Hydraulic truck cranes are a particular type of mobile crane. These cranes use hydraulics and are able to lift thousands of pounds. Hydraulics uses forces being transmitted through oil pushing on the boom's pistons in opposite directions so as to lift thousands of pounds. Hydraulic truck cranes are really essential in building major projects such as airports, bridges, roads and buildings. A crane can accomplish in minutes jobs which would normally take lots of hours and hundreds of men to accomplish.
The vast machinery are usually utilized in the building of cities, homes, whole nations and individual buildings throughout the ages. Even the Great Pyramids in Egypt were likely constructed with the help of basic cranes to enable the heaviest supplies in one of the most amazing construction projects of all time.
The first representation of a crane was featured during the reign of King Ramses in Egypt during 3000 B.C. This was a portrayal of a lifting device which was used to collect water. The very first official "cranes" appeared during Ancient Greece. These mechanism were utilized to build a whole country in the 5th century B.C.
Initially, cranes were first made out of wood. It wasn't until the designers building dockyards decided they needed something stronger and larger did these machines develop. Hick & Rothwell designed the very first cast iron cranes during the year 1834, in Bolton, England. This machinery could lift as much as 2 tons. That same year, the addition of wire rope was added to the crane by an Official of the German Superior Board, Herr Albert Sr. The wire rope made the crane more durable and stronger. This addition enabled cranes to have a bigger capacity for lifting heavy weights.
Ultimately, the wire ropes were weaved together to be able to form an even more powerful strength. This wire formation also brought the added benefit of flexibility. 4 years later, Germany started to build cast iron cranes. The first cast iron crane built by Germany was built within Neuburg.