The tower crane is used to hoist the 2-Mg load upward at constant velocity. The 1.5-Mg jib BD, 0.5-Mg jib BC, and 6-Mg counterweight C have centers of mass at G1, G2, and G3, respectively. Determine the resultant moment produced by the load and the weights of the tower crane jibs about point A and about point B.
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We can draw a simplified diagram showing the mass of each section, and the distances to calculate the moments at points A and B.
Notice how for both points A and B, the height does not factor into the moment equations because all forces are acting vertically, not horizontally. It also means that the moment at A is equal to the moment at B.
Again, note that the moment created at point A is equal to the moment created at point B. Thus,