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1) Cantilevered gantry crane

A single or double legged gantry crane designed so that the bridge girder extends over the leg or legs so as to form a cantilevered configuration.  Such a design increases the loading surface of the bridge girder therein increasing the reach capabilities of the gantry crane.

2) Crane Manufacturers

As applies to Members of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), this term usually applies to manufacturers of overhead traveling cranes, jib cranes, stacker cranes, and gantry cranes to the exclusion of mobile cranes, tower cranes or devices otherwise referred to as construction cranes.