Safely transfer a load from one crane to another.
A load transfer triangle is widely used to transfer loads (mostly beams) from one crane to another.
Dual lifting beams has become common practice, but what happens when both cranes are unable to reach the lift points to pick up the load?
The most common answer is to hire a larger, more expensive crane, but this isn’t always necessary. A load transfer triangle may assist with this problem whilst utilising two smaller, cheaper cranes.
Our AC350 (𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘸) did not possess the reach to pick up the beam from the rear of the jinker, so we came up with the solution: to take advantage of the load transfer triangle. This enabled the AC500-8 to pick up the beam and then safely transfer one end to the AC350 whilst the prime mover reversed.
Once the transfer was complete, the AC500-8 then picked up the other end of the beam (which was within the lifting radius) and safely installed the beam.