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Heavy Machinery Builds Christmas Cookies in Video

With Christmas just a couple days away, professional and home bakers everywhere have been busy in the kitchen making sweet and tasty treats for the holidays. Liebherr has released a video of some of its Read More

December 23rd, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

FHP Uses Semi Trucks for Traffic Stops

Thedrive.com posted an article last month to warn drivers that the Florida Highway Patrol has a fleet of three semi-truck units in use to monitor traffic for violators and even pull over offending vehicles. Similar Read More

November 9th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

Overhead Crane Hoists’ Importance in Manufacturing

Overhead crane hoists are popular tools with companies who specialize in industrial manufacturing. Anyone who wants to establish a presence in that field should plan on investing in a reliable hoist system. A post at Read More


Lifting Beam or Spreader Bar – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to lifting a load with a crane, in most cases the operator must decide between using a lifting beam or a spreader bar to properly stabilize and distribute the weight of the Read More

September 18th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Using Math to Calculate Heavy Haul Numbers

When it comes to the transporting of construction materials, debris from demolition or heavy equipment in general, being a whiz at math can give you an advantage. Safe hauling often includes the ability to make Read More


Culvert Placement at Orlando International Airport

 Have you seen our latest video? Sims Crane sets concrete precast box culverts for the Orlando International Airport Expansion Project. Each culvert weighs 42,000 lbs. at a working radius of 100’. The crane is Read More

July 20th, 2020 | Tags: , , , , ,

Important Machinery Maintenance Includes Lubrication

A blog post last month at the Communal News website reminds us of the importance of lubrication as part of regular maintenance for automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment. As changing your car’s oil will help Read More

July 13th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Global Truck Cranes’ Market Sees Surge

International Cranes Magazine recently highlighted the amount of growth seen during the last few years in the global market for large capacity truck cranes. According to Off-Highway Research (OHR), a market research and forecasting company, Read More


Crawler Mounted Articulating Cranes’ Cool Factor

The author of a recent column at International Cranes Magazine’s website compares crawler mounted articulating cranes to the popular robot toys in the “Transformers” movies and TV series. While these cranes don’t actually transform into Read More

May 19th, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

Construction’s Most Popular Crane Types

Mentioning the term “construction crane” conjures up different images in people’s minds, depending on who you speak to. Cranes are a vital tool for most construction projects large and small, but one type of crane Read More

May 6th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Flatbed Trucks/Trailers are Assets for Transport

Do you find yourself frequently utilizing the services of a commercial towing company for transporting vehicles or lightweight equipment? Investing in a flatbed truck or trailer might be a faster and more economical way to Read More

May 1st, 2020 | Tags: , ,

LEGO Technic Releases New Mobile Crane Kit

It’s been over 40 years since LEGO Technic released their first mobile crane. The 855-1: Mobile Crane was a 512-parts design that was quite simple but functional for young builders back in 1977. It was Read More

April 9th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Covid-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Worksites with Tower Cranes

Many construction and infrastructure projects continue across the globe despite government-ordered shutdowns and closings of businesses, schools, and stores. Unfortunately, some work sites lie dormant and are not expected to resume activity for weeks or Read More

April 1st, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

South Florida Construction Continues Despite Covid-19 Threat

With the Covid-19 threat negatively affecting so many aspects of everyday life, how about some good news? According to a story at The Real Deal, the building industry is not stopping in South Florida, at Read More


In-Cab Inspection – Sims University

 Bob Berry introduces Sims University graduate Dawson Wiles. Dawson gives a step by step testing review of the in-cab procedure for Florida DOT pre-trip inspection. Follow along as he covers important topics such as Read More