A Self Erect Tower Crane or as it is occasionally known a SETC for short is a Tower Crane that can simply be placed quickly and easily on a construction site where space is often restricted.
Self erect tower cranes are operated from a fixed position and have to be safely placed on the site by a qualified technician or field engineer who has a working knowledge of each particular crane and the mechanisms being used.
The cranes are usually operated using a remote control, although an operator cab can also be fitted to them.
A Self Erecting Tower Crane can offer numerous advantages on many projects that require a fixed position tower crane. This is because it operates in a small area of the site it is on which also means the site safety is improved due to less site movements.
A self erecting tower crane can also be tracked while it is still erected across a level construction site by using it’s own on-board generator and while they usually use fuel they can also often accommodate mains electric.
Quick, simple, and completely autonomous, self-erecting tower cranes are the best option for smaller sites or cramped sites and are great for setting up, erecting and dismantling.
A Few Benefits provided by Self Erect Tower Cranes:
- Easy transportation to and from construction sites.
- Quick & easy erection and dismantling.
- Easily manouvered around the construction site.
- Operated from ground level.
- Operates from a small footprint on the site.