Typically, jib cranes are avoided by engineers due to the momentum of the boom which can slow down the operator. At Givens Engineering, we have created one of the most lightweight aluminum booms on the market to ease this common problem. If you’re considering a boom made primarily of steel, you should reconsider!
Our unique designs are lightweight thanks to the G-Rail profiles which provide a higher moment-of-inertia to weight ratio. These jib cranes also have an unusually high torsional stiffness compared to traditional profiles; the height of the profile is much greater that the width, maximizing the stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Our baseplates are unusually large, so that in most cases, the jib crane can be bolted directly to a factory concrete floor. However, all installation details must be specified by a Professional Engineer. Our team can ensure that foundation-less jib cranes are correctly and professionally installed and secured.
At Givens Engineering, we’re proud to offer customization options, including the option to add an air tractor when power rotation is needed. Our cranes also allow for loads to moved manually; simply disengage the tractor drive with the push of a button.