At a Glance

We offer an extensive range of both saddle jib, luffing jib and self-erecting cranes. Please see below the main differences between them and to find the crane perfect for your job please use our ‘crane calculator’.

Saddle Jib cranes at a glance:

  1. Generally cheaper than luffers
  2. Quicker operation
  3. Low power
  4. Easier to erect/dismantle

They can be placed onto a ballast base or fixing angles and climbed to great heights if required. We can also free stand certain models of crane in excess of 100m due to our extensive stock of heavy mast sections allowing your site to complete the building to full height without the need to climb the crane mechanically and have crane ties attached to their structure, Saving time and money.

lease be aware a fixed jib can over sail neighbouring properties, sometimes causing issue and the need to gain permission to do so. This can lead to expensive claims against your company. Saddle jib cranes need to rotate with the wind when not in service.

Luffing Jib cranes at a glance:

  1. Multiple cranes onto sites and avoid over sail situations with neighbouring properties. This means costly licences would not be necessary.
  2. Latest technology and reliability
Luffing jib cranes can be placed on fixing angles or ballast bases and can be erected and climbed to great heights. With our exclusive ‘park radius device’ our Jaso luffing jib cranes can all be parked at vastly reduced radius when out of service. This means that you could add another crane to a job to increase productivity where you might not otherwise be able to do so. Also, perhaps cranes could be located outside a building, still avoiding over sail and enabling you to achieve a watertight structure sooner.