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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Garco Operates Link-Belt Cranes Around the Clock in Seattle

Lexington, KY – In second quarter, the 2019 Seattle, Washington City Council reached agreement on funding the largest new development in the city’s history – a $1.6 billion expansion of the Washington State Convention Center. Joint venture Clark-Lewis (formed between Clark Construction and Lease Crutcher Lewis) was awarded a $960 million construction contract for the […]

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May Safety Corner – Shop Safety

Safe work habits and a clean work environment are an integral part in creating a positive company culture. At Triad Machinery, we focus on providing a safe working environment for our employees (and customers). Below are 12 Shop Safety Guidelines All Personnel Should Always Follow. Safety glasses are required in shop area(s); never work without […]

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Tigercat Launches LogOn

Tigercat is pleased to announce the launch of LogOn, a powerful onboard information system to optimize machine performance and reduce downtime. Users can now easily access detailed machine data and diagnostics tools at the worksite, including mechanical parameters, fuel economy, performance metrics, service codes, service manuals and more. Users can access detailed fault codes and important […]

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Link-Belt Excavators (LBX) Receives 2020 Highest Retained Value Award For Link-Belt 245X4

LBX Company is pleased to announce that the Link-Belt 245 X4 Spin Ace has won the EquipmentWatch 2020 Highest Retained Value Award in the Excavator Crawler Medium (21.1-50.0 MT) category. Winners were announced March 10 at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Link-Belt 245 X4 Spin Ace excavator is perfect for urban construction or working safely […]

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Crane Ground Bearing Capacities

Crane using crane pads to steady itself for a lift

Cranes of every size are rated for certain loads, angles of lifting, and other aspects of any lift – these factor into the crane ground bearing capacity. These crane rating manual load charts let an operator, rigger, and project manager know exactly what a crane is capable of. These standards help establish a safe lifting […]

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ECO-Friendly Material Reduction with the Tigercat 6050 Carbonator

The 6050 carbonator is the first product offering from Tigercat’s new material processing equipment line-up. Unique, cost-effective and eco-friendly, the 6050 carbonator reduces wood debris volume onsite through an environmentally friendly carbon sequestration process with no material pre-processing required. Logs, limbs, brush, stumps, yard waste, pallets, clean lumber and other clean wood-based debris can be reduced by […]

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Wind Speed for Mobile Crane Operations

A Demonstration of Wind Speed Crane Safety

Whether it’s involved in construction or demolition, industrial or agricultural, maintenance or repair, there are thousands of uses for cranes. From hoisting public utility crews for powerline service or lifting hundreds of tons of material hundreds of feet in the air, there’s a crane for every situation. However, not every crane can be used for […]

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Link-Belt Cranes unveils TCC-800

ACT EXCLUSIVE: Link-Belt unveils TCC-800 Link-Belt’s new TCC-800 strengthens the company’s depth chart in the telecrawler market. Back in early November I had the opportunity to make a quick trip to Lexington, KY to see firsthand what Link-Belt Cranes had going on for ConExpo. Prior to the trip to Kentucky, American Cranes & Transport had just announced its intention […]

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