Cranes are normally provided in goods sheds to load and unload bulky or heavy material such as heavy machines and logs from wagons. These are normally of three types.

Fixed jib crane This crane is fixed at a convenient location on the goods platform for the purpose of loading and unloading bulky and heavy goods from wagons.

Mobile crane This crane is mounted on a wagon or a truck and can be moved anywhere on the platform as per requirement to load or unload bulky parcels.

Overhead gantry cranes It consists of two horizontal girders or beams supported on a number of vertical posts. A travelling platform is fixed in between the two girders, which is fitted with equipment for hoisting goods and is capable of moving to and fro on the girders. Wagons or road vehicles are brought under the gantry for loading and unloading materials.

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