A Franna Crane is a type of pick-and-carry crane. A pick-and-carry crane can be used on public roads, much like a mobile crane. The main difference between a pick-and-carry crane and a mobile crane is that pick-and-carry cranes do not have to stabilize legs or outriggers.
Pick-and-carry cranes are able to pick up loads and transport them to their destination in a short radius. Famous Franna cranes, also known as "taxi" cranes, are used to lift heavy equipment and/or a load of materials.
They can then be used to 'taxi the load to another area of the job site. A Franna crane can travel on public roads so it can be used at one site, then moved to another site to do multiple lifts. Franna cranes, manufactured in Brisbane, are used in a variety of jobs in Australia's civil construction industry.
Franna cranes have become so popular in Australia that almost all crane rental companies will have at most one Franna crane. Franna cranes were created in the 1960s and have been continuously improved since then. There are many Franna cranes today with lifting capacities from 10 to 25 tonnes.
Franna cranes can still be manufactured in Brisbane. However, Terex has made Frannas available around the world. Frannas were specifically made for low-speed operations in the Australian construction and mining industries. As such, they are more common than in other countries.
A Franna crane's high road speed and quick set-up times are a benefit that can save you money. A Franna crane's superior maneuverability and versatility mean it can be used on multiple jobs sites or moved quickly between them.