How Do Hydraulic Cranes Work?

Hydraulic technology was first developed in ancient Egypt when water was funneled through viaducts to power irrigation systems. It’s come a long way since then, developed for use in all manners of industries, from construction to automobile manufacture. Modern hydraulic cranes were designed to lift immensely heavy objects to assist with moving materials, heaving wrecks… Read more »

Ways to Avoid Crane Accidents

Astro Crane of New England rents hydraulic cranes, which lift between 6 and 600 tons. As you can imagine, these cranes handle very heavy things– the kind you have to be careful about or risk someone being injured or even killed. To reduce the potential for crane-related accidents it’s important for those involved with using… Read more »

What is the World’s Tallest Crane?

Here at Astro Crane, we take our role pretty seriously. To provide the best crane services and rentals in Massachusetts, we constantly need to learn new things about the industry, from the equipment we use to the techniques we employ. Most of the time, this results in a barrage of confusing stats and figures. Boring,… Read more »

Look to OSHA for Guidelines on Rigging Equipment

Here at AstroCRANE, we understand the paramount importance of safety in every aspect of work. Our deep understanding of crane operation is an unparalleled asset when it comes to doing things the safe way in every construction project we’re involved in. Rigging equipment to lift materials is one particularly sensitive area. OSHA, short for the… Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose AstroCrane

Located in Massachusetts and servicing all of New England, AstroCrane is one of the biggest and most reliable crane renting companies. Here are some reasons why we are the best place to go for your crane-renting needs. ●     Biggest Selection We have a wide range of different size cranes with our hydraulic cranes ranging from… Read more »

Tips For Avoiding an Accident When Operating a Crane

Cranes are massive machines moving extremely heavy things in the air, and the last thing a crane operator wants is an accident to occur. Imagine being the crane operator who “accidentally” smashes a steel beam through an office building’s windows—you don’t want to be that guy or gal. Today’s cranes are typically equipped with computers,… Read more »

What Are Cranes Most Often Used For?

If you were to build a tall building today, and you needed to get long, large, heavy steel beams or pipes up to the top floors, you would use a crane. Without cranes, many of the world’s important structures wouldn’t be possible. Cranes lift very heavy objects, some of which weigh thousands of pounds. You… Read more »

Why It Makes More Sense to Rent a Crane Rather Than Buy One

One thing is for sure: as time goes on, prices go up. Back in 1980, two guys—Rick Marshall and Martin Wright—started their own company to do welding and steel fabrication in Massachusetts. They had one crane. Today, the business has grown to become “Astro Crane Services,” with a fleet of over 20 cranes that get… Read more »

Why Crane Safety Is Truly Most Important

Astrocrane takes the safety if its employees, the workers on the jobsite and anyone involved in any construction project very seriously.  We don’t want anyone to see a serious injury while working.  Although there are always measures and training in place to prevent such accidents, they still always have the ability to occur.   Throughout… Read more »