Build Your Own Cranes...
and Save a Bundle!
Building your own crane is safe and easy.
We've been building Overhead Cranes since 1947 and we can provide you with everything you need...
...including the know-how!
Why pay for expensive labor and a lot of freight when you don't have to? Standard duty cranes are really quite easy to build. Getting the engineering and the knowing right components to use are the hard parts, and that's where we come in to help you. Think of us as your in-house Crane Engineering Department. If you can handle basic hand tools, you can build your own Crane. If your handy with tools, we can show you the rest.
The advantage of our program is a comprehensive manual with plenty of illustrations and on-line videos showing the process step by step.
We've realized that after doing it for over 60 years, what is obvious to us is not necessarily obvious to the first time crane builder. Therefore we carefully keep track of our Toll Free Help Line calls and let the customer tell us where they are having problems. If we get more than a few calls on the same topic, we make a video to give the first time builder a step by step walk through on how to handle their problem.
What's the right Crane for me?
It's important to understand that different cranes solve different problems therefore we offer the following variety of crane types;
- Overhead Bridge Cranes
- Work Station Cranes
- Jib Cranes
- Gantry Cranes
- Davit Cranes
Make sure to click through the tabs on the upper left of the page. Each tab will take you through the pluses and minuses of each type of crane. It's imporant to understand that the details and requirements are different for each crane type. If you have any questions, were alway available by phone, 9 AM to 6 PM (EST), Monday through Friday.
At this point I'm sure you have a ton of questions (yes, pun intented!), each crane type tab has it's own FAQ page, specific to that type of crane. I encourage you to look at each of these sections before calling, because I've attempted to construct the Questions and Answers in a logical order to help you build your understanding as you go. If after you have reviewed all the appropriate FAQ's and still find yourself puzzled, feel free to give us a call. Your questions will help us determine where the weak points in our presentation reside, and we can help you in the process.
Unless you are a long time crane person, make sure you take a moment to look at the Crane Terminology Picture Dictionary. The biggest cause of confusion is using the incorrect terms when describing your problem. If you say Gantry when you really ment Bridge Crane, we will lead you to the wrong area and you will get frustrated. Five minutes confirming your terminology using our "Picture Dictionary" can save a ton, (yes a ton), of frustration down the road.