Category: Projects

Remember These Things When Planning Your Crane Setup

Tower Crane Setups

Before you start using a crane on your job site, it’s important for you to take the time to set it up properly. If you don’t take certain precautions, your crane could end up becoming unstable on your site, and it could lead to an accident. Let’s take a look at a few of the… Read more »

Crane Constructing NYC Ferris Wheel

Back in 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed a plan to construct a Ferris wheel on the North Shore of Staten Island called the “New York Wheel.” Now, as of 2017, the massive wheel is currently under construction with cranes working tirelessly to construct it. Before revealing the height of the wheel, you should probably know… Read more »

Cities that Saw a 2016 Construction Boom

Throughout 2016, our blog focused on different cities that experienced construction booms. Many United States cities, such as Seattle and Boston, saw a surplus of cranes and construction. The “Construction Boom of 2016” is expected to continue strong through 2017, in fact, Seattle already has a significant amount of cranes at work.   What cities… Read more »

What Causes Some Construction Projects to Fail?

Why do some construction projects fail while others are successful to completion? There are several reasons. Generally, construction projects need great leaders who lead the crew to get the job done on time, safely, and with excellence. If a crew doesn’t know what to do and when to do it because no one seems to… Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose AstroCrane

Located in Massachusetts and servicing all of New England, AstroCrane is one of the biggest and most reliable crane renting companies. Here are some reasons why we are the best place to go for your crane-renting needs. ●     Biggest Selection We have a wide range of different size cranes with our hydraulic cranes ranging from… Read more »

Wind Power And Turbines

One of the areas where we’ve worked in the past is wind turbine assembly.  Wind power is a newer source of energy and becoming increasingly popular across the country.  The alternative energy source uses natural wind energy to generate electric power using a wind turbine to generate the power. In some areas, large wind farms… 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 »

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 »

Have You Seen The Nantucket 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 »

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 »