Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Obviously it is some type of crane, but why is there a wheel on the end of the boom? I am sure there is a good reason but it is difficult to see what function this would perform.

At least the blue and red make for an nice picture.


  1. I agree...very nice combination of colors. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the wheels are used when that section of the boom is lowered and extended for disassembly. It allows the end to roll along the ground until is is completely flat. Once it is flat it can be taken apart for transport.

  2. This looks like a large Manitowoc construction crane that has the upper boom resting on the ground to remove tension from supporting cables. Tom may have the answer about the wheels. It does make a great composition with the contrasting blues and red.