Gantry cranes are portable, lightweight, and affordable lifting solutions with sturdy A-frame design. Gantries have many great features such as height adjustment, span adjustment and the heavy-duty casters. As with any good thing there comes the possibility of misuse. Below are five of the most common misuses to avoid.
Although this is a topic that many of our customers are familiar with, the proper use and care of hydraulic lock nut rams is something that still causes some confusion on the job sites where they’re used.
The electric power bar is designed to push or skid loads. They’re most commonly used in conjunction with low-profile dollies, mechanical or air skates.
However, they’re one of the most commonly misused and frequently damaged pieces of equipment. Mainly, because loads are often placed on top of the power bar instead of on the two tongues, despite the fact that a warning is embossed on top of the body itself.
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