The most common way to transport taller cranes to the construction site is in pieces. Tower cranes, for instance, can reach several hundred feet in height. So they are disassembled into smaller pieces and transported by truck. Once the pieces arrive at the construction site, reassembly can begin.
How long does it take to assemble a crane?
Once a purchase order is received, the overhead crane manufacturer will begin building and assembling the crane itself—a process that can take anywhere from 2 to 12 months.
How do cranes move up a building?
An actual or a makeshift corridor is created in the center of the building. The crane is elevated using a hydraulic cylinder at the base through the hollow corridor. An additional steel beam is attached at the bottom, giving the equipment a sturdier base.
How are cranes taken down?
Typically, a crane will need to be transported via truck due to their heavy weight. Cranes such as tower cranes can be extremely large so often have to be disassembled by other smaller cranes or they will disassemble themselves.