Category: Cranes

Largest hydraulic crane in New England

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

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 »

What Can Happen When Crane Lifts Are Not Properly Set-Up

As with any major construction project; safety is extremely important. For projects involving cranes and lifts, it is key that each piece of equipment is setup properly and professionally to avoid any dangerous accidents from occurring. When it comes to setting up a lift for a crane; the more information provided in the beginning, the… Read more »

The Steps to Setting Up a Tower Crane

Tower cranes are large pieces of equipment used for moving oversized and heavy objects. The base of a tower crane is stationary, and they are often used in the construction industry in large building projects, to set steel beams into place, and many times, in the transportation industry to load and unload large freight. How… Read more »

The Importance of Crane Operator Safety

Working with cranes, of any size, requires the utmost in safety and training. Crane operators bear the responsibility of their own safety, but also the safety of their co-workers, and those living and working in the areas where the cranes are being used. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), is doing its part by holding… Read more »

Benefits Of A Hydraulic Crane Rentals

40 Ton Terrain Terex Crane

Lifting heavy objects requires the strength of an industrial sized hydraulic crane.  Hydraulic means using a system of liquid under pressure to harness the amazing strength it can provide. It allows our operators to transfer a relatively small amount of effort from one place to another effectively and efficiently. By using a system of pumps… Read more »

Removal of Tower Cranes

At AstroCrane, we carry cranes of all sizes, from the 8-ton size Terex cranes for work on individual properties and households, to large commercial cranes that can extend up to 380 feet in the air. The smaller cranes can serve a vitally important role in the use of removing extra-large tower cranes from building structures…. Read more »

Modular Homes Fit Just Like the Perfect Puzzle

The use of a crane helps to ensure construction jobs run smoothly. Construction crews save a lot of valuable time because all of the heavy lifting is done by use of the crane. When it comes to putting together modular homes, a crane is absolutely necessary. A modular home is a home constructed of prefabricated… Read more »

How do You Get a Large Object on The Roof?

365 Ton Liebherr Crane

For some construction companies or businesses they need to place a large object on top of the roof and can’t quite figure out what to do.  That’s what we’re here for.  Our Astro Cranes have the ability to lift with a 365-ton capacity. Large electrical units, HVAC systems or concrete pieces may have to be… Read more »