Tower crane


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tower crane

[′tau̇·ər ‚krān]
(civil engineering)
A crane mounted on top of a tower which is sometimes incorporated in the frame of a building.

Tower crane

A crane in which the lifting mechanism is mounted on top of a tower that is structurally independent of the structure it is working on.

tower crane

A type of crane consisting of a fixed vertical mast which is topped by a rotating boom, equipped with a winch for hoisting and lowering loads and placing them at any location within the diameter of the boom.
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According to an announcement by the Spanish tower crane specialist, its dealer will also be promoting rental, sale, assembly and maintenance services for tower cranes at stand OS A40 of the event's outdoor area together with Linden Comansa.
The 16CM260 flat-top tower crane will be displayed with a special 7m height configuration.
An accident report leaked to the ECHO has revealed that a steel fixer suffered "broken bones to his neck, a cut to head and possible compression of lung" after a set of cages fell from a tower crane on to him.
Considering the increase in demand for used tower cranes as the market becomes more price sensitive, NFT has invested heavily in this in-house solution of tower crane reconditioning in line with being the one-stop supplier for all lifting needs," he added.
In 2015, Barnhart purchased Sicklesteel Cranes, which included multiple mobile crane and rigging entities, as well as Pacific Tower Crane and Pacific Lift Equipment.
Upcoming trends such as the growing demand for fuel-efficient and advanced tower crane are rapidly gaining popularity due to their cost effective performance and high level of safety.
It took four days for the tower crane to be erected, with roads around Colmore Row closed to allow for the delivery and assembling of the heavy-duty equipment.
30am to 7pm to allow the site tower crane to be erected using a large mobile crane located on Ferry Street road.
At the 4,800-MW Medupi Power Station, six Manitowoc crawler cranes, three Potain tower cranes and one Grove GTK1100 mobile telescoping crane were deployed for the civil and engineering works at the project, which is expected to be completed next year.
A tower crane fell on July 11 at construction site of a new district of Ashgabat, Mir-7.
To provide the necessary facilities for blasting and painting the large tower crane sections, Philip Gale, operations director at Falcon Crane Hire, engaged Gallito Ltd to assess the company's requirement for a modern, purpose-built structure of booths and enclosures, which would be located inside a former wartime aircraft hangar.