A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.


Useful Life

The useful life of a crane will depend heavily on a number of factors. A life of about 10 years is considered to be typical in some areas.

The table below shows the useful life for cranes adopted by a number of Councils or suggested by other organisations. Please feel free to add your Councils information.

Council/Organisation Adopted Life
South Dakota 10 years
Whittlesea City Council 5-10 years

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search
  3. Crane Industry Council of Australia
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