How Construction Cranes Are Maintained

Construction cranes need maintenance. How are they maintained? Typically, construction cranes are inspected by experts who know what to look for– any signs of wear and tear, missing parts, etc. OSHA guidelines should be followed, and, of course, safety is paramount. Cranes can experience problems that need fixing… and this could be due to corrosion,… 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? Lifting Requirements For starters, what is it that you want to lift with… Read more »

How to Maintain Construction Cranes in the Summer Heat

It’s summertime and you know what that means: sunny days and hot temperatures, even in places like Boston, Providence and Hartford. Hot weather isn’t just for Florida! If you’re using or renting a crane in the summer, how can you best take care of it? Cranes Need Shade Too Ideally, when it’s sunny and hot… Read more »

The Types of Engines Used in Tower Cranes

If you see a construction site in a city, you’ll likely see a tower crane there, too. These giant, tall towers rise hundreds of feet in the air, dotting many city skylines. They can lift heavy loads to extreme heights. Since they’re pretty expensive to own, many construction companies look to rent them instead– using… 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 »

Static Vs Mobile Cranes

There are a lot of different types of cranes, including two main categories– static and mobile ones. Static cranes work in place and typically aren’t moved around a job site, while mobile cranes can be more easily moved. Mobile cranes usually have a telescopic boom and are cable-controlled, which makes for a quick setup. Of… Read more »

Crane Purchases Versus Crane Rentals

Okay, you have a job to do and you need a crane to do it. Do you rent a crane or buy one? What are some of the pros and cons? Well, you’ve come to a good place to find out… Construction Crane Rentals If you’re thinking of renting a crane, there are several “pros.”… Read more »

Here’s Why a Construction Crane Fails

If and when a crane fails, there can be injuries, loss of life, and high damage costs. Meanwhile, there’s also time lost “on the job” while the crane is taken out of service and repaired or replaced with another one. Oh, and the incident needs to be investigated, too. In the world of construction, where… 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 »