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How To Size A Crane for a Heavy Lift

This video covers how to size a crane for a heavy lift project and the various factors that need to be considered.

You will learn about the dangers of misreading crane charts and the pitfalls to look out for. It looks at vertical height charts and working radius charts, the need for boom extensions, whether the outriggers need extending and the rotation, as well as ensuring that you have the right quantity of ballast.

Remember you’re not just lifting the load but need to allow for the hook block, lifting gear and line pull to ensure you are working within the crane’s capacity.

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