1. A Tower Crane Mast Section is set into a foundation with steel pedestals.

The Mast Section is plumbed to a degree of 1:500 (i.e. it is not allowed to deviate more than 1 inch from plumb for every 500 inches vertical). 2. After concrete is poured and cured, the crane is ready to be erected. 3. Mast sections are added until the needed height is achieved. The turntable (operator cabin included) is added in the same way and is often the heaviest piece of the crane. In some applications this section is split to reduce weight on the mobile crane. This step is avoided when possible, since it may add two hours to the installation process.

4. The Tower Top is added and four large pins are added as 5.



the connecting members. The jibs for the crane are assembled, while the bolts on the Mast Section bolts are tightened. The Counter Jib is erected as one piece. It is connected by large gates or pins at the turntable. This connection is elevated by the mobile crane to around 15 degrees above horizontal. The pendants are connected by pins with cotter pins. Then the Counter Jib is lowered to horizontal. Sometimes the Machine Package with Electrical Panel and Hoist is with the Counter Jib and other times it’s installed separately. After this, any needed Erection Ballast is installed in the Counter Jib.

the ropes must be installed on the crane. 13. The Working Jib of the crane is installed at the turntable and elevated with the Mobile Crane. In most cases this ends on the first day. The Jib is lowered back to horizontal. To make the crane operational.9. 12.000 lbs) is installed on the Counter Jib and the structural erection of the tower crane is complete. The Tower Crane hoist is connected to the pendant attached to the jib and pulled up to the Tower Top and connected with a pin. . 14. The hook is moved along the Working Jib with a Trolley. 11. Finally the Ballast (up to 60. The trolley is now installed if it wasn’t on the ground. The installation of the Outer Section of the Jib is installed with the installation of three pins. 10.

through the tower top and out under the jib to the outer tip of the crane and is pinned in place either through a thimble or through a wedge and socket. .15. It runs from the back of the crane. it can be done in the same day. can include seven crane erectors. three crane operators. If no problems occur. The Load Line that hoists the rope is installed after the trolley lines. but on small cranes. 16. You now have a functional Tower Crane. Set the motion limits for the hoist and trolley. The entire process includes up to 13 trucks. The installation of the ropes and load testing can take up to a full day as well. 17. two mobile cranes. (According to Seattle market rates). most cranes can be erected in one day by a competent crew. Erecting a tower crane costs range between $15.000 for crane erections requiring large mobile cranes. This work can take between an hour and three depending on the size of the crane and its design.000 for the smallest of the fixed base cranes to over $60. Ropes are attached to the trolley and a winch. followed by performing a load test to 100% of the cranes capacity.

University Of Jordan Faculty of Engineering and Technology Department of Civil Engineering Construction Methods Installation of Tower Cranes Name: Reg. No. Doa’a Ibrahim Ghnaimat 0067211 .

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