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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 |

Selmon Extension onto Gandy Blvd. Underway

Our Sims Crane 450 ton Tadano ATF 400G mobile crane, nicknamed Atlas, and the Grove GMK 7550, Hulk, hard at work setting the launch rails for the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway extension onto Gandy Blvd.  Read More

March 7th, 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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


Manitex Announces a Highly Maneuverable Carry Deck Crane

Manitex’s new Badger CD90i carry deck industrial crane is suited for loads not easily reached with a traditional crane or forklift. The 9-ton, cab-down crane can lift a full load and move 360 degrees at Read More

May 15th, 2013 |

Liebherr Presents New LR 1250 at Bauma 2013

Liebherr has launched the new LR 1250 crawler crane to the public for the very first time at Bauma 2013. The LR 1250 crawler crane is based on the LR 1200 and has a 275-ton Read More

April 15th, 2013 |

SC&RA Now Accepting Entries for Annual Awards

SC&RA is accepting applications for its 2013 Annual Awards. The awards will be presented during the SC&RA Annual Conference, April 2-6, 2013, at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ.  Opportunities include : Rigging Job of the Year Read More

March 13th, 2013 |