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 adds Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane to its fleet

Ehingen, Germany — Sims Crane and affiliates, the largest private crane rental and rigging service company in Florida took delivery of the Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 while visiting Liebherr’s factory in Ehingen, Germany Monday morning, October 2, 2023. The LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane will be positioned at Companies’ Atlanta Branch. According to Jackson Sims, Vice President […]

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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 Purchases First Tadano GT-800XL-2 in the U.S.

Sims Crane & Equipment Co. has been serving the heavy equipment needs of contractors for over six decades with crane leasing and sales across Florida. Sims has a large fleet of Tadano all-terrain cranes, and they are now the first company to own the new GT-800XL-2 Truck Crane (5-section 154.3′ power boom, 33.1 ft / 58.1 ft bi‐fold […]

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Record Concrete Pour to Happen in St. Petersburg

Concrete trucks numbering 650 will arrive in downtown St. Pete this evening to begin a 20-to-24-hour nonstop foundation pour for the future Residences complex located at 400 Central. To fulfill the demand, four regional concrete plants will continually fill the trucks. Vertical construction will begin after the concrete cures. When completed, the tower will stand […]

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Lowering Skin Cancer Risk in Construction

May is skin cancer awareness month. With the arrival of warmer months to the northern hemisphere it is well understood that site-based and outdoor contruction workers are at a higher risk of skin cancer than most other professions. This is due to higher levels of ultraviolet radiation. Millions affected Five million people are treated for […]

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Tadano Unveils World’s First Electric RT Crane

Crane manufacturer Tadano displayed a prototype of the new GR-1000XLL EVolt last month at ConExpo in Las Vegas. The world’s first battery electric rough terrain crane will be available in the United Stated and Canada in 2024–the largest market for rough terrain cranes–with additional markets to follow. Its presence on the jobsite will provide heavy […]

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Number of Women Workers in Trucking Rises

The short-haul and over-the-road trucking industry in the U.S. can trace its roots back to the early 20thcentury. For the entire time, trucking has been dominated by men, and the image of a typical American truck driver is associated with rugged masculinity. This portrait is reflected in classic films like Smokey and the Bandit, Convoy, and Thelma & Louise, […]

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Why Buying a Refurbished Crane could be Beneficial

In its February issue, American Cranes & Transport Magazine (ACT) posted an article about the potential advantages of purchasing a refurbished crane. If a company is financially unable to acquire a brand new crane but needs to add one to their selection of equipment, buying a second-hand model could be a wise investment. The author outlined six […]

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Link-Belt to Debut New All Terrain Crane 

Lexington, Kentucky crane manufacturer Link-Belt will be introducing a new crane platform at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 show next month in Las Vegas. The 300-ton, five-axle, 300 AT crane features a seven-section boom that extends from 46 to 238 feet with a maximum boom tip height of 369 feet. Need more reach? A two-piece 42 to […]

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  • “The efforts were led with consistent feedback, planning and precise execution day by day, making a difficult task painless and smooth. The install team was very professional, well trained and knowledgeable. They answered any questions we had and ensured a safe and swift installation, faster than anticipated. They were accommodating for last minute field decisions and provided assistance wherever needed. All of the Sims team members have proven to be true construction professionals and thus I will continue to reach out on future projects.” 

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