Category: Massachusetts

Why Hydraulic Cranes Are Perfect for New England Terrain

Here in New England, we face a unique combination of conditions, from the salt-kissed air on the coasts to the rocky, uneven terrain of the inland. So, what kind of crane can overcome these complexities and rise above them? The answer is the hydraulic crane. Flexibility Hydraulic cranes are knowing for being versatile and flexible… Read more »

Here’s How You Use Crane Rentals Safely in Frigid Temperatures

Did you know the average high temperature in Boston, MA, in January is 37 degrees? Nearby Hartford, CT, is 36 degrees, and Providence, RI, is 37… in other words– it’s cold in winter in New England. Astro Crane rents cranes that are used in a variety of situations all over New England, at different times… Read more »

Construction In Massachusetts Is On The Rise

When projects are not being drawn up and structures are not being be built, construction jobs are hit the hardest, with thousands of laid off workers. Six years ago, Massachusetts suffered a similar predicament. Now, according to Greg Beeman, president and chief executive of the state chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., there… Read more »

Maintaining New England’s Historic Infrastructure

It feels like the history of New England stretches back into biblical times. We mean there’s just so much to it. When you live in a region that was one of the first populated by the first American settlers, chances are you have a lot of older structures and towns. That being said, some of… 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 »

Have You Seen The Nantucket Water Tower?

Cranes Working on Water Tower

One of the projects we have worked on in the past is the Nantucket Water Tower.  You may recognize the tower dotting the skyline along Nantucket. Nantucket is an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Our cranes and crane operators helped place the 400,000 gallon tank in place in ‘sconset and another… Read more »

Astro Crane Does Some Work For The Hall At Patriot Place

Crane in Front of Patriot Place

Recently we did some work for The Hall at Patriot Place. Our services are often called on to place large items or larger equipment on top of buildings, as was the case here. Since we’re located in Massachusetts and provide crane rentals all throughout New England, it’s no surprise we were excited to provide help… Read more »