Lifting equipment out of tight places can be quite the challenge. That is, unless you have a jib boom. Jib booms, also known as jib boom cranes have been in existence for a long time now but still have firm application in today’s society. Our Medlin Jib Booms have pockets for your forklift to reach into, and then a bar that extends out with a hook attached so that you lift those heavy objects. Our jib booms come in capacities of 500 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
To give you a better idea of the jib boom, we’ve included some videos below that show you just how useful they are for all sorts of real world applications.
This first video is a doozy. Watch as the gentlemen constructs a custom jib boom from scratch. Using pretty standard building material, a tripod, and some weights to counterbalance the jib arm, this homemade jib crane is a nifty little design. It won’t be used for quite the same applications that you may be using it for, but the concept of how it functions is fairly similar.
This next video shows a portable jib boom crane used in a warehouse setting. It is slightly different than our own jib boom but gives you an idea of the capacity of a equipment handling jib boom.
Finally, taking the jib boom a step further, is a video depicting the use of a construction jib boom crane. These goliaths have immense capacity and are used in major construction projects such as buildings and demolition.
Now that you’ve seen a handful of stages of the jib boom, it is time to invest in one of your own. For more information about purchasing jib booms in Los Angeles, contact Medlin Ramps online or give us a call at 877-4-MEDLIN.