Category: Crane Operators

How a Crane Operator Will Help You With Your Next Construction Project

Are you a practical person who likes to drive and the thought of driving heavy machinery doesn’t intimidate you? Then you might be a good crane operator. Some people who work as laborers on construction sites may end up deciding to further their skills (and career) by training to be a crane operator. It’s not… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Operating a Crane

Crane operation is not something any person can just do without some prior instruction, training and or experience. After all, these machines can have life or death consequences if not handled properly. Therefore, it’s important to know about some do’s and don’ts of crane operating so no one dies on-site. What are some general operator… Read more »

What Should You Look For in a Crane Rental Company?

Are you thinking about obtaining a crane for your next construction project? If so, buying one is almost certainly out of the question thanks to cost. Even if you decide to go with a used crane, you’re going to have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for it in most cases. As such, you’re… Read more »

What Crane Operators Should Be Focused On At the Jobsite

What’s the worst that could happen on a job site when operating a crane? The crane operator could make a bad move that results in someone losing his or her life. That’s the worst thing that could happen. So, crane operators have to be ever-vigilant, fully aware of their surroundings and always having safety as… Read more »

How Does the Summer Heat Affect Construction Cranes?

If you took a look at the weather forecast for Boston, Massachusetts, for early July 2021, you’d notice some high temperatures in the 90s on several days. And on June 30, 2021, the temperature hit 100 degrees! The last time the city hit the triple digits was July 22, 2011, when it was 103 degrees…. 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 »

Steps to Take to Prevent Construction Crane Accidents From Occurring

Astro Crane rents cranes to those who need and use them. That said, what are some things to think about in order to prevent construction crane accidents? Selecting the Right Construction Crane All too often, accidents happen when users use the wrong crane for the job they’re doing… so selecting the right crane for the… 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 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 certification for the… Read more »

Here Are The Benefits of Partnering With a Crane Rental Company

Why work with a crane rental company? When you rent a crane you don’t have to buy it. Obviously, this saves you a lot of money. Why buy an expensive crane that could cost up to $3 million that you only need for a few days out of the year when you can rent it… Read more »

Top Reasons to Rent a Construction Crane

Construction Crane Rental Companies

If it seems like you’re always using a crane on your construction projects, it may be tempting to consider purchasing or leasing one rather than renting them all the time. However, more often than not, that turns out to not be the best of course of action for construction companies. Here’s why. Renting Cranes Saves… Read more »