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The Reliability of Telescoping Crawler Cranes

American Cranes & Transport (ACT) Magazine published an interesting feature last month about the popularity of telescoping crawler cranes across North America for lifting applications in a variety of industries. ACT reached out to crane Read More

October 9th, 2019 |

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 |

In Preparing for Dorian, Tower Cranes become Weathervanes

The Palm Beach Post featured a story yesterday about what construction crews are doing in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in case it makes a beeline for South Florida. Kast Construction has been proactive since Monday Read More

August 29th, 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 |

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 |

Safety from Above

An article at EHS Today’s website reminds readers that safety in the workplace is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to falling objects, large and small. Wherever a job is being conducted, whether just Read More

May 14th, 2019 |

Vapor Body Heavy Haul – CMW Mulberry, FL

Check out the latest project video from our Sims HD Heavy Haul crew on site in Mulberry, FL moving this massive 58,000# vapor body unit for Central Maintenance and Welding.  The short trip included some Read More

May 13th, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

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 |

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 |