For centuries, the power of the crane was provided by the application of the physical force of humans or animals, although lifters in the wind and water mills could work with the power of the restrained nature.
The first mechanical power was provided by steam machines. The first steam turbine (steam operated cranes) was introduced in the eighteenth or nineteenth century, and many of these steam cranes remained until the late twentieth century and were used well.
Modern cranes typically use internal combustion engines, or use electric motors and hydraulic systems to provide a much higher capacity than previously possible. However, manual cranes still are being used where providing mechanical power in not Economic .
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