Tower Cranes – How are they Built?

Tower cranes have been an integral part of the construction of thousands of buildings, monuments and other important structures worldwide. A recent article at the Daily Journal of Commerce website offers a thorough description of Read More


Demand Increases for Crane Safety & Training

New regulations recently mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for new crane operator certification have caused a sharp increase in demand for the services of crane safety and training companies, according to Read More


Sling Safety – As Simple As A, B, C

A well-maintained and functional crane is important for any heavy lifting application. Of equal importance is a quality sling for suspending the item to be lifted by the crane. Slings are available in various configurations Read More


Crawler Cranes’ Heavy Duty History

“Heavy duty” has been applied to many items throughout the years, including pickup trucks, shelving, sewing machines, industrial cleaning products, extension cords, rubber gloves and even magnets. The term is defined as “designed to withstand Read More


When One Crane is Not Enough

Construction projects are greatly helped when a crane is present to do heavy lifting on the jobsite. But what if the size of the project is larger than what one crane can handle? Bring in Read More


450 ton x 2 Tadano All Terrain Crane – 383,000 pounds!

Sims Crane and Sims HD team up for this mega-move across Florida. Moving this massive transformer across road and rail involved multiple tandem lifts with 2 x 450 ton class cranes on both ends of Read More


You Never Know Where You’ll See Sims Crane

Recently spotted at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida, Sims Crane took part in the ever-important waterway oil-spill drill hosted by the Coast Guard. As part of the annual corporate OSR Equipment Deployment Exercise, the industry-led Read More


Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that has individual center of gravity points. We have the Superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components Read More


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