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Heavy Haul Videos

In for the HEAVY Haul Heavy Haul trucking takes focus and passion. Loads have to be shipped professionally, safely, and on-time. It ain't easy. That's why it takes a pro to do it right. Getting a heavy load onto the trailer or transporter isn't even the beginning....

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Why Rent a Crane?

Cranes get work done, pure and simple. From the major lifts on construction sites to the installation of rooftop air conditioning units, cranes can give you the muscle you need. However, cranes are expensive, highly complicated pieces of equipment that require...

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H. Brown is Putting Safety First in Crane Service

Safe operation of mobile cranes requires a keen awareness of several, often interrelated, factors. Skipping over or inadequately performing safety procedures can result in crane failures and accidents. These cost money for the replacement of damaged or broken crane...

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Dual Lane Trailer/Transporter Permits and Rules

Dual Lane Trailer/Transporter Permits and Rules Dual lane transporters are made to spread the load you're hauling so it will meet highway and bridge-load limits. Dual lane transporters are perfect for moving heavy loads, including power plant equipment (such as...

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10 Types of Mobile Cranes

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...

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3 Scenarios Where You Need Hydraulic Jacking

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...

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9 Crane Rental Tips to Remember

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...

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Planning for a Critical Lift

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.”...

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Life of a Lift Director

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...

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Our Jack and Slide System

If you’ve ever driven down an American freeway or looked over at a busy waterway, you’ve probably noticed flatbed trucks or wide container ships mounting even larger, oversized cargo, usually roped or chained down to the deck. The cargo on these ships ranges from...

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Securing Temporary Traffic Control

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...

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When a Crane is Not Practical

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...

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What are Lift-N-Lock Hydraulic Gantries?

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...

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Crane Spotter Training: The Basics

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...

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Transporting Oversize Loads Over Long Distances

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...

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The 7 Major Types of Hauling Equipment

Hauling Equipment If you are new to construction and drilling, it’s important to understand the types of equipment that will be used on the job. Hauling equipment, in particular, is used to move building/drilling supplies, soil, and other materials. Below is an...

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Professional Heavy Haul Transportation Saves Time and Money

Many construction and industrial projects require equipment and/or materials that are oversized and difficult to manage with traditional lifting and hauling equipment. Project managers in the oilfield, utilities, petrochemical, and power generation industries are used...

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Safe Rigging Jobs Require Proper Planning and Precaution

The term “rigging” originated as a nautical word defined as the ropes, chains, and other lines that support the mast and spars of a vessel or serves to set and trim the sails. Today, rigging is the process of moving heavy loads with slings, hoists, and other...

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Securing Super Heavy and Over-Dimensional Loads

Safely securing super heavy or over-dimensional loads is a matter of grave concern. Although incidents involving the loss of heavy equipment or cargo are infrequent, when they do occur severe injuries or fatalities can be the result. Securing heavy equipment such as...

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