Sling Inspection Procedure

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. It may be a tired, old cliche, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Cranes today can lift hundreds of tons of material hundreds of feet in the air. But if just one aspect of the lift goes wrong, it could all come crashing down. […]

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Triad Machinery Depends On RemoteCare Telematics

Triad Machinery Inc. is one of the biggest users of RemoteCARE in North America. The system stands as an important piece of the company’s product support strategy. LBX talked with two of their most prolific users, Mike Bianchini, Sales and Dan Sprague, Service Tech, located at Triad Machinery’s Portland, OR branch. Both Mike and Dan have been […]

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3D Lifting Plans

A 3D lift plan used to prepare for a lift

Whether it’s using a lift boom to repair a transformer atop a power pole or lifting 100 tons of material 100 feet in the air, careful planning is needed. Called a lift plan, there are several factors to consider; lift radius of the crane or boom, weight to be lifted, and even the amount of […]

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July Safety Corner – Beat the Heat

As the weather changes from season to season, each brings its own inherent risk.  Below a few hazards during the summer months and what you can do to protect yourselves. Sun & Heat—Risks from sun and heat include sunstroke, dehydration, and sun burns. When heat poses a danger to you, make sure that you stay […]

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Tigercat Skidder Financing Special Extended!

Tigercat has extended their Finance Special on new Tigercat Skidders delivered through July! Rates from 0% for 36 months, 0.9% for 48 months and 1.9% for 60 months on approval of credit. Check out our current inventory of new Tigercat Skidders and reach out to your local Triad representative for more information! […]

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The Importance of Lumberjacks to Triad Machinery

Harvester collecting logs

From Paul Bunyan to the Brawny paper towel guy, lumberjacks have long held a special place in the collective consciousness of American lore. They forged westward, producing timber to build homes, wagons, furniture, and more. Logging was a leading industry during much of the last century, bested by wood pulp and paper manufacturing in the […]

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Crane Guidelines for Cranes

Orange and white checkered flag on a crane

Before any construction project that involves work with cranes can begin, engineers develop a safe-lifting plan. This includes marking a working radius around the crane and removing vehicles and other objects away from the fall area if possible. Making notes of overhead wires and structures, and generally making a plan before every day of lifting. […]

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