For this month’s Safety Corner, we’ve got some basic safety practices to be aware of when on the job: Safety Practice #1: Avoid Distractions While At Work “DWAW,” or Distracted Walking at Work, can be a major workplace hazard on active job sites. DDAW can cause accidents that might result in serious injury: Walking into […]
Celebrating 30 Years!
This year marks the 30th year of Triad Machinery, the authorized dealer of Link-Belt, LBC, Tigercat, and other heavy equipment brands in the Pacific Northwest. This is a testament not only to the partnerships we’ve formed with the manufacturers but the relationships we’ve forged with our clients. We’d like to take a moment to thank […]
What Size Crane do I Need?
Cranes have been in use for thousands of years. At first, they consisted of a few stakes in the ground, a pulley or two, and a winch. Today, there are many types of cranes available for a wide variety of lifts on a range of worksites. But how do you know what to look for […]
How Does a Crane Work?
Cranes have been in service for thousands of years, using nothing more than rope and a series of pulleys and other “simple” contraptions that used physics to their advantage. Where ramps were used to build the ancient Egyptian pyramids, early types of cranes were used to build the largest structures in ancient Greece and Rome. […]
Crane Operator School & Training
When it comes to any construction site, safety has to be job one. This includes inspecting all gear before use, appropriate safety signage, a well-developed project plan, and hard hats all around. If part of your project plan includes the use of a crane, a daily checklist should be followed. This should include where the […]
Our Tips for Improving Forestry Safety While on the Job The forestry industry poses a wide range of risks to workers, from machine operators to tree fallers. Some professions in forestry are more hazardous than others, with those involved with the logging process at the top of the list. According to the Bureau of Labor […]
Is it More Cost-Effective to Buy or Rent a Crane?
Do you have a company that needs cranes from time to time? Are you wondering if it is more cost-effective to buy or rent a crane? Here are some of the main reasons to consider a crane rental over a purchase. #1: You’ll save money If you plan on using a crane for multiple projects […]
Logging Technology in the Forestry Industry
The logging industry has been at the forefront of industrial development – think of the flumes used to send logs down to water-powered mills. Many still think of the loggers as adept tree climbers and masters of chainsaws. However, drones, cloud computing, and automation are becoming just as prevalent as flannel shirts and log rolling. […]
In almost any industry, there is no enhanced productivity without improved efficiency. Too many wasted movements, wasted time, or wasted materials will affect the bottom line of any business. Even a delivery truck needs to think about fuel consumption when making their routes. Wasting a gallon of gas one day may not seem like a […]
Cascade Bridge Selects 228 HSL for Overpass
Cascade Bridge LLC of Vancouver, Washington drives piling with a Link-Belt 130-ton (117.9-mt) 228 HSL lattice crawler crane for a new $25.8 million crossing over existing Union Pacific and BNSF railroad tracks. The final bridge structure will be an 830 ft. (252.9 m) long, five span steel plate girder bridge with two travel lanes. “We […]