Challenges when assembling tower cranes!
Frequent assembly and disassembly of large construction cranes require the proper tools, reaction fixtures, bolt torque and quality for a safe and appropriate operation.
Historically hydraulic pumps and wrenches were hauled up the tower segments to apply the proper torque and bolting quality. Today's modern battery or electric-driven tools, combined with the right and unique designed reaction arms, make the assembly easier.
The images below showcase workers assembling the tower segments with different technology and reaction arms. Customized reaction arms for most brands are available and designed based on the crane type and model.
A typical requirement in the crane manufacturer's specification can look as shown here:
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