Jib Cranes

Jib Crane Systems

Jib cranes are lightweight crane systems usually featured in factory production lines and similar lightweight lifting applications. Regular jib crane systems feature safe working loads up to 5000kg (5T) however more advanced custom built systems can be adapted to larger capacities.

This guide should help you understand the basics about our lightweight jib crane setups.

Height of Lift: This is the measurement from the floor to the underside of the jib arm (boom). This is measured in meters and is always required to quote a jib crane.
Outreach: This is the length of the jib arm that the hoist runs on. This is also measured in meters and is necessary for all quotations.
SWL: The 'Safe Working Load' (maximum lifting capacity) this is the lifting capacity of the hoist and jib crane.
Angle of Rotation: This is how far you with for your jib crane to rotate. eg. 180 degrees or 270 degrees. This is not always necessary to quote for a basic system.
Type of Jib Crane: This is really the initial question, the biggest question. You need to decide if your jib crane be mounted on a floor standing pillar or mounted on a secure wall. And if it will be a low headroom or regular headroom version.
Type of hoist: Electric or manual chain hoists can be used with basic jib cranes, wire rope hoists can be used on larger models.
Hoist Suspension: Your hoist can be suspended in a number of ways from your new jib crane.

  • Push Travel Suspension- This is where the hoist can travel along the jib arm by being physically pushed or pulled by the user.
  • Geared Travel Suspension- The hoist can be moved along the jib arm by pulling on a hand chain to turn the wheels on the trolley.
  • Electric Travel Suspension- The hoist can travel along the jib boom electronically, this is controlled by the hoist's low voltage pendant control (or remote control) unit.


All of our jib crane systems are shipped with certificates of conformity but should be tested by a qualified lifting equipment inspector once installed (we can provide this service should you require).
Our national team of engineers are capable of installing, testing and certifying your crane to ensure you are fully setup and ready to increase your productivity with your new jib crane.