Our Articulated Jib cranes are from Artic Crane. These cranes are extremely useful on small sites with airspace problems.

Advantages of this type of crane are:

  • Very small out of service radius
  • Faster operation than luffers due to the shorter hoist rope hanging and the very quick folding movement
  • Level hook path
  • Drivers like the driving characteristics of the Raptors
  • The Raptor 84 is a proven success and its bigger brother the Raptor 184 is under development
  • These cranes are light enough to be internally climbed through the floors of the building

The Raptor 84 Internal Climbing crane is a floor climbing crane. The advantages of floor climbing cranes are:

  • Can build a high building without a massive tower or foundation
  • Crane in the middle of the building is more effective
  • Crane can be climbed 10 metres in about 2 hours
  • Can be climbed up to the standard in service wind speed
  • Crane can be climbed in the dark as all work is carried out from inside the building
  • Crane can lift within one metre of crane tower giving full coverage of the floor
  • Driver does not have to climb very high tower several times a day
  • Working near railways is easier due to reduced collapse radius
  • Much safer than external climbing due to lower forces and the erection team being in the building