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 »

What Are the Advantages of Hydraulic Cranes?

Hydraulic cranes do the heavy lifting needed to move objects up and over to where they need to go! Industrial settings and construction sites often use hydraulic cranes to accomplish their tasks. Cranes move things like shipping containers, metal frames, concrete, steel beams and more. Thanks to their ability to lift very heavy objects, hydraulic… Read more »

An Outline of How to Hire The Right Crane Operator For Your Next Big Job

Cranes should not be operated by amateurs. Otherwise, someone could get killed. What should you know about a crane operator before hiring one? Proper Certifications for Crane Operators First, are they certified? The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) administers Crane Operator Certification credentials for crane operators. An operator must hold the… Read more »

Crane Rentals Are a Cost-Effective Solution for Your Next Commercial Construction Project

Renting a crane is a cost-effective solution for many companies when they’re trying to get some commercial construction work done, but they don’t want to buy a new crane for the job(s). What are some things to know when renting a crane? Crane Lifting Requirements For starters, what is it that you want to lift… Read more »