Steel gantry cranes offer lift and move capabilities that allow load transit from area to area within a facility. Their special structures support very heavy loads with all the flexibility of moving the load along the span for ease of assembly, fabrication or transfer. Composition of steel gantry crane All steel gantry cranes consist of three primary components: two leg structures and the I-beam span. Unlike jib cranes which only have one support point at the base or mast, steel gantry cranes have both leg structures to carry the weight of the load. Most steel gantry cranes are a basic A-frame shape with wheels on the leg structures. Some steel gantry cranes allow you to configure them with a cantilever style span for transferring the load to the end in order to do assembly work or to move the load off the crane onto other conveyance equipment. Features of steel gantry crane Greater spans, movable framework, sturdy and versatile. One of the greatest benefits of using steel gantry cranes is that the load can be walked to a new location simply by rolling the entire crane to the spot. Additionally, picking up a load is as easily done. Just walk the crane to the pick-up point. Steel gantry cranes for sale don’t require any permanent installations like secondary foundations, nor do they rely on building structural support to carry the weight of the load. These can be important considerations if you rent your facility or anticipate moving to a new facility in the future.