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Crane dolly?

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Welder Dave, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Is it common to have the boom partly extended on the dolly behind the crane? I passed a large Grove GMK crane on the highway and the boom was extended maybe 8 to 10 feet on the dolly.
  2. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2009
    sw missouri
    Not unusual at all. The crane is too heavy on the carrier, and telescoping boom throws more boom weight onto the dolly, where you usually have all kinds of extra.

    Personally, I hate running that way, its awkward on corners and its really hanging back there. But it makes the weigh boys happy.
    Welder Dave and skyking1 like this.
  3. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
    It's not much fun when they forget to unlock the house before they leave the yard.
    muzy likes this.