting. Hydraulic cranes are often found in loading bay areas, easily lifting objects into a waiting truck. Whatever your specific lifting or transportation needs may be, hydraulic cranes are ready to simplify the process.
Does your upcoming project involve heavy lifting? Call the Portland office of NessCambell Crane + Rigging at (503) 283-3111 to discuss your options for renting the right crane system for your job.