Category: Cranes

Tips For Avoiding an Accident When Operating a Crane

Cranes are massive machines moving extremely heavy things in the air, and the last thing a crane operator wants is an accident to occur. Imagine being the crane operator who “accidentally” smashes a steel beam through an office building’s windows—you don’t want to be that guy or gal. Today’s cranes are typically equipped with computers,… Read more »

What Are Cranes Most Often Used For?

If you were to build a tall building today, and you needed to get long, large, heavy steel beams or pipes up to the top floors, you would use a crane. Without cranes, many of the world’s important structures wouldn’t be possible. Cranes lift very heavy objects, some of which weigh thousands of pounds. You… Read more »

Why It Makes More Sense to Rent a Crane Rather Than Buy One

One thing is for sure: as time goes on, prices go up. Back in 1980, two guys—Rick Marshall and Martin Wright—started their own company to do welding and steel fabrication in Massachusetts. They had one crane. Today, the business has grown to become “Astro Crane Services,” with a fleet of over 20 cranes that get… Read more »

Why Crane Safety Is Truly Most Important

Crane Service in MA

Astro Crane takes the safety if its employees, the workers on the jobsite and anyone involved in any construction project very seriously.  We don’t want anyone to see a serious injury while working.  Although there are always measures and training in place to prevent such accidents, they still always have the ability to occur.  … Read more »

The Importance of Specialized Lifting Equipment

Cranes on Worksite

Cranes have proven over and over again how instrumental they are in industries where heavy lifting is needed. As loads get heavier and heavier, the demand for specialized cranes and proficient operators gets higher.   Specialized lifting equipment like mobile cranes are responsible for lifting and moving heavy and awkward loads such as transformers, turbines… Read more »

Liebherr Mobile Cranes Are Built to Go Anywhere

Crane Being Loaded

The Liebherr mobile crane can get jobs done in just about any location. Recently a small medieval town in France, Carcassonne, made use of the crane to complete a project in a tight space. Because the city is surrounded by walls, the crane had to fit through narrow areas in order to reach its destination…. Read more »

Benefits of using a mobile crane

Crane on Top of High Rise

Mobile cranes have a unique advantage over tower cranes because of their mobility.   Obviously, that’s a big advantage our mobile cranes have over stationary cranes, but there’s more than just being able to move freely if necessary. It’s about lifting, fitting into small places, set up time, how long the crane will be in… Read more »

Photos, videos and specs of the biggest mobile crane in New England

Downtown Boston Skyline

Pretty soon, you’ll be able to see our newest and biggest member of our team in action. With companies and businesses in need of heavy and high lifting will be glad to know they have a crane that can truly do it all. Recently, representatives from Liebherr, who make the awesome LTM 1500-8.1 crane, came… Read more »

Largest hydraulic crane in New England

Large Yellow Crane

New England’s most reliable and dependable crane rental company just got even bigger. AstroCRANE is proud to introduce its 600-ton Liebherr crane to its already impressive line of serviceable cranes. The new Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 all-terrain mobile crane instantly becomes the largest hydraulic crane in New England. It’s able to extend its boom around 500… Read more »

Career Opportunities in the Crane Industry

Cane Inside Workshop

There are many different jobs in the crane industry. If you’re seeking a career path in this industry, but aren’t sure about what your choices are, or what type of education and training you will need; listed below are some careers in the crane industry, and the specific training or certification needed for each. Crane… Read more »