Category: Featured

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 Read More

August 19th, 2022 | Tags: , , ,

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 Read More

May 7th, 2021 | Tags: , ,

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 Read More

December 23rd, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

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 Read More

November 30th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

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. Read More

Lifting Beam or Spreader Bar – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to lifting a load with a crane, in most cases the operator must decide between using a lifting beam or a spreader bar to properly stabilize and distribute the weight of the Read More

September 18th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Tadano & Demag Debut First Telecrawler Since Merger

Terex Corporation sold its Demag Mobile Cranes division to Tadano in early 2019, and their first telecrawler crane manufactured since the merger was recently introduced. The new Tadano GTC-2000 telescopic boom crawler crane was designed Read More

July 6th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

Crawler Mounted Articulating Cranes’ Cool Factor

The author of a recent column at International Cranes Magazine’s website compares crawler mounted articulating cranes to the popular robot toys in the “Transformers” movies and TV series. While these cranes don’t actually transform into Read More

May 19th, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

Flatbed Trucks/Trailers are Assets for Transport

Do you find yourself frequently utilizing the services of a commercial towing company for transporting vehicles or lightweight equipment? Investing in a flatbed truck or trailer might be a faster and more economical way to Read More

May 1st, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Building Skyward with Speed and Safety

The year 2019 was big for skyscraper construction worldwide, according to a recent column at International Construction Magazine. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recorded that 26 “supertall” buildings were completed last Read More

April 23rd, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

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 Read More

April 20th, 2020 | Tags:

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 Read More

April 9th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

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 Read More

April 1st, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

South Florida Construction Continues Despite Covid-19 Threat

With the Covid-19 threat negatively affecting so many aspects of everyday life, how about some good news? According to a story at The Real Deal, the building industry is not stopping in South Florida, at Read More

Step By Step In-Cab Inspection – Sims University

 Bob Berry introduces Sims University graduate Dawson Wiles. Dawson gives a step by step testing review of the in-cab procedure for Florida DOT pre-trip inspection. Follow along as he covers important topics such as Read More