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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December Safety Corner – Winter Preparation

Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold conditions. While there are no specific federal regulations about working in extreme cold or heat, employees do have a right to a workplace “free from recognized hazards.” That includes exposure to extreme cold and heat.  Below are a few tips on preventing slips, […]

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October Safety Corner – Safety Data Sheets Requirements

Safety Data Sheets, formerly known as MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) are used for cataloging information on chemical compounds and chemical mixtures. SDS information shall include in-structions for safe use and potential hazards associated with a particular material or product. The SDS will also provide information if any “PPE” personal protective equipment is required. The […]

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September Safety Corner – Hand Tool & Electrical Cord Best Practices

Hand Tool Safety According to OSHA… Employees who use hand and power tools and are exposed to the hazards of falling, flying, abrasive, and splashing objects should be provided with the appropriate personal protective equipment. All electrical connections for these tools must be suitable for the type of tool and the working conditions (wet, dusty, […]

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