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Such arrangements is likely to cause lots of problems (design, construction, and operation.  In my experience, in such situations they use two cranes with overlapping service zones.  Alternatively, you may try using a monorail (visit your local drycleaners :)).
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
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Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 07:53
Subject: Inclined Trolley Beam

Does anyone have experience with inclined trolley beams?  If it's 
possible to do such a thing what would be the max suggested incline?  
Also, I assume one would need a special type of trolley to navigate 
the beam.

What I am considering is a trolley beam that starts out level, 
inclines maybe 30 degrees (crippled beam), then levels off again.  Any 


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