A jib crane is a kind of crane that utilizes a mounted arm in lifting, moving and lowering materials. The arm, which is mounted at an acute-angle upwards from or perpendicular to a wall or pillar, can rotate along the central axis for a full circle or a limited arc. These cranes are usually used in industrial sectors, such as docks and warehouses, in loading and unloading shipping containers.
Contractors, construction workers, materials handlers, haulers, and other workers who must use their pickup trucks to load, transport, and unload heavy machinery, supplies, and pieces of equipment understand the value of jib cranes for pickup trucks.
Jib cranes for pickup trucks are scoping cranes that feature high maneuverability (typically 360 degrees of swivel coupled with a telescoping boom). Jib cranes for pickup trucks attach to the equipment being hauled and through either a small attached motor or a hand crank help lift the load into the bed of the pickup trucks.
Jib cranes for pickup trucks are typically attached to the bed of the pickup truck by a secure bolting interface and can support loads of up to half a ton or more.
Many contractors and other workers who must load and unload heavy pieces of equipment every day know all too well how that sort of heavy and repetitive action can quickly take a toll on the body, particularly the joints and lower back. Jib cranes for pickup trucks take the stress entirely off the human body and allow the worker to more quickly, easily, and safely load and unload his or her cargo.
Many workers have found that using jib cranes for pickup trucks has resulted in such a productivity increase, both in terms of quicker loading and unloading times as well as fewer work days missed due to injury, that jib cranes for pickup trucks typically pay for themselves after a few months.