Category: Featured

All-Terrain Cranes a Wise Investment

A recent article in American Cranes & Transport Magazine (ACT) highlights the numerous positive attributes of all-terrain cranes and how the purchase of an AT crane can be a wise investment in the construction industry. Read More

March 11th, 2019 |

Flat-Top Tower Cranes’ Popularity Rising

Flat-top tower cranes are seeing increased popularity among construction projects worldwide. An in-depth article in Cranes Today Magazine explains the reasons for this upswing. How do flat-tops differ from other tower cranes? The main difference Read More

March 4th, 2019 |

Sims Crane’s Bob Berry Will Teach OSHA Cranes in Construction Class

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2019) – Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment safety director, will teach the OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction class March 25-27 at the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Read More

February 25th, 2019 |

Sims New Tower Crane Fleet Expected to be Entirely Utilized by March 1

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2019) – Sims Crane & Equipment, Florida’s premier crane rental and rigging service company, has announced that the company’s entire tower crane fleet, which was purchased last year, will be utilized Read More

February 18th, 2019 |

Hard Rock Expansion Features Crawler Crane Muscle

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida is undergoing a massive expansion with a $1.5 billion price tag. A large, guitar-shaped hotel tower will house 638 luxury rooms and suites, and an Read More

February 11th, 2019 |

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

February 4th, 2019 |

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

January 28th, 2019 |

What’s It Like to Operate a Tower Crane?

We’ve all seen those incredibly tall tower cranes at building construction jobs, especially in downtown neighborhoods of large metropolitan areas. But what’s it like to sit in the cab and operate one of those cranes? Read More

January 21st, 2019 |

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

January 15th, 2019 |

Start 2019 with Less Workplace Stress & Anxiety

Welcome to the new year! With increased opportunities in the job market during the past couple of years, more and more people are working. Whether your job is in retail, healthcare, office administration, construction or Read More

January 7th, 2019 |

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

December 17th, 2018 |

Sales of Rough-Terrain Cranes Increase in 2018

The rough-terrain (RT) crane market will see nearly a 4% increase in sales by the end of this year, according to a post at oilandgas360.com. Over 4,700 units are expected to be sold, including revenue Read More

December 10th, 2018 |

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

December 3rd, 2018 |

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

August 24th, 2018 |