9 Types of Fixed Cranes

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Like we discussed with our primer on the types of mobile cranes, when you’re starting out in construction or hiring your first contractor for crane service, it’s useful to have a sense of the tools available to you. Many fixed cranes are incredibly specialized, but outside of those situations, having the right crane for the… Read more »

10 Types of Mobile Cranes

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If you’re just jumping into hauling and construction, getting a firm grasp on the types of mobile cranes at your disposal is important. While some are so specialized that there’s no mistaking what they do, selecting the right crane is the difference between costly mistakes and getting the job done on time and under budget…. Read more »

3 Scenarios Where You Need Hydraulic Jacking

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Occasionally, customers come to us with their crane rental needs and don’t realize that a massive project (even if it’s one that they’re currently working on) may need some special equipment. For example, where they thought they needed traditional crane service, they actually had a jack and slide project on their hands.   Our industrial rigging customers… Read more »

9 Crane Rental Tips to Remember

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Renting a crane can be a relatively simple process if you know what you’re doing and take the proper steps to prepare. If you don’t, it can be an ordeal of the highest magnitude. There are a lot of parties involved, a lot of organizing to do and a lot that can go wrong.  … Read more »

10 Key Tips for Crane Service and Industrial Rigging Maintenance

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  It’s not just about safety — ignoring crane service and industrial rigging maintenance can cost you money in unexpected downtime, replacement parts and equipment failure over the lifecycle of your rig. To help you avoid accidents and unexpected costs, here are ten key tips to keep your equipment humming along and peak efficiency.  … Read more »

Planning for a Critical Lift

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It’s the duty of construction workers to use equipment to complete large projects. Cranes are essential for lifting and moving loads to otherwise inaccessible heights. However, some lifts are more dangerous than others, hence the designation of a “critical lift.” Today, we’ll cover the common definitions of a critical lift, and provide guidelines on how… Read more »

Life of a Lift Director

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Skilled construction workers can perform in many different roles throughout the day. When it’s time for a lift, worker roles become well defined, ranging from the rigger to the signal person. Overseeing lift operations is the Lift Director. Yet the role of a lift director includes so much more than oversight. Today, we’ll take an… Read more »

Avoiding Crane Fines

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Safety should be the top priority for managers and workers on any construction site. While cranes are necessary for lifting and moving materials, incorrect use can lead to severe injury and death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the agency that sets safety guidelines for construction crane use. Non-compliance with their guidelines can… Read more »

How is a Tower Crane Built?

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We’ve all seen tower cranes working on new high rises and skyscrapers. For those unfamiliar with tower cranes, their height may make one wonder how they’re built. After all, what other structure is tall enough to construct tower cranes? The answer is that these cranes build themselves from the foundation up. The key lies in the… Read more »