A self-erecting tower crane is a mobile crane that uses its own internal power to lift and lower loads. This eliminates the need for a truck or other vehicle to move the equipment around. In addition, self erecting tower cranes are often easier to operate than other types of cranes because they can be set up and dismantled quickly.
What is a remote-controlled tower crane?
A remote control tower crane is typically a self-erecting tower crane that has been modified to be completely controlled from the ground. With this type of crane, its operator can operate it remotely from a safe distance away, thus ensuring there are fewer accidents on construction sites.
In general, remote-controlled tower cranes do not require the same amount of space as self-erecting tower cranes and are often more efficient as they require less manpower. In addition, some types of machinery are difficult to operate from the ground and do not have a remote control option.
What is a camera crane?
A camera crane is a self-erecting tower crane that usually has a movable base and a camera mounted atop it. This type of crane typically has a maximum load capacity of 300,000 pounds (136 tonnes). The operator controls this type of crane through a remote control located on the ground. The structure can be erected quickly by using another piece of equipment to lift up the base of the crane and then set it down again.
This equipment is relatively lightweight and can be used to support the weight of a single camera crane at any given time. The ability to lift, lower, steer and push along with the guidance of the remote control enables this type of crane to move objects weighing more than 300,000 pounds (136 tonnes).