Category: Cranes

Crane Work – A Short History

Cranes Throughout History The earliest cranes were used in ancient Mesopotamia around 3000 BC and was called a shadoof, or later the well pole or well sweep.  This crane helped people gain mechanical advantage thru leverage to help in irrigation systems.  The pole would have a bucket attached at one end and counterbalanced on the pole.  This is still used in parts of the world, such as rural India, Pakistan and Hungary. Greece later developed […]