Mobile Crane Inspection Services

Conventional mobile crane at work site

Conventional Crane Inspections

We inspect a wide variety of lattice boom cranes on crawlers and trucks as well. Typically we see Manitowoc, Link Belt, P&H, Bucyrus Erie, American, Terex and Northwest.

All Terrain Crane Inspections

There are a wide variety of all terrain cranes in the industry today. They range from the very basic models to the highly sophisticated.
Having an electro-mechanical background is a priceless asset when inspecting the entire spectrum of these cranes. Common manufacturers of this type of crane are Demag (pictured), Grove, P&H, Terex, Link Belt, Tadano, and Liebherr.

All terrain mobile crane
Mobile Crane - boom truck - black and white

Boom Truck Inspections

A very popular crane, the boom truck is extremely versatile because of its light weight, maneuverability and reach. This crane is probably used in the largest variety of industries in comparison to the other crane types. The required annual inspection of these cranes is generally critical due to their high volume of use. Manufacturers of this class of crane include: Manitex (pictured), National, Terex, JLG, Tadano, USTC and RO.

Rough Terrain Inspections

This crane is probably best suited for the jobsite. It is outfitted with construction grade tires and suspension for travel over unfinished surfaces. This crane usually has the ability to pick and carry, a feature that makes it even more versatile on the job site. Popular manufacturers of this type crane are Terex, Grove, Tadano, Link Belt, P&H and Galion.

Artistic black and white photo of mobile rough terrain crane
Articulating Boom Crane on truck

Articulating Crane Inspections

The articulating crane is probably the one crane that comes in the largest variety of configurations. The articulating boom gives the operator the ability to work in close conditions. You can find these cranes outfitted with or without load ropes.
They also may have pallet forks, load hooks or grapples attached to the end of their booms. They are commonly used for delivering products such as building supplies, precast concrete, or logs. The many manufacturers include IMT (pictured), Fassi, and Corm.

Carry Deck Crane Inspections

Made for the workplace, the carry deck crane is usually capable of picking a load and traveling with it. This crane also has a flat deck that is designed to be used as a carrying surface. Manufacturers include Grove (pictured), Broderson (pictured), and Shuttlelift.

Carry deck crane in two positions - flat and ready to move, and extended and locked in place
Mobile gantry crane at work site

Mobile Gantry Crane Inspections

Mobile gantry cranes have a bridge that is supported by two a-frame rigid steel legs that rest on the floor. The legs are commonly equipped with casters so a crane can be moved to different parts of a building.

Digger Derricks Inspections

The Digger Derrick was designed for a specific use. It is essentially a crane that comes with a hydraulic driven augur to dig holes in the ground for setting poles.

Some models come with pole claws, which assist in setting poles in the ground. This truck gives the operator the ability to plant poles in the ground, unassisted.

Manufacturers include Altec, Terex, Texoma, Pitman, and Atlas.

Mobile Crane Digger Derricks - black and white
Photos of two different mobile specialty cranes on the job site

Specialty Crane Inspections

Some cranes just don’t fit into the major categories. Pictured here is a National boom attached to a Timberjack. It is used for high-line work in the worst terrain. Also shown is an Australian crane, Franna. The boom doesn’t swing, it gets its side motion by articulating the truck’s frame.

Load Tests

To prove out cranes’ computers’ accuracy requires a load test. Even though the LMI is an “operational aid”, it must work properly. Years of experience performing these tests is the best way to explain our success rate when it come to not damaging cranes during this potentially risky test. Cranes with LMIs (Load Moment Indicators) must be tested annually. The picture depicts a 102 ton load test that was successfully completed.

Testing the true load carrying capacity of mobile cranes

Looking for something else?

If you need a kind of inspection not listed above, we are happy to discuss your needs!