The Franna crane is your drive in and out, pick and carry solution. Franna cranes are designed to lift the load and carry it to its destination, within a small radius, then be able to drive to the next job. The franna is another crane that can manoeuvre through tight spaces and is a ‘pick and carry’ crane which is similar to a mobile crane in that it is designed to travel on public roads, however Pick and Carry cranes have no stabilizer legs or outriggers.
Nearly every medium and large sized crane company in Australia has at least one and many companies have fleets of these cranes. The capacity range is usually ten to twenty-five tons maximum lift, although this is much less at the tip of the boom. Pick and Carry cranes have displaced the work usually completed by smaller truck cranes as the set-up time is much quicker.
Pick and Carry cranes are popular in Australia where large distances are encountered between job sites. This machine was designed in the 1980’s by a man by the name of David Frances and are a true blue Australian invention. Since invention, one popular manufacturer in Australia was Franna, who have since been bought by Terex, and now all pick and carry cranes are commonly referred to as “Franna’s” even though they may be made by other manufacturers.
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