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Telescopic Cranes

When it comes to finding a telescopic crane, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for – here at Bryn Thomas Cranes. A telescopic crane is a type of heavy crane that is specifically designed to transport and manoeuvre objects from one place to another.

What is a telescopic crane?

Our telescopic cranes are designed to incorporate a “boom”, which has tubes fitted inside one another. With telescopic crane hire, we make it easier for you to complete construction work and allow you to reach great heights quickly and easily.

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What are telescopic cranes used for?

The telescopic crane is used for day to day hauling operations and is considered to be highly useful equipment.

All telescopic cranes that we provide at Bryn Thomas Cranes are renowned for their flexibility and feasibility for various applications. There are also height adjustments which enable you to lift materials reliably.

How do telescopic cranes work?

Designed to lift and lower materials, telescopic cranes have various capacities. There is a hydraulic mechanism that extends and retracts to increase the length of the boom, which makes it easier for you to achieve the appropriate height for your lifting application.

A telescopic crane has a boom which is likely to be the first thing that you see. The boom is the steel telescopic arm that is used to lift and move materials. The “jib” is the part that’s connected to the boom and is used to enhance mobility.

With telescopic crane hire being so convenient, it is often used in areas where space is limited. Could you benefit from telescopic mobile crane hire?

What are the benefits of telescopic crane hire?

One of the main benefits of the telescopic mobile crane is that it is suitable for city work and various other terrains. It offers a flexible solution for transporting goods for construction and other industrial applications and doesn’t take very long to set up.

Combining mobility with heavy lifting power, the fleets that we supply for telescopic crane hire are extremely dependable. The telescopic mobile crane is often used for applications that require extra precision.

The telescopic crane is mobile – meaning that you can position it somewhere suitable and manoeuvre it carefully – even in tight locations.

With telescopic crane hire, we provide a qualified operator, who has knowledge and expertise about how the crane works and how to prevent the risk of injury.

If you need to know more about telescopic crane hire, call us today on 01352733984.

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Telescopic Boom FAQ’s

A telescopic crane or hydraulic crane has a boom that is composed of a series of tubes, fitted one inside the other. The largest segment, at the bottom of the boom, is called the base section, and the smallest segment, at the top, is called the boom tip. Telescopic cranes usually have a pinned boom, full-powered boom, or a combination of the two. As its name suggests, a pinned boom means that the sections are pinned in the extended or retracted position, whilst a full-powered boom means sections extend or retract by hydraulic means. The way a full-powered boom works is simple. All sections (besides the base) are extended and retracted by hydraulic cylinders and, as a result, increase or decrease the total length of the telescope. The boom extension cylinders on most telescopic booms have sequencing valves which allow the telescope to extend by equal amounts. To operate this, the telescopic crane will have a control lever in the cab. For cranes that don’t have sequencing valves, the operator will need to extend each section equally. If done disproportionately, then the most fully extended part of the boom could bend. This is what’s known as ‘crane boom deflection’. When the load is placed on the telescopic boom, the load weight engages the hydraulic rams – causing the boom to stiffen up and slightly curve. Once the load is removed, the rams return to upright.
New to telescopic crane hire? Not sure which crane to choose? Rest assured, we have an extensive fleet of cranes at our disposal – here at Bryn Thomas Cranes – and are confident that we have something suitable for your needs. Construction jobs require the movement of heavy materials, so hiring a crane is crucial. But going for the biggest one you can find isn’t recommended. Choosing the best crane for the job depends on the terrain, amount of space on your site, weather conditions and the weight of the load. You also want to factor in the length of time you’ll need the crane for as some cranes are better used for long-term tasks. Telescopic cranes are especially beneficial in restricted areas as rigging isn’t required and the machine is ready for work almost immediately after arriving on site. Because they can collapse and compact themselves, these cranes are highly adaptable and can be used for a range of projects (i.e. short term construction work, rescue operations, during natural disasters and other emergencies). At BTC, we are delighted to provide Liebherr telescopic mobile (LTM) cranes – ideal for travelling on and off-road thanks to their all-terrain chassis. These include 130t-Liebherr LTM 1130.5.1 and 500t Liebherr LTM 1500.8.1, both of which have powerful, long telescopic booms and can reach great working heights quickly and easily. For expert advice on which of our telescopic cranes you should hire, call us on 01352 733 984 today.
The cost of crane hire can vary depending on several factors, including the type of crane, required tonnage, location and whether you need an operator and other competent personnel. The upfront cost for standard telescopic crane hire will be significantly cheaper than arranging a contract lift. But, unless you have your own insurance and appointed personnel to take care of every aspect of the lift, it’s likely you’ll need a contract lift. Though a contract lift is the more expensive option of the two, safety and peace of mind are guaranteed and there is a lot less responsibility on your shoulders. That’s because BTC will provide the method statement and risk assessment, along with the certified operator, signaller and supervisor, and appropriate insurance cover. If you would like to know more about the price of telescopic crane hire, be sure to request a free no-obligation quote today. Simply let us know your requirements by filling in the online enquiry form, and we’ll get back to you with a competitive price.
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