Why Cranes Are Among the Most Important Industrial Tools

If you were to visit Riverworks, you’d see a lot of old, tall grain elevators from a bygone era. The owners of this industrial wasteland, however, have decided to turn the property into a post-industrial tourist destination where folks can eat at the big indoor/outdoor restaurant or play sports like hockey and roller derby… and… Read more »

Things to Know About Boom Trucks

Have you ever heard of the term “boom truck?” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it may be difficult to imagine what a boom truck looks like and what it is used for. What is a Boom Truck? Put simply, a boom truck was designed to move and transport heavy equipment. The boom refers to… Read more »

Top Reasons to Rent a Construction Crane

If it seems like you’re always using a crane on your construction projects, it may be tempting to consider purchasing or leasing one rather than renting them all the time. However, more often than not, that turns out to not be the best of course of action for construction companies. Here’s why. Renting Cranes Saves… Read more »

What Does a Crane Operator Do for a Jobsite?

Few people are more important to a construction jobsite than a crane operator. With their knowledge and skill base, crane operators possess the abilities to handle some of the the most complex machines onsite. Here’s why they’re so important to any jobsite using cranes. Construction Crane Operators Keep Everyone Safe Crane operators undergo thorough training… Read more »

Crane Rigging Basics

For many years, Astro Crane has helped construction sites by providing crane rigging services in the New England area. Undoubtedly, if your construction site needs crane rigging performed, it’s essential you know the basics and select the right help to help you with the job. Here’s what you should know. Knowledge Is Key When managing… Read more »

How Crane Overloading Happens

Few things are scarier and more demoralizing than hearing about a crane accident. One of the main causes of crane accidents is a term called ‘crane overloading.’ Crane overloading is most often caused by human error, and can happen in a variety of ways. How Crane Overloading Occurs As you can probably deduce from the… Read more »

What Can Crane Operators Do to Stay Safe During the COVOD-19 Pandemic?

Few things have adversely affected the nation and the world more than the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has put millions of people out of work, and even worse, has killed thousands of people, and that number only continues to rise. In short, the coronavirus has affected all walks of life and all businesses. For crane… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Crane Operator

When you work as a crane operator, one of the first things that you must do each day is take a look at the weather forecast. If there is even just a slight chance of inclement weather, you’re going to need to be on high alert all day long so that you don’t end up… Read more »