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Posted on September 17, 2014
While writing and publishing our answers to the common beginner’s questions and FAQs we receive, we found a variation of the following question is one that confuses several first-timers:
What is the difference between a mobile crane and a mini crawler crane?
Here’s our answer. We hope it helps:
Mini Crawler Cranes can be classified as mobile cranes because they are self-propelling and have hydraulic-powered, cable-controlled cranes. As we discussed in our “Is a Spydercrane a Mobile Crane,” article, these qualifying features come from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms. McGraw-Hill. 1999.
The easy way to look at it would be that not all mobile cranes have the spyder stabilizing feature.
Because the Spydercrane has all the essential features to classify as a mobile crane plus are the US-branded version of the Mini Crawler Cranes, they become the best of both worlds. With continual 360-degree rotation and remote control functionality, the Spydercrane is perfect for those jobs for those who wants to expound upon all facets of the term, “mobile.”
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