Category: Crane Operators

Why Crane Operators Are Highly Valued in the Marketplace

Crane operators make good money. Their job is challenging but doesn’t require years of advanced study. So how does a person become a crane operator? The Process of Becoming a Professional Crane Operator Typically, a young person graduates high school, takes some trade school courses and then completes general crane operator training followed by an… Read more »

Reasons to Use a Full Service Crane Company

  If you were planning on selling your house, would you want to go with a realtor who is well-established and devotes all their time and energy to selling houses, or someone who just got their real estate license and is doing it “part time?” Ideally, you’d choose the full time, experienced person to work… Read more »

The Different Roles on a Crane Jobsite

When you rent a crane from Astro Crane, there are several crane operation jobs involved at most construction sites. What are some of those jobs and/or roles? Crane Operator A crane operator drives and operates the crane. Before (and after) work, they will also inspect the crane to make sure everything looks good, and they… Read more »

Experience is Key When Selecting a Crane Operator

If you had a classic car that you’ve spent hours and hours working on, would you trust your 16-year-old nephew to drive it? Probably not. Why? Because a 16-year-old does not have much (if any) experience driving cars. The same idea applies to operating cranes. Would you trust an expensive piece of machinery in the… Read more »

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 »