Category: Cranes

A Guide to Renting a Construction Crane

Renting Construction Cranes

In theory, it might seem as though picking out a construction crane for your next construction project will be simple enough. Nevertheless, once you start looking around at all the different cranes that are available to you, it won’t be long before you begin to feel overwhelmed by your options. There are so many construction… Read more »

Safety Protocols for Construction Crane Operators

Crane Operator

Each year, crane-related accidents cause about 40 fatalities. They also cause many construction workers and innocent bystanders to sustain injuries. In about 90% of crane-related accidents, human error is to blame. More often than not, these accidents take place when a crane operator makes a bad decision either before or during a lift. By simply… Read more »

A Rundown of Overhead Crane Hazards

Overhead Crane Hazards

If your company is going to be taking on a large construction project in the near future, it’s going to be nearly impossible for you to do it without an overhead crane. Overhead cranes are an absolute necessity on construction sites. They can be used to move building materials around and to lift heavy loads… Read more »

What to Ask When Hiring a Construction Crane Company

A crane is one of the most useful pieces of equipment on a construction site. If you need to move around a bunch of heavy things on your worksite, you’re going to want to have a crane handy. You’re also going to want to make sure that you obtain that crane throughout the right crane… Read more »

The Differences Between Mobile and Fixed Cranes

Tower Crane

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 Should You Look For in a Crane Rental Company?

Are you thinking about obtaining a crane for your next construction project? Buying one is probably going to be out of the question. Even if you 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 much better off getting a… 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?

Construction Cranes

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 »