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Caterpillar Partners with Major League Soccer

The creative minds in the marketing department at Caterpillar are at it again. Back in October 2020 we shared a post about how the company built a massive Pac Man board to showcase their equipment’s Read More

June 17th, 2022 | Tags: , , ,

The Howard Frankland Bridge Expansion – No Small Task

Most people who live in the Tampa Bay area have driven over the Howard Frankland Bridge at least once. For many, the bridge is a vital part of the commute if they live in Tampa Read More

Longtime Career Inspires Retiree to Create Art

Don Weisel didn’t adapt to retirement very easily at first. The former heavy equipment operator from Ohio spent his career primarily behind the controls of Caterpillar machines as well as a John Deere tractor, Gradall Read More

July 7th, 2021 | Tags: , ,

Forklift Types & Applications – Which is Best for You?

Forklifts play an important role in the operation and success of so many industries. From warehouse to retail to construction, these powerful machines serve as workhorses to safely move products and payload quickly and efficiently. Read More

World’s Largest Crane Sets Lift Record

Toward the end of 2020, the world’s largest crane completed its biggest lift to date at a staggering amount of 575 tons, or 1,150,000 pounds! This feat took place in Bridgewater, a large historic market Read More

February 2nd, 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: , , , ,

FHP Uses Semi Trucks for Traffic Stops posted an article last month to warn drivers that the Florida Highway Patrol has a fleet of three semi-truck units in use to monitor traffic for violators and even pull over offending vehicles. Similar Read More

November 9th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

Overhead Crane Hoists’ Importance in Manufacturing

Overhead crane hoists are popular tools with companies who specialize in industrial manufacturing. Anyone who wants to establish a presence in that field should plan on investing in a reliable hoist system. A post at 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: , ,

Using Math to Calculate Heavy Haul Numbers

When it comes to the transporting of construction materials, debris from demolition or heavy equipment in general, being a whiz at math can give you an advantage. Safe hauling often includes the ability to make Read More

Culvert Placement at Orlando International Airport

 Have you seen our latest video? Sims Crane sets concrete precast box culverts for the Orlando International Airport Expansion Project. Each culvert weighs 42,000 lbs. at a working radius of 100’. The crane is Read More

July 20th, 2020 | Tags: , , , , ,

Important Machinery Maintenance Includes Lubrication

A blog post last month at the Communal News website reminds us of the importance of lubrication as part of regular maintenance for automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment. As changing your car’s oil will help Read More

July 13th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Global Truck Cranes’ Market Sees Surge

International Cranes Magazine recently highlighted the amount of growth seen during the last few years in the global market for large capacity truck cranes. According to Off-Highway Research (OHR), a market research and forecasting company, Read More

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: , , ,

Construction’s Most Popular Crane Types

Mentioning the term “construction crane” conjures up different images in people’s minds, depending on who you speak to. Cranes are a vital tool for most construction projects large and small, but one type of crane Read More

May 6th, 2020 | Tags: , ,