Enter the weight of the crane, the distance from the center of gravity of the crane to the tipping axis, and the distance from the center of gravity of the load to the tipping axis into the calculator to determine the tipping load.

Crane Tipping Load Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Crane Tipping Load.

TL = W*D1 / D2

  • Where TL is the tipping load (weight, lbs,kg, etc)
  • W is the weight of the crane (lbs,kg, etc)
  • D1 is the distance from the center of gravity of the crane to the tipping axis point
  • D2 is the distance from the center of gravity of the load to the tipping axis point

What is a Crane Tipping Load?

Definition:

Crane Tipping Load is the amount of weight that a crane can lift. The crane tipping load is limited by various factors, including the overall height of the crane, the boom length, and the capacity of the crane basket.

Tipping loads for cranes vary according to many factors, including the height of the tower from which it operates, whether it’s self-erecting or not, and what kind of work it will be doing at any given time.

Tipping loads are typically determined by the manufacturer of a crane. However, some countries may have regulations that supersede manufacturer’s recommendations.

For example, in the United States, lifting machinery is required to comply with ASME B30.5 which recommends that cranes have a tipping load no less than 15% of their rated capacity (or 1/6 of rated capacity).