Category: Tips

How Does Winter Weather Affect Construction Cranes?

Astro Crane serves New England, and Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the major cities in the region. Did you know the temperature in Boston on most January days is between 23 and 36 degrees? And that the city and region experiences essentially constant cloud cover? The average hourly wind speed in Boston in January is… Read more »

Fun Facts About Crane Rigging

Rigging involves lifting and moving heavy objects. Rigging is a job done by riggers. They typically use cranes as their needed equipment to get the job done. Obviously, when lifting and moving heavy objects, safety matters. Therefore, it makes sense that riggers are trained and certified– it’s not a job just anyone, with no experience,… Read more »

Things to Know About Boom Trucks

Have you ever heard of the term “boom truck?” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it may be difficult to imagine what a boom truck looks like and what it is used for. What is a Boom Truck? Put simply, a boom truck was designed to move and transport heavy equipment. The boom refers to… Read more »

Top Reasons to Rent a Construction Crane

Construction Crane Rental Companies

If it seems like you’re always using a crane on your construction projects, it may be tempting to consider purchasing or leasing one rather than renting them all the time. However, more often than not, that turns out to not be the best of course of action for construction companies. Here’s why. Renting Cranes Saves… Read more »

Crane Rigging Basics

Crane Rigging Basics

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 »

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 »

What Should You Look For in a Crane Rental Company?

Are you thinking about obtaining a crane for your next construction project? Buying one is probably going to be out of the question. Even if you go with a used crane, you’re going to have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for it in most cases. As such, you’re much better off getting a… Read more »

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Doing Boom Lifts

Boom Lift Safety Tips

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 »

Tips for New Crane Operators Performing Lifts

Heavy 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 »

Advice on How to Keep Your Cranes in Good Shape

Construction Crane Maintenance

If you use cranes on your job sites on a regular basis, then you know how important they can be to getting certain work done. The last thing you need is for them to conk out on you in the middle of a job, which is why it’s essential for you to maintain them properly…. Read more »