Also known as Pillar Jib Cranes, Post Mounted Jib Cranes, Pedestal Cranes, Swing Arm Crane, Wall Crane. All of our Jib Cranes are manufactured to the highest standards for enhanced safety and long term reliability. We also offer to install and maintain the cranes if required.
Supplying the right Jib Crane for your needs
125kg to 10tonne.Again there are many different types available, either wall or floor mounted providing different slew angles between 0° and 360°. Fully powered versions offer smooth jib rotation, hoist travel and lift operation. When access becomes awkward a knuckle jib may provide the answer, having an elbow in the jib arm it allows even greater manoeuvrability.
Hoists for Jib Cranes
Almost any chain or wire rope hoist can be fitted to a Jib crane but bear in mind that in many cases a chain hoist will be preferable especially with manual slewing.
The hoist can be fitted at one end of the Jib arm or it can travel along the length of the Jib arm by means of a manual or powered travel trolley.
Lifting davits or davit arms are in effect a small jib crane, usually up to SWL 1 tonne, and are typically lightweight and portable.
Usually they fit into a floor or wall mounted socket and can easily be carried by only one man from one socket to another.
Davits of this type are used extensively in the water industry mostly for lifting and handling pumps and motors for repair and maintenance.
Jib Cranes features
- Jib Cranes can be totally free standing or can be mounted on a wall or building column.
- Designed for loads from only 50kg right up to as much as 20 tonnes.
- Free standing pillar jib cranes can often be bolted down to an existing concrete floor either
directly or by using a large counter plate between the crane base plate and the floor but
larger cranes will need a concrete foundation block specified by us to be cast into the floor.
- Wall or column mounted jib cranes are fixed using bolts and brackets that either go through
the wall or wrap around a column.
- The jib cranes can be over braced which maximises the hoist travel along the entire length of
the jib arm or under braced which significantly reduces the crane’s overall height thus
maximising its clear lifting height.
- Another type of jib crane is the knuckle arm crane or manipulator. This has an extra pivot
point or elbow part way along the jib arm and usually the hoist is in a fixed position at the far
end of the jib arm. These cranes can be more expensive but give much more flexibility in
terms of floor coverage and more precise load positioning.
- Slewing (swinging or jib arm rotation) can be manual by pushing/pulling the load or can be
powered for handling larger loads or for when the load would at times be out of the
operator’s reach. Powered slewing also makes for smoother jib rotation and increased
- The slewing angle is normally around 270° but this can be reduced if necessary to avoid
obstacles or it can be increased to a full 360° for near total floor coverage.
- Jib cranes for outdoor use can be galvanised or painted to marine standards. We also fit slew
locks to prevent self‐slewing in high winds, and a hoist weather protection canopy.
- Additional safety features can be fitted including limit switches, warning lights, audible