Tag: mobile cranes

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that have individual center of gravity points. These are the superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components has its own center of gravity. Depending on how Read More


All New – Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 – Sims Crane 2017

The Sims Crane team has spent weeks training on the mobilization and operation of the new Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 at our headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The LTM 1500 is a 550 ton rate capacity all Read More


Crane Tipping Accidents Caused by Small Loads?

When we hear about a crane tipping over we often automatically assume that it was caused by lifting an object heavier than what the crane can endure. However, crane tipping accidents frequently occur with loads Read More


3D Lift Plan of the Year Winner Announced

Adrian Lacey, 3D Lift Plan Specialist of Sims Crane & Equipment Co. is the winner of the 2012 Lift Plan of the Year contest. Organized by A1A Software LLC, known throughout the construction industry as Read More


Hurricane Sandy Leaves Plenty to Clean Up

Cranes and specialized transport equipment from across the United States are being dispatched to hurricane-ravaged New York City, Staten Island and throughout the state of New Jersey in the wake of clean-up from Hurricane Sandy. After Read More


Always Take Crane Safety Seriously

Crane operators on building and construction sites throughout Australia must maintain sufficient clearances between cranes and other plant and structures to avoid contact or collision, a workplace organisation has warned. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Read More


Fiber Crane Pads Tested Under Extreme Conditions

When it comes to crane site setup, operators look for optimal ground conditions but instead often find soil situations that can vary significantly. The right outrigger crane pad is essential for companies servicing utility lines Read More


Pay Attention to These Five Details When Renting a Crane

The concept of risk transfer is far from new. In fact, we’ve been doing it our whole lives and probably just never thought about it. Remember the waiver you signed before you went skydiving? That Read More


Crane Tech – Crane Management Seminar Sponsor

Crane Tech is a leading provider of material handling training, consulting and inspection services. Established in 1977, Crane Tech specializes in the material-handling field with services provided worldwide. Crane Tech provides operators, inspectors and management Read More


Tadano moves back into profit

Japanese based crane and access manufacturer Tadano has issued its half year numbers for the six months to the end of September which show a return to profitability.  Revenues climbed by over 22 percent to Read More

November 11th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

10 Tips for Better Mobile Crane Operations

As Mobile Crane Operators, we are in command of a multi million-dollar machine that are regularly making multi-million dollar lifts. Not only are we expected to know the best way to execute the lift, but also Read More


Challenger 3180 brings new naming system for mobile cranes

Across the industry, the model names of mobile cranes have for years indicated their maximum rated capacity, such as the AC 60 – 60t capacity – which the new Challenger 3180 replaces in the Terex Read More


The Importance of Electrical Grounding of Mobile Cranes

Working in construction sites has always been considered as hazardous. In the period between 1997 and 1999, there were 158 accidents which can be considered as crane-related. 73 percent of these crane related accidents involved Read More


Compressor Racks Top the New Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Construction of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the Lithia Square Shopping center is currently underway. Sims Crane crew members were on-hand to help raise two compressor racks above the building in Valrico. Stanley “Bubba” Tillis, CCO Read More


Tadano Shows New 400 Ton Crane

Tadano Faun unveiled its new top of the line six axle All Terrain crane this weekend at its plant in Lauf, Germany. The new crane, the 400 ton ATF400G-6 is, according to the company not just Read More