Jib Crane vs Davit Crane - Take the load off

Jib Crane and Davit Crane are terms commonly heard in the lifting industry, and, at first, it can be confusing to understand the differences between the two. This article clearly defines the differences between the two, assessing the benefits of both before assessing if one crane is a superior choice than the other.

Jib Cranes

Jib cranes are designed for lifting and moving loads in a specific area. These cranes consist of a horizontal arm (jib) that can rotate up to 360 degrees, providing a wide range of motion. Jib cranes are ideal for repetitive lifting tasks or for loading and unloading materials in a fixed location. They are also known for their efficiency and ergonomic design, reducing the risk of strain or injury for operators.

Davit Cranes

Davit cranes are different. They are known for their versatility and ease of use. These cranes are typically mounted on a vertical mast and can rotate 360 degrees, allowing for maximum flexibility in lifting and positioning loads. Davit cranes are often used in confined spaces, where traditional cranes cannot fit. They are also easy to install and require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective lifting solution. Want to lift in four corners of a workshop? Davit cranes prove a great option due to their portability.

So – Is there a winner?

Sadly, the answer is not as clear cut as a yes or a no.

Ultimately, the choice will vary based on accessibility on site location, the amount of flexibility required from the crane among other factors.

Functionality and adjustability make davit cranes brilliant options for sites where a crane may be transferred from location to location. If a crane is to stay in one location on a site, Jib cranes prove robust, strong options. 

If any of these lifting problems apply to you, our expert team are here to assist in choosing the best solution! Shop our range of Jib Cranes and Davit Cranes here.

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