Securing Temporary Traffic Control

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Improvements in infrastructure are crucial for ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians. Nevertheless, heavy haul transportation projects are anything but simple, requiring temporary traffic control zones to redirect anyone using the road (who we’ll refer to as “road users”). All TTC zones are comprised of four areas: advance warning, transition, activity and termination. Securing temporary… Read more »

When a Crane is Not Practical

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Cranes, particularly overhead cranes, are one of the most common sights on any construction or demolition site. Materials can be lifted to great heights, and their rotating axes allow for great range within a construction site. Nevertheless, cranes are not a universal choice for construction projects. Below are some scenarios where perhaps a crane is… Read more »

Requirements for Nuclear Transportation

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Nuclear accidents are not far behind. Images of funnel-shaped nuclear reactors immediately call to mind places like Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, or Fukushima–all of which have become bywords for nuclear power’s lethality and unpredictability. And yet, when it comes to nuclear transportation in the United States, such fears are largely unfounded–thanks to stringent regulation and… Read more »

What are Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries?

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Naturally, some of the best construction and demolition equipment was created to meet evolving needs–used for a variety of industrial rigging projects around the world, hydraulic gantries are a prime example.  In this post, we’ll discuss the specific advantages Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries over other, similar equipment. Hydraulic gantries were originally developed in the 1960s. At… Read more »

Crane Spotter Training: The Basics

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Ever What do crane spotters do?   Crane spotters (also called ‘observers’ or ‘signal people’) have been around since the popularization of industrial cranes, and little has changed in the many decades since. Spotters are essential to the safe operation of any project involving cranes, and their expertise is developed over years of on-site knowledge… Read more »

Transporting Oversize Loads Over Long Distances

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In transportation terms, an oversize load is any load that exceeds standard or legal size and weight limits set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Different portions of roads and highways have different standards. Examples of overweight loads include construction machines (like cranes), prefabricated homes, mobile homes, houseboats, bridge beams, and industrial equipment. According to… Read more »

7 Things to Look For When Buying Used Equipment

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There are a few things in life that are guaranteed… like death, taxes, and buying something used that you will later regret. Whether it’s a used car or a Craigslist flat screen TV, it’s always good to be a bit cautious about used goods. Construction and hoisting equipment are no different. In fact, since the… Read more »

Rigging Concerns in Demolition Projects

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Demolition is a naturally dangerous activity. While it’s become safer over time, the tearing down of buildings can cause unplanned collapses and exposure to hazardous materials . Below, we’ve covered some of the top rigging concerns in these projects, and have provided some tips for ensuring safety and reducing accidents. Pre-Demolition Process A number of… Read more »

How to Choose The Right Crane for Your Project

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Your business is growing, your inventory is increasing, and your customer demands are skyrocketing. You’ve been using conveyer belts and forklifts — but both take up too much floor space, so you’re thinking about buying a crane for flexibility. But increased floor space shouldn’t be the only reason you buy a crane. You should also… Read more »

History of The Crane: How We Got to Hydraulic Cranes

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  The History Behind Cranes     For centuries, archaeologists and historians have been baffled by how Stonehenge was built. The largest of the Sarsen stones transported to Stonehenge weighs 50 tons — which means that transportation by boat would have been impossible. Legend holds that ancient druids levitated the stones into place with their… Read more »