Lattice Crane

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Lab Hours: 50 Classroom Hours: 30

Total Hours: 80

This course will present the student with crane basics utilizing lattice type machines. There will be a combination of both the older “friction” type crane as well as the newer “hydraulic” type lattice crane. A strong emphasis will be placed on maintenance, inspection, mechanical adjustments (of the friction types), and operational safety. Each student will also participate in the assembly and/or disassembly of a crane.

Course Objective

Gain thorough understanding of terminology, maintenance and repair, erecting boom / CW (in proper sequence) setup, reeving. Gain experience in multi-line operation, learn techniques for smooth single line operation, learn basics of rigging.

Equipment Required: Hardhat, safety vest, work clothes, work boots.