Category: Cranes

The Pros of Crane Rentals

Crane Rentals

Why buy a crane when you can rent one? Astro Crane of New England has an extensive, well-maintained crane fleet, with hydraulic cranes available for rent, ranging from 6 to 600 tons. Lower Cost Is cost an issue? Buying and owning a crane means you have to pay a lot of money and have somewhere… Read more »

What Does It Take to Become a Professional Crane Operator?

Crane Operators

Do you think you have what it takes to become a crane operator? There are more and more cranes popping up in cities across the U.S. and, to a larger degree, across the world. As a result, there is a growing need for more crane operators within the industry. Here is a quick guide to… Read more »

Why a Mobile Crane Could Be Perfect For Your Next Project

Mobile Cranes

Do you predict you’re going to need to move your crane rental around a lot on your next job site? If so, a mobile crane will provide you with the flexibility you’ll need to move your crane from one spot to another in a short amount of time. The setup associated with a mobile crane… Read more »

Tips for New Crane Operators Performing Lifts

Crane Operators

If you’re a new crane operator, you should avoid completing crane lifts before you have the proper training and certifications in place. There are also a series of steps you should take to prevent an accident from occurring during the lifts you do early in your career. Check out some helpful crane lift tips for… Read more »

Weather Conditions Crane Operators Should Be Aware Of

Crane Operators and Bad Weather

Operating a crane under the best of weather conditions can be dangerous if you don’t take the proper safety precautions. Therefore, it’s easy to imagine just how dangerous it can be to try to maneuver a crane around in extreme weather conditions. Here are just a few of the extreme weather conditions that could put… Read more »

How You Can Save Money on Your Next Crane Rental

Construction Crane Rentals

Renting a crane is one way you can help expedite the completion of a construction project. However, before you obtain a crane rental, there are some steps you can take to save money in the process. Check out a few simple ways to cut your crane costs way down when you rent one. Find the… Read more »

Once Again, Seattle is the Construction Crane King of the United States

Seattle and Construction Cranes

Cities across the United States have skylines dotted with construction cranes. It seems just about every city is rushing to put up skyscrapers that are bigger and taller than ever before. But no American city loves their cranes quite like Seattle. At least, that’s the impression you would get walking through the city in 2018…. Read more »

How to Be Proactive in Your Crane Setups

When used properly, cranes can really come in handy on a construction site. However, when safety is not a top concern, cranes could potentially be deadly. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that more than 200 people were killed during crane-related accidents between 2011 and 2015 while countless others were injured. If you’re planning on… Read more »

OSHA Offers Stakeholders a Chance to Comment on Proposed Rule Change

OSHA and Crane Operators

Way back in 2010, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration–better known as OSHA–released new crane operator requirements that caused some confusion within the crane industry. Those requirements stated that all crane operators had to become certified for both the types of cranes they were using as well, as the lifting capacities associated with those cranes…. Read more »

Could Crane Simulations Help Crane Operators?

Crane Simulations

Operating a crane is, as you might imagine, a very demanding and potentially dangerous job. To do it effectively, you need to take lots of training courses and spend time getting first-hand experience with a crane. Now, you can also do it by using crane simulations. Take a look at some of the ways that… Read more »