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New Wire Rope Standard in the Works

New Wire Rope Standard in the Works A proposed engineering standard for wire rope for cranes will have separate chapters for steel and synthetic ropes, a member of the committee working on the standard told a crane and rigging conference in Edmonton last fall. At the time, Bill Fronzaglia expected the new standard, called ASME B30.30, would [...]

By | 2017-09-06T17:39:50+00:00 September 15th, 2017|crane news, Crane Safety, crane services, cranes|0 Comments

Use Cranes In A Safe Manner

Use Cranes In A Safe Manner How to perform the safe operation of cranes? Cranes have made a lot of things easier. In order to operate cranessuccessfully and efficiently, the safety considerations need to be taken into account. The safety of the persons operating the crane as well as the all others around it is of prime importance. [...]

By | 2017-09-06T17:39:31+00:00 September 12th, 2017|crane news, Crane Safety, crane services, cranes|0 Comments

What is a mobile crane?

What is a mobile crane? Technology has advanced to the point that mobile cranes can lift and move just about anything your heart desires, in a wide range of different situations. From carefully squeezing a kitchen sink in through a skylight window, to moving a grand piano from one floor to the next, there is [...]

By | 2017-09-06T17:39:11+00:00 September 8th, 2017|crane news, crane services|0 Comments

Celebrating 60 Years as Family Owned Crane Business

Shawnut Equipment, a leading distributor since 1957, turns 60 this year. Shawmut represents the Manitowoc Crane Group’s range of construction cranes, including Manitowoc crawler cranes, Grove rough-terrain cranes, Grove GMK all-terrain cranes, Grove hydraulic crawler cranes, Grove Yard Boss industrial cranes, National boom trucks and Potain self-erecting cranes, as well as a variety of utility [...]

By | 2017-07-25T17:55:44+00:00 July 25th, 2017|crane news, tower cranes|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