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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Customers will continue to receive the same high quality crane service and tower crane service they have come to expect.
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