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New Spider Lift Crane Purchase

New Spider Lift Crane Purchase In its work platform configuration, the Ragno XTJ 52 has a maximum working height of 52m with 20m outreach. The auto-levelling multi-position stabilizers offer useful flexibility during the machine’s positioning. The Ragno XTJ 52 is designed to convert into a spider crane, by attaching a 500kg winch in place of [...]

By | 2017-06-27T17:24:50+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Massive Potain Crane Storage Yard

We believe this is a great news piece concerning the crane industry. However, we also wonder about the impact that a desert and sand climate such as Dubai has on the storage of cranes? Is there a safety impact when you consider the amount of wind and sand and how the crane parts must be [...]

By | 2017-06-27T17:21:32+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

News Update on Crane Fatality in England

Falcon Tower Cranes, the company whose crane was involved in a fatal accident in Crewe, England, has issued a statement naming the victims, who it describes as highly regarded and popular members of staff. The company separately named the make and model of the crane involved. Falcon’s statement says, “Rhys Barker and David Newall were [...]

By | 2017-06-27T17:15:17+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Crane accident, crane news, Crane Safety|0 Comments

How Working at Night Can Create a Safer Jobsite

Today, highway construction in urban areas is almost always performed at night. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) around the country have discovered that night jobsites are safer and more efficient for a number of reasons. Roadways can be closed at night without major public inconvenience. Traffic is not an issue. Worksites can be expanded. Cranes [...]

By | 2017-06-13T23:21:58+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Crane Lighting, crane news, Crane Safety, crane services|0 Comments

Recent Use of Zoomlion Tower Cranes to Erect the Astana Expo 2017

With the recent Expo 2017 coming to Astana, Zoomlion placed and used multiple tower cranes to erect the pavilions main buildings. The building has a diameter of 80m and a height of 100m, with pavilions of other countries evenly distributed around it in a ring shape. Twelve large-tonnage Zoomlion tower cranes, seven Zoomlion truck cranes [...]

By | 2017-06-13T23:13:31+00:00 June 13th, 2017|crane news, Crane Safety, crane services, cranes|0 Comments

Cranes are Construction Equipment Not Climbing Gyms

The recent 'climb' in the number of people trying to scale tower cranes in metropolis's around North America is getting ridiculous. As reported by the Barrie CTV news, the numbers are ever increasing. The number of people climbing multi-storey cranes in York Region is a growing concern for emergency crews. On Sunday night, two 16-year-olds [...]

By | 2017-06-13T16:16:43+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lack of Safe Platforms for Work On Crane

LACK OF SAFE PLATFORMS FOR WORK ON CRANE MK 2012-11-22 Major crane hire company erred on work at height precautions A company has been fined after a worker fractured his vertebrae after falling while working on the platform of a crane. High Wycombe Magistrates Court heard how the 54-year-old was working on the platform on [...]

By | 2017-05-24T23:44:23+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tilt Up Concrete Panels by Cranes

The Basics of Tilt Up Construction Like any business, the construction industry has its own jargon, but you don’t have to be an expert to understand what tilt up construction means. One of the largest and most popular growing industries in the United States, the technique fast gaining pace – and taking up ground – [...]

By | 2017-05-22T18:16:49+00:00 March 29th, 2017|cranes, mobile cranes|0 Comments