Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the National Construction Equipment Museum is closed to the public until further notice. The office is open from 9:00 to 5:30 Eastern on weekdays.  

Also due to the outbreak, our 2020 International Convention & Old Equipment Exposition has been POSTPONED. Instead of this August, it will be held August 27-29, 2021, at the same location near Concordia, Kansas.  

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Cranes

This gallery of equipment images is designed to help you identify common types of construction cranes and derricks, both past and present.

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Whirley crane: 1972 Clyde Iron Works 42. Also called a portal crane, the whirley travels on wide-gauge rails. It is used mostly on dams and other large concrete pours, in shipyards and at dockside.

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