CONVENTIONAL AND MIXED HANDLING--WHICH CRANES ARE BEST? THE CASE FOR MOBILE CRANES

The differences between mobile cranes and other types are listed. Two features, viz the undercarriage-3 basic types (the truck chassis, crawler chassis and self-propelled chassis) and the jib (telescope cantilever jib, lattice strut jib and tower jib) are examined for their suitability for port work. The author considers design stress/stability calculations and comments on construction, manufacture and safety devices. Under the heading "Performance and Utilisation", notes on power supply, transmission and versatility are also given. Factors relating to delivery and installation are also explained. The case of maintenance of this type of crane is emphasised and a section on economics lists a number of advantages to be considered when estimating the viability of a mobile crane. The paper ends with references from satisfied users of mobile cranes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Cargo Systems Terminal Operations Conference, Amsterdam, June 21-23 1978, 8 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members of 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 1
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM