How to Prepare Your Site for Crane Delivery and Setup

Astro Crane rents cranes around New England and these cranes are used at various sites for various projects such as construction jobs. When you rent a crane and you’re anticipating its arrival on-site, what are some things you can do to prepare for crane delivery and setup?  Necessary Paperwork For starters, you’ll want to fill… Read more »

Don’t Overlook These Facts When Renting a Crane

So you’re thinking about renting a crane from a company like Astro Crane… while this is a good idea because it can save you time and money, it’s also something to give some thought to, and there are things to consider before signing a contract. There Are Crane Rentals Available for a Wide Variety of… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Crane Service?

Sure, you could own your own crane. But then you have to spend money to maintain it yourself, and store it and a whole host of other responsibilities. What about hiring a crane service? When you have a construction project anywhere in New England, you could hire a crane service like Astro Crane– it’s advantageous… Read more »

What Can Renters Do With a Boom Truck?

A boom truck has many uses. For example, it can be used as a crane, a flatbed truck or a personnel hoist, lifting workers high up in the air. Thanks to its hydraulic extension that can be used for various hoists, a boom truck is a versatile vehicle. Its capacity depends on how much tonnage… Read more »

The Benefits of a 120 Ton Liebherr Crane Rental

Astro Crane offers a variety of cranes to meet people’s needs and the 120-ton Liebherr crane is a popular model featuring a 171’ main boom with a 23’ boom extension. Looking for a powerful crane? The 120-ton Liebherr 4-axle crane can handle extremely high lifting capacities when fully raised. Jobs like erecting radio masts that… Read more »

Here’s Why You May Need a Boom Crane For Your Next Construction Project

A boom crane has a long fixed or hydraulic arm that’s used to move large objects in construction. Boom cranes are versatile and efficient, so they’re ubiquitous. You might have seen them in use unloading cargo at ports, for example.  What are some reasons to use a boom crane?When you have something very heavy to… Read more »

A Guide to Becoming a Crane Operator

Have you been thinking about becoming a crane operator? Does the idea of picking up and transporting heavy objects from one location to another intrigue you? Crane operators do that in a safe way, often communicating with several other people for successful lifts.  Becoming a Crane Operator So how does a person become a crane… Read more »

How to Find the Right Crane Rental

Are you thinking about renting a crane? What are some questions you should ask when renting cranes? There are many types of cranes that can handle different functions on job sites. Think about what you’d need a crane to do– would it be to lift and install heavy mechanical equipment, for example? Or perhaps you’re… Read more »

How Does a Tower Crane Work?

If you drive through any big city, there’s a good chance that you’ll see at least one or two tower cranes hovering high above the city’s skyline. Tower cranes play a very important role in the construction of modern-day skyscrapers and other large structures. Without them, construction companies would be unable to put together most… Read more »

The Vital Role of Crane Operators

When you think of dangerous jobs, what comes to mind? Police officer, airplane pilot, deep sea fishing, miner and crane operator are just some dangerous jobs where there’s an inherent risk that someone could get injured or even killed on the job. Operating cranes, in particular, is a risky business. You want to make sure… Read more »