Luffer crane vs saddle jib tower crane: what’s the difference?

Beautiful skyline view of Tower Bridge in London with a crane in a sunset background.

Among the diverse types of cranes available, the luffer crane and the tower crane stand out as two stalwarts in the industry. Yet stacking them against each other- luffer crane vs tower crane – what are their unique characteristics? Let’s delve into the details and explore the key differences between these construction giants. Understanding luffer […]

The lift and shift process: a detailed look

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Have you ever uttered the fateful words “How hard can it be”? Usually, this little phrase gets employed when you are contemplating doing something you have never done before, something that just doesn’t seem that difficult at first glance.  In the world of heavy lifting and intricate manoeuvres, the lift and shift process is one […]

What are tower cranes used for?

Multiple sky-rise buildings, some still under construction, interspersed with blue and yellow cranes against a blue cloudless sky.

In the boom of the modern construction industry, it’s hard to get a cityscape view that doesn’t include these colossal structures, but have you ever wondered ‘What are tower cranes used for?’  At Fortis Heavy Lift Group, we know tower cranes play a pivotal role in modern construction, standing tall against the skyline as both […]

Tower crane questions and answers

A view of a high tower crane up high, the operators cabin perched between two tall buildings under construction.

Looking across the skylines of our cities from a distance, we see a horizon of rooftops and steeples, and above that, many impressive, towering skyscrapers.  Yet look more closely as between these skyscrapers you’ll see dotted all over myriad outlines of the frames of some mysterious machines that play a crucial role in the development […]

Comparing cranes: Luffing Tower Crane vs Saddle Jib

Jib of a white crane seen reaching into the sky, with fluffy clouds in the background

Your choice of construction equipment plays a pivotal role in determining the success and efficiency of a project.  How do you decide which crane will be best for your project? What do you need the crane to do?  Among the range of construction cranes available, two distinct types stand out: the Luffing Tower Crane vs […]

Saddle jib vs luffing jib: what’s the difference?

Two bright yellow cranes towering up high with the jibs stretching out across a blue sky.

When it comes to the world of construction and heavy lifting, cranes are indispensable tools. They come in various shapes and sizes, each designed for specific tasks and environments.  How do you know which is the best crane to use for your project? What is the difference from one type to another?  You may have […]

Luffing jib tower crane advantages and disadvantages

Two yellow luffing jib tower cranes reaching up high against a bright blue, sunny sky.

In the bustling world of construction, tower cranes have become an essential tool for lifting heavy loads and manoeuvring materials on-site. Among the various types of tower cranes, the luffing jib tower crane has garnered attention for its unique characteristics. It is definitely worth a few moments to stop and consider ‘What are the luffing […]

Luffing crane vs. saddle jib tower crane: what’s the difference?

Image looking up at two tall, strong, yellow cranes reaching high up into a bright blue sky.

When it comes to construction projects whether they be large or small, cranes play a vital role in lifting and moving heavy materials with ease. Among the various types of cranes available, luffing cranes and tower cranes are two commonly used options for vertical lifting. Both of these cranes possess distinct features and capabilities that […]

What is a Tower Crane? 

tower crane against the sky

When it comes to iconic symbols of urban development and construction, the towering presence of a crane against the city skyline is hard to miss.  These impressive structures dominate construction sites, an indispensable part of any major construction project.  In this blog, we will look into the world of tower cranes, looking at the different […]