Category: Tips

How Construction Cranes Are Maintained

Construction cranes need maintenance. How are they maintained? Typically, construction cranes are inspected by experts who know what to look for– any signs of wear and tear, missing parts, etc. OSHA guidelines should be followed, and, of course, safety is paramount. Cranes can experience problems that need fixing… and this could be due to corrosion,… Read more »

How to Maintain Construction Cranes in the Summer Heat

It’s summertime and you know what that means: sunny days and hot temperatures, even in places like Boston, Providence and Hartford. Hot weather isn’t just for Florida! If you’re using or renting a crane in the summer, how can you best take care of it? Cranes Need Shade Too Ideally, when it’s sunny and hot… Read more »

What Should You Look For in a Crane Rental Company?

Are you thinking about obtaining a crane for your next construction project? If so, buying one is almost certainly out of the question thanks to cost. Even if you decide to 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… Read more »

A Look at the Process of Selecting the Right Crane Rental Company

Crane Operator

So you need a crane. You could buy one. Or, better yet, you could rent one. That way you don’t have to pay so much money, and you don’t need to store it, fix it, etc. How can you choose the right crane rental company? Obviously, you want to work with a crane rental company… Read more »

How to Formulate a Crane Rental Strategy

Rather than buy a crane, you could rent one from a company like Astro Crane. That said, how can you formulate a crane rental strategy? Legal Requirements Keep in mind that things like legal requirements and insurance matter when renting cranes. After all, you ideally don’t want to be responsible for any damage to a… Read more »

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 »