Category: Cranes

What Can Crane Operators Do Combat Strong Winds?

Construction Crane Operators and Wind

There are dozens of tragic crane-related accidents that take place across the U.S. every year. And more often than not, strong winds play at least a small role in many of these accidents. It can be very dangerous for a crane operator to use a crane when it’s windy outside, which is why operators need… Read more »

Examples of Safe Crane Operation Practices

Crane Operation Practices

Cranes can really come in handy on a construction site. They can help contractors do everything from picking up heavy loads to grabbing building materials and putting them in the right place for installation. Nevertheless, cranes can also pose a big safety risk on a construction site when they aren’t used correctly. Almost 50 people… Read more »

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Doing Boom Lifts

Safety Tips When Doing Boom Lifts

Construction companies use boom lifts on job sites to complete a wide variety of tasks. Boom lifts can give your employees access to areas of a worksite that they wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise. Nevertheless, when using boom lifts, your employees need to be as safe as they can possibly be at all times…. Read more »

The Nightmare of Construction Cranes Being Hacked

Construction Cranes Being Hacked

Did you know that just about every single piece of technology that you have in your home today could potentially be hacked? From smart TVs and baby monitors to smart cameras and even pacemakers, there are dozens of everyday items that hackers can hack into if they choose to do it. It’s why you should… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Liebherr Cranes?

Liebherr Cranes

If you need to rent a crane for your company’s next construction project, there are dozens of crane manufacturers to choose from. However, there aren’t many that can provide you with the kind of high-quality cranes you’ll find from Liebherr. Liebherr is one of the leading crane manufacturers in the world with more than 70… Read more »

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 »