The goliath crane move on rails supported on floor level instead of rails placed at elevated level as in case of EOT Cranes. This eliminates the need for workshop building and hence reduction in capital cost.
Goliath crane find major application in outdoors. However, the goliath cranes can also be installed inside a closed building.
Special protection is provided for outdoor duty cranes depending on application and agreement with buyer. These special features may include – corrosion allowance in design of main load bearing structural members, drilled holes on walkway to avoid accumulation of rain water, localized full cover for trolley, covers for Long travel motor/ brake, additional parking brake for Long travel motion, special paint etc.
Outdoor duty goliath cranes are also checked for stability under storm condition. Special storm anchors are provided to prevent toppling of crane under storm condition.
The cross travel and long travel motor gearbox unit is designed to overcome wind resistance opposing the crane movement in addition to the power required to accelerate and move the safe working load at full speed.
Power supply to the crane is provided through DG Set, Cable Reeling drum or shrouded bus bar