The Differences Between Mobile and Fixed Cranes

Searching for a crane to use on your next construction project? You’re going to have the option to bring either a mobile or a fixed crane onto your worksite. Mobile cranes are obviously the easier option since they’re simple to set up and remove once you’re done. But fixed cranes might be a better choice… Read more »

What is Crane Rigging?

Is your company getting ready to take on a major construction project? If so, there’s a strong chance that you’re going to need to bring in at least one crane to your worksite to help get the job done. Cranes are invaluable tools when it comes to tackling large-scale construction projects as they’re capable of… Read more »

Who Invented the Hydraulic Crane?

For centuries, humankind has built impressive structures using various methods to lift heavy objects and bring them where they were needed. From Stonehenge to the Pyramids of Egypt, the world has many examples from long ago where impressive structures were built, most likely thanks to things like sledges, ropes, ramps, levers, and, perhaps, rudimentary cranes. … Read more »

How Are Cranes Manufactured?

Without cranes, it would be pretty much impossible for the construction industry to operate in the way that it does today. Cranes make it easy for those in construction to put together tall buildings and other structures throughout the world. But what people don’t always realize is that manufacturing cranes is quite the process itself…. Read more »

What is the Big Carl Crane?

All cranes are big to some degree. However, the vast majority of them don’t have anything on the “Big Carl Crane,” a new crane that is the largest crane in the world. Officially known as SGC-250, which stands for “Sarens Giant Crane 250,” the Big Carl Crane is making headlines right now thanks to its… 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 »

Construction Crane Facts You may Not Be Aware Of

Did you know that cranes have been around for thousands of years now? The very first cranes were used by the Ancient Greeks all the way back in 500 B.C. And while cranes have obviously evolved a lot since that time, they’re still every bit as useful today as they were back then when they… Read more »

What Crane Do I need to Rent?

It can be confusing trying to figure out which crane you want to rent for a construction project. Do you want a heavy-duty tower crane that will stay put for weeks to come—or a truck-mounted crane that you can roll in and out as necessary throughout the duration of your next job? Here are some… Read more »