Crane Reach, Height and Size
While cranes are available with a reach of up to 120’, it’s important to understand that at such great heights, a crane has very little lifting capacity.
Some cranes can reach up to 120’ in height. This limits the lifting capacity and versatility of a crane and may require your crew to deploy additional equipment to effectively and safely get the job done.
When determining crane size, consider what job sites you typically service. Spend a lot of time with right of ways and highway maintenance? Storm cleanup and recovery? Removing trees from residential areas and landscaping jobs?
Job type, as well as geographical location and environment, help you determine the tree height you most commonly encounter. This can help you decide what crane height and size would work best for you.
Something to keep in mind is that what you lift must come down. So, while you may be tempted to go as big and high as possible to keep your options open, understand that height will impact your ability to lower trees and tree parts to the ground in some instances. For cases like this, shorter heights may be preferable.
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SENNEBOGEN Reach and Lifting Capacity
How much reach do I get with a SENNEBOGEN?
We often get asked about reach, and there is no short, quick answer to this question. While reach is one factor to consider, reach doesn’t determine productivity.
Describing a SENNEBOGEN’s versatility might paint a better picture for you:
- With its cutting and handling capability, the 718 eliminates tree climbing from the job as well as any need to rig ropes to the trees or to haul cut limbs to a sorting area. There’s no concern about branches or equipment falling on crew members below.
- With a 3,700 lbs. (1,700 kg) lifting capacity at maximum horizontal reach, 43 ft. (13 m) and 12,000 lbs. at maximum vertical reach, 48 ft. (14.6 m). the 718 can cut and move the wood in larger sizes as well, allowing faster removal.
Get the most reach with the SENNEBOGEN 738 series – purpose-built for thinning wood lots and harvesting wood fuel.
- The grapple saw can even, if wanted, cut branches and feed them into a chipper in a single motion.
Need more reach for your urban forestry work, and the 43’ 718 just won’t cut it? Consider the 728 model, which provides 65’ of reach along with a 3,700 lbs. horizontal and 12,000 lbs. vertical lifting capacities.