Crane – a lifting machine that is used to move loads beyond the normal capability of a human. Usually it is equipped with a winder, wire ropes or chains and sheaves. It uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and thus lift, lower and move loads.


  1. Railroad cranes
  2. Mobile crane
  3. Telescopic crane
  4. Tower crane
  5. Hammerhead crane
  6. Truck-mounted crane
  7. Rough terrain crane
  8. All terrain crane (AT‘s)
  9. Crawler crane
  10. Gantry crane
  11. Overhead crane
  12. Floating crane
  13. Vessel (Deck) crane
  14. Aerial crane

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