How to Assemble the Tower Crane With Climber
Piece-by-piece, assembling a tower crane with a a climber can be intimidating, but if you take it one step at a time and follow the instructions closely, it doesn’t have to be so daunting. Once in place and after following proper setup procedures, these manual or remote operated machines are designed for high productivity and safe operation in construction sites all across the world! We’ve broken out this blog into multiple sections, including how to properly assemble your tower crane with cliner, what materials are needed, and any other information that may help make this process easier. So without further ado—let’s get started!
Assemble the Tower Crane With Climber
The climbing of tower cranes is a specialized technique used in the installation of tower cranes to increase or decrease the height of a crane without using a large mobile crane to lift components to the top of the crane.
Successful tower crane climbing operations depend on detailed planning and effective teamwork by well-trained and experienced personnel.
The below video will answer your questions (warning: hit mute before pressing play). There are a few tricks. The first is that the crane is rather short when the boom is put on, short enough to hang one side before the other doesn’t tip the whole thing over.
The second is that the huge concrete counterweights aren’t added until there is some weight to counter (obvious, when you think about it). And third, there is a lift system for adding vertical sections, meaning that the crane can be raised in place as the building grows.
The video was put onto YouTube by San Marco Cranes. This Italian company sells worldwide and has a fascinating video demo of a self-erecting crane on its Canadian site. Also, did you know that a self-erecting crane costs $10,000 monthly to rent before adding any other costs? Were you aware of it?
Most tower cranes are erected to their full height using another crane, either a mobile crane or another tower crane. This method is not, however, always possible as very tall cranes may require tying to an adjacent structure, often the building they are helping to construct, and consequently need erecting in stages.
Additionally, in congested city center sites, there is often insufficient room to stand the large mobile cranes required to erect tower cranes to great heights. In these cases, the height of the tower crane may be extended using climbing techniques.
These fall into two main categories, external (where the tower of a crane outside a building is extended with a jacking system to allow additional tower sections to be inserted), and internal (where the crane tower is supported by the building floors and is jacked up as the building rises).
The planning of tower crane climbing operations is the responsibility of the “appointed person” who has been nominated by the management of the organization carrying out the climbing operation (generally the tower crane owner or supplier) to be in overall control of the lifting (climbing) operations and the members of the climbing team.
As the first stage in the planning process, the task to be undertaken should be clearly identified, together with the location and sequence of work.
In general, there are benefits in considering the need to climb tower cranes early in the construction planning process. It may be possible to avoid the need for climbing altogether. Planning a tower crane climbing operation will require a site survey by a competent person employed by the tower crane owner.
This involves visiting the location where the task is to be carried out, preferably with a representative of the user and the Principal Contractor, so that the task and any hazards can be identified. This planning should be undertaken as part of the overall planning before the tower crane is installed on-site and should consider the climbing down of the tower crane and climbing up.
Steps In Assemble the Tower Crane With Climber
- The first step to assembling a tower crane with a climber is to gather the necessary materials. You will need the following components: a climbing frame, motorized boom hoist, wire rope, pulleys, and clamps. All of these should be available in your local hardware store or online supplier—so make sure you do some research before you purchase any of these.
- Next, you will need to secure the climbing frame to the mast of your tower crane. This is done by mounting two pulleys and two clamps onto the side of the climbing frame, then attaching them to the mast with a few bolts. If you don’t have experience working with power tools, you may want to enlist the help of a professional.
- Once the climbing frame is secure, you can attach the motorized boom hoist to the top of your tower crane. This should be done with heavy-duty bolts and washers designed for this task. After securing the boom hoist, use a wire rope to connect the boom hoist to the climbing frame. Make sure that the wire rope is tight and secure, as this will be the main point of connection between the two components.
- The last step to assembling a tower crane with a climber is ensuring that all your connections are tight and secure. This includes checking for any loose bolts, nuts, or washers that may have been overlooked during the assembly process. Once everything is secured and tested for safety, you can use your tower crane with a climber!
There you have it—all the steps necessary for adequately assembling a tower crane with the climber. While this may seem intimidating at first, if you take it one step at a time and follow the instructions closely, you will be able to complete the process without any significant issues. Always ensure that all your connections are secure before using your tower crane with a climber, as this is essential for safety. With proper planning and preparation, assembling a tower crane with a climber can be a rewarding experience that will help you get the job done efficiently and safely. Good luck!