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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 the Tadano ATF400G-4 with 260,200 lbs. of counterweight. Subscribe to the Sims YouTube channel to catch every new addition to […]

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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 accurate calculations of cargo weight and size, or even camber angle of a trailer. Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine ran […]

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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 object being lifted. Both tools attach to the hook of the crane, but the variation between them is sometimes confusing. […]

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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 FinSMEs.com explains what overhead hoists are and the different options to consider when purchasing one.  What is a hoist? A […]

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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 three points of contact, safety startup, and LAB: leaks, alarms & buttons.   Also check out new instructional videos for […]

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Power Plant Rotor Assembly Placement - Vandolah, Florida

Check out our latest video! Sims Crane & Equipment set a new rotor assembly at a power plant in Vandolah, Florida, and one of our crane operators captured it with his camera drone. Shown here is a 450 ton Tadano mobile crane with 104 foot long main boom. The entire project lasted 38 days and included […]

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How to Choose the Right Crane

Occupational Health & Safety Magazine recently featured a helpful article with seven tips for individuals who are interested in buying a crane, plus advice for those who want to minimize risk when purchasing a preowned one. Seven things to consider: Check the load weight to be lifted. How much weight do you plan to lift […]

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Sims HD Cold Box - Titusville, Florida

Have you seen our latest video? Sims HD recently offloaded a cold air box and accompanying module from a barge and transported them seven miles to where they will be used. This job took place in Titusville, Florida.

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In Preparing for Dorian, Tower Cranes become Weathervanes

The Palm Beach Post featured a story yesterday about what construction crews are doing in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in case it makes a beeline for South Florida. Kast Construction has been proactive since Monday by storing loose items inside of buildings, cleaning up work sites and removing temporary fencing. Dave DeMay, senior vice president […]

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Tower Crane Set Up in Miami

 The Sims team recently set up one of our tower cranes for new construction in the Riverwalk area of Miami, Florida.

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