Category: Cranes

Crane Rigging Basics

Crane supervisor watching a lift

For many years, Astro Crane has helped construction sites by providing crane rigging services in the New England area. Undoubtedly, if your construction site needs crane rigging performed, it’s essential you know the basics and select the right help to help you with the job. Here’s what you should know. Knowledge Is Key When managing… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Avoid Major Crane Hazards

Construction Crane Safety Hazards

Cranes are among the most important pieces of equipment on a construction site. In fact, there are many sites that wouldn’t be able to operate normally without them. Nonetheless, cranes can also be some of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction site if you’re not careful while using them. It seems like… Read more »

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 Assisting Landscapers

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

Construction Hard Hat

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 »

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?

Manufacturing 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 »