But at some point, some people interchange the use of a crane, forklift and other heavy machineries. Primarily cranes are used for large constructions. These are used to lift very heavy equipments safely and at ease. Cranes are also used not only in construction sites but also in mining projects. This is beneficial in mining and large projects because it is able to turn around 360 degrees to transport one heavy piece from one place to another. Usually, crates need around 2 to 3 people to operate on the heavy machinery to make sure the safety and efficient support of the crane while in use.
Cranes are ideal for outdoor use thus it requires vertical clearance but there are different kinds of cranes. It is best to know which crane is ideal for different kinds of construction and project. The different cranes include:
- All terrain cranes
- Rough terrain
- Conventional truck
- Boom truck
- Carry deck, etc
Forklifts on the other hand, are mainly used in warehouses when they need to transport different materials from one place to another. Unlike cranes, forklifts can be driven by one person only who is well trained. All he needs to do is drive and put the forks in front of the machine up and down and insert the forks into the different pallet. Unlike a crane, forklift is fairly easy to use but it cannot carry heavy equipments unlike what cranes are capable of carrying. It is very important to know that the weight of the material before carrying it to avoid instability.
Remember that a unlike a crane, forklift cannot pivot 360 degrees so it needs to turn around and if the driver is careless, he may be in trouble. Ideally, it is best to know the ideal forklift to be used in carrying a product. There are different kinds of forklift that can be used like mask and telescopic where each type has different weight limitations to ensure the safety the materials and the operator of the forklift.