Franna cranes are named after their
original manufacturer. These are pick-and-carry type cranes that can lift loads
and carry them directly to their destination. They are not intended to carry or
lift some of the larger loads, but they are more versatile than larger mobile
cranes. Frannas are road-safe, making them more useful for load transport.
Slew cranes are larger cranes and have more
mobility options. They have a rotating mechanism at the base that allows loads
to be spun around after they’ve been lifted. Slew cranes are useful for moving
heavy loads around on-site, either for transport or for placement. Non-slewing
cranes do not have the same fully rotational base but can lift the same load
sizes. With a slew crane, you can’t carry the load directly to the destination,
but you can lift larger loads than a Franna.