hammerhead crane

hammerhead crane

[′ham·ər‚hed ‚krān]
(mechanical engineering)
A crane with a horizontal jib that is counterbalanced.

hammerhead crane

A heavy-duty jib crane with a counterbalance, giving it a T-shaped appearance.
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The main project comprised an eye-catching model of the iconic hammerhead crane at the former Walker Naval Yard on Tyneside with 24 teams each making a section.
In 1935, a 200-ton hammerhead crane was erected at the Repair Basin, and in 1939, six massive concrete fleet moorings were constructed at Ford Island and were known as "Battleship Row."
Special handling equipment, known somewhat ungracefully as a hammerhead crane, moves such loads several times a day as far as 550 ft at Nucor's manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind.
"The hammerhead crane is clear, as are tugs in attendance, although the names are not clear enough to read.
A goose-nec umbilical plant ity m ne be ck line funnels the completed umbilicals on to one of two new carousels to the north and south of the plant They are both close to the Shepherd Offshore's 250-tonne hammerhead crane, which lifts complete Duco umbilicals on to ships for transport across the globe.
The 200ft hammerhead crane has stood over the East End of Newcastle for generations.
The refurbishment of the 200ft high hammerhead crane at Walker Quay in Newcastle has cost around pounds 4m.
The recently-refurbished hammerhead crane can lift up to 325 tonnes and has a 32m reach.