Category: Featured

Ancient Greeks May Have Used a Lifting Device 150 Years Before the Crane

New research suggests that ancient Greeks built stone temples with the assistance of primitive lifting machines about 150 years before the crane was developed. Traditional cranes with hoists and winches made their way into Greek Read More

September 10th, 2019 |

Tower Crane Set Up in Miami

 The Sims team recently set up one of our tower cranes for new construction in the Riverwalk area of Miami, Florida.

September 5th, 2019 |

Sims HD Cold Box – Titusville, Florida

Have you seen our latest video? Sims HD recently offloaded a cold air box and accompanying module from a barge and transported them seven miles to where they will be used. This job took place in Read More

August 13th, 2019 |

How to Choose the Right Crane

Occupational Health & Safety Magazine recently featured a helpful article with seven tips for individuals who are interested in buying a crane, plus advice for those who want to minimize risk when purchasing a preowned Read More

July 29th, 2019 |

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

TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2019) – Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment safety director, will teach the OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction class August 5-7, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, at the University of South Read More

July 15th, 2019 |

Power Plant Rotor Assembly Placement – Vandolah, Florida

Check out our latest video! Sims Crane & Equipment set a new rotor assembly at a power plant in Vandolah, Florida, and one of our crane operators captured it with his camera drone. Shown here is Read More

June 17th, 2019 |

Miami Offers Numerous Employment Opportunities in Construction

Increased economic activity in downtown Miami has prompted the development of Miami Worldcenter, an area the size of ten city blocks containing new condos, restaurants, shops, hotels and a convention center. The challenge has been Read More

May 21st, 2019 |

Can Cranes Be Hacked?

The short answer is “yes.” A recent article at Forbes’ website shares the story of Federico Maggi and Marco Balduzzi, two researchers who work for Trend Micro, a leading cybersecurity company. Maggi and Balduzzi traveled Read More

May 6th, 2019 |

Wind Energy Prompts Need for Crane Services

The wind power generation market has seen mostly steady growth in the United States during the last three decades. A direct result of this trend is the increased demand for cranes and vertical access equipment Read More

April 29th, 2019 |

In any Lifting Job, Ground Stabilization is Number One

Just as a solid foundation is critical to the construction of any house or building, ground stabilization is of utmost importance to a successful crane operation. It provides a platform that helps ensure accurate lifting Read More

April 22nd, 2019 |

Ritchie Bros. hosts the “Super Bowl” of Heavy Equipment Auctions

A 220-acre plot of land in Orlando, Florida was the site of an incredible array of heavy equipment up for auction in February. Ritchie Bros. held its largest event to date, spanning six days with Read More

April 15th, 2019 |

Sims Crane Launches Sims U, A 16-Week, Paid Training Course for Crane Operators

TAMPA, Fla. (April 8, 2019) – Sims Crane, Florida’s premier crane rental and rigging service company, has launched Sims U, a paid, hands-on crane operator training school based in Tampa. The inaugural group of eight Read More

April 8th, 2019 |

When Considering Crane Refurbishment, use a Dedicated Specialist or OEM?

Crane owners who are considering repair and refurbishment options for their machines can save time and money by choosing the right type of company to perform the work. International Cranes Magazine recently featured an article Read More

April 1st, 2019 |

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 |