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Telescopic vs. Knuckle Boom Cranes

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At a construction site, there are two cranes you can choose from. One is the telescopic boom crane, and the other is the knuckle boom crane. These behemoths will be your best friend when lifting heavy objects to top off a skyscraper.

The first factor we’ll look at is height. For the telescopic boom crane, the only way you’ll go higher than it by climbing yourself since the boom extends above its own carriage. The knuckle boom on the other hand has no such limit. If you need to get higher, then go with this one.

Next up is working radius. Telescopic booms have an extra trick that makes them reach even further — a long wire hook. Knuckle booms find it a little tricky to really put their arm into things (get it?). So, if you have something heavy farther out, then go with the telescopic one again.

Control is key in the crane world, and all about vertical takeoff and landing. Telescopic booms use wire ropes for precision control during lifts. But knuckle booms rely on hydraulic cylinders which make finesse difficult when needing to control vertical movements of any load.

Building Construction: Ease of Use

When it comes to ease of use, telescopic boom cranes take first place. It has a hoisting mechanism as simple as using a pulley system. On the other hand, knuckle booms are more complex, with a bunch of hydraulic cylinders that make it a bit confusing to operate.

How They're Installed: The Weight Distribution

Lastly, let’s talk about installation. Telescopic booms are like that friend who's good at sharing food evenly on a plate. What I mean is that it’s great at spreading the load across the whole vehicle which keeps the center of gravity far from the action. This means that when you’re lifting heavy objects, it’ll distribute the load in an efficient manner all throughout.

So, there you have it, folks! Telescopic boom vs knuckle boom — each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. When you’re on the construction site, choosing the right crane could be like splitting atoms. One wrong choice, and you’re in for a tough day at work. So, choose wisely!

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Xuzhou BOB-LIFT Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the design, development, manufacture and sales of truck-mounted cranes. With a factory area of over 37,000 square meters, the company's main products include SQ08-SQ55 series of folding and telescopic boom truck-mounted cranes and related variants such as truck mounted crane, marine crane, pickup crane.




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