A knuckle boom crane looks similar to a standard crane. The key distinction is that the boom can fold back similar to a finger because the boom articulates at the "knuckle" near the center. This enables the machinery to be able to transform into a compact size for storage and maneuvering.
Knuckle boom crane arms are quite a little lighter than boom truck cranes. These crane arms are made to allow more payloads to be lifted on the back of the vehicle it is mounted on. Most knuckle boom cranes are mounted at the back of the cab. This leaves the whole bed of the truck empty.
Smaller kinds of knuckle boom cranes could be utilized without a certified crane operator, if the load capacity of the equipment is less than 15,000 pounds or if the boom's maximum length is less than 25 feet long.
Control systems for these cranes are often different. Some could control from the ground, radio remote control, seated and stand up control. The radio remote systems are capable of running the crane and starting it. In addition, a lot of models come outfitted with a computer readout system that instantly provides system readouts reporting if the crane is overloaded or not.
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