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Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that has individual center of gravity points. We have the Superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components Read More


Manitex Announces a Highly Maneuverable Carry Deck Crane

Manitex’s new Badger CD90i carry deck industrial crane is suited for loads not easily reached with a traditional crane or forklift. The 9-ton, cab-down crane can lift a full load and move 360 degrees at Read More

May 15th, 2013 |

Liebherr Presents New LR 1250 at Bauma 2013

Liebherr has launched the new LR 1250 crawler crane to the public for the very first time at Bauma 2013. The LR 1250 crawler crane is based on the LR 1200 and has a 275-ton Read More

April 15th, 2013 |

SC&RA Now Accepting Entries for Annual Awards

SC&RA is accepting applications for its 2013 Annual Awards. The awards will be presented during the SC&RA Annual Conference, April 2-6, 2013, at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ.  Opportunities include : Rigging Job of the Year Read More

March 13th, 2013 |

New Player in the Large Crawler Crane League

To fill the gap between 440-ton and 660-ton machines, SANY America introduced a 550-ton crawler crane, suited for construction of wind energy towers, fossil fuel plants, nuclear facilities, and a variety of infrastructure projects. First Read More


Sims Launches New Blog Series

Sims Crane & Equipment is launching a series of blog articles that will discuss the Top Ten NBIS Crane & Rigging Accidents.  We believe that knowledge is power, and the more we know, the more Read More

November 27th, 2012 |

OSHA Now Accepting Nominations for Construction Safety Committee

 OSHA is seeking nominations for eight new members to serve on its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Labor on formulating construction safety Read More


Remembering September 11- May We Never Forget.

New York (CNN) — When you walk in, all you see is a construction site. Amid the hum and rumble of downtown Manhattan — not to mention the clang of steel and the tangle of cranes Read More


Spiral Staircase Leads To Symphony Isles

        A Tuesday morning at the Apollo Beach subdivision, Symphony Isles, is the stage for a scene not often witnessed by residents of this gated community. Parked in the center of a cul-de-sac is Read More


Harness Saves Two

A video received today is reported to be of an accident that occurred on Saturday in Columbia, in which two men survived thanks to wearing harnesses with lanyards of a suitable length.  The two men Read More

August 30th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,

Manitowoc Cranes Appoints New Vice President of Sales

Joe Mazlizek  Joseph Maslizek currently holds the position as Manitowoc Cranes’ Vice President, Sales North America, Lattice Boom and Mobile Hydraulic Cranes. In Mr. Maslizek’s new position, he is responsible for Grove and Manitowoc product Read More


Tower crane alert for North East USA

Weathervane that Crane! In year 2010 there were an alarming number of World-wide tower crane collapses due to WIND! The numbers speak for themselves, 27 out of 157 (17%) of the reported / uncovered tower Read More

August 26th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

AWEA and OSHA Form Safety ‘Alliance’ to Protect Workers in the Wind Industry

Indicative of both wind power’s continued maturation and the importance the industry places on the safety of its greatest asset, today the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Read More


Twin Hoists and Lego Blocks

     From the corner of State Road 535 and Kyngs Heath Road in Kissimmee, two giant tower cranes dominate the sky above a Hardin Construction Co, LLC jobsite. The location is home to what Read More


Sims Crane Minute – Stretch & Flex

On August 1, 2011, Sims Crane employee’s started a new morning program called “Stretch & Flex.” For about 15 minutes each morning, they gather and do just that “stretch and flex” their muscles to get them ready Read More

August 24th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,