Foundationless jib cranes are another type of freestanding jib crane that are slab-mounted and bolted to 6″ reinforced concrete for indoor use. These types of jib crane systems don’t require a special poured foundation and can be installed almost anywhere in a facility as long as the area meets the requirements of the manufacturer.
Because there’s no special foundation required, these jib cranes can be installed faster because you don’t have to wait for a poured concrete foundation to cure. They can also be easily relocated within a facility, if necessary.
Typically, foundationless jib cranes can accomodate:
Capacities up to 1,000 lbs.
Boom heights up to 20′
While their ease of installation, cost-effectiveness, and portability make freestanding jibs attractive for certain applications, they do have a much lower capacity than typical freestanding jib cranes with a poured foundation.