The Abell-Howe Freedom Frame free-standing modular
runway system is ideal for situations where installation of overhead cranes is not practical such as the following:


Buildings not designed for overhead cranes
Structural steel of building is not intended to or cannot support required loads.

Leased Buildings
Construction of Freedom Frame allows for easy installation and dismantling for movements to another location.

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Pre-cast Concrete Buildings
Runway supports include base plates for securement to concrete slab.

  • Ships in 4 Weeks *
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • Made in the USA
Related Documents:
Yale Global King Brochure
Freedom Frame Brochure
Crane Xpress Product Sheet

* Multiple quantities may require additional lead time. Product ship lead times commence from date of order acceptance.

  • Capacities up to 10 tons
  • Overall widths up to 40'-0"
  • Completely free standing
  • Multiple bay configurations
  • Easy installation & portable
  • Crane spans up to 36'-0"

Extensive capacity range
Available in 2, 3, 5, 7-1/2 and 10 ton capacities as standard to meet a wide range of requirements. Special capacity markings can be provided on non-standard systems.

Free Standing System
Tie off to building column or support structure not required.

Easy Installation & Dismantling
Connections are bolted, not welded, to allow for easy installation and dismantling for movement to another location.

1, 2, 3 or 4 Bay Systems
Multiple bays can be provided for long runway requirements. Additional bays can be added to existing systems in field.

Standard & Engineered Systems
Standard systems consisting of modular runway systems only for quick delivery.

Engineered systems to accommodate any special requirements including the following:

  • Bridge Beams
  • Top-Running Singer Girder Plug & Play Crane
  • Special Control Requirements
  • Special Environments
  • Special Painting


• Free-standing modular runway system
• Bay Spacing: 20', 25', 30'
• Capacities 2, 3, 5, 7-1/2, 10 tons
• Widths: 20', 30', 40'
• Lengths: 20' through 120'
• Heights: 20', 25'


• System up to 5 tons requires no footings. Minimum 6" concrete depth with 3000 psf soil pressure.
• Anchor bolts supplied upon request after determination of concrete floor properties.
• 7-1/2 & 10 ton systems may require footings.
Contact Abell-Howe for size.
• Bracing to building column or support structure is not required.
• Design is based on Yale crane kits. Other cranes, if comparable, may run on the system.
• System designed for 1 crane per bay. Multiple canes can be utilized but must maintain a 1 bay distance.
• Hook coverages are approximate.
• Bays can be added for longer runways.


• Frame & hardware
• Runway & Endstops
• ASCE rail & hardware
• Runway electrification, 4 tandem collectors & 1 universal tow arm bracket
• Crane kit upon request (not included)


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