Category: Featured News
Sims Celebrates 65 Years in Business

On January 7th, 2024 the Sims Crane family of companies gathered to celebrate 65 years. The day included Truck and Crane Rodeo Championships, BBQ competition, fabulous food and drinks, games and live music. The day culminated with an awards presentation honoring the Truck and Crane Rodeo Champions, Sims Salesman of the Year, Awarding of the […]

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Sims debuts world’s first battery powered crawler crane in U.S.

TAMPA, Fla.  — Sims Crane & Equipment Co., the largest private crane rental and rigging service company in Florida, showcased the world’s first battery powered crawler crane Monday morning, September 11, 2023 at their corporate headquarters in Tampa. Sims Crane hosted the crawler crane’s U.S. debut event in conjunction with the crawler crane’s designer, multi-national […]

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Sims Provides New Crane for ZooTampa Manatees

ZooTampa recently purchased a new Shuttlelift SCD09 crane for its manatee rehabilitation program, and Sims Crane was instrumental in helping choose and deliver the best model. The SCD09 replaces an old Shuttlelift 3330E that yielded exceptional service to the zoo for over 20 years. That crane was also provided by Sims Crane. Heavy patients The […]

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Caterpillar Creates Massive Pac-Man Gameboard

It's been a few years since Caterpillar, Inc. created a Cat® Trial video to demonstrate the capabilities of their powerful machines. The videos are wildly popular with customers and fans of the heavy equipment manufacturer. Past Cat Trial videos include construction of the largest sandcastle in the world, built in Brazil, and certified by the […]

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Volvo Employs Crane for Safety Testing

Volvo enjoys a long history of having some of the safest cars on the road. Their Accident Research Team recently celebrated 50 years of service with milestones that included the introduction of three-point seatbelts and side impact airbags... standard equipment in most of today's consumer vehicles. The team of safety detectives includes experts in biomechanics, […]

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Heavy Machinery Builds Christmas Cookies in Video

With Christmas just a couple days away, professional and home bakers everywhere have been busy in the kitchen making sweet and tasty treats for the holidays. Liebherr has released a video of some of its machinery doing the same… a front-end loader scoops up flour and empties it into a dump truck. The cement mixer […]

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Boom Dollies – Making Cranes Roadworthy

International Cranes Magazine recently posted an informative article about the unique purpose and function of crane boom dollies. These specialized transportation accessories have one mission: make a large crane street legal while being transported to and from the jobsite. Most truck and all-terrain cranes are designed for travel with the boom tip secured over the […]

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Covid-19 Pandemic's Effect on Worksites with Tower Cranes

Many construction and infrastructure projects continue across the globe despite government-ordered shutdowns and closings of businesses, schools, and stores. Unfortunately, some work sites lie dormant and are not expected to resume activity for weeks or months. An article at International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine highlights advice by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) regarding what […]

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LEGO Technic Releases New Mobile Crane Kit

It's been over 40 years since LEGO Technic released their first mobile crane. The 855-1: Mobile Crane was a 512-parts design that was quite simple but functional for young builders back in 1977. It was part of the first generation of LEGO's new assortment of technical sets for ages 9 and over. The LEGO Technic […]

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Helpful Tips for Safer Forklift Use

EHS Today Magazine posted a handy reference article about forklift safety and preventing hazards in warehouses and facilities where forklifts are used. Though late model forklifts are designed with safety in mind and are less dangerous to operate than their predecessors, potential danger still exists in the form of collisions and tip-overs. This can result […]

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