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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


Step By Step 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


Alley Docking – Sims University

 Our latest video is used for training students at Sims University in pursuing their Florida Commercial Driver’s License. Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment’s Director of Safety, reviews the alley docking testing procedure. Applicants Read More

February 5th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

Drones with Heavy Lifting Capabilities being Developed

The popularity of drones has been steadily increasing over the last several years. Applications have been numerous, from high resolution photography to package delivery. Amazon began experimenting with drones in 2013 to deliver orders to Read More

January 16th, 2020 | Tags: ,

Boom Truck Cranes’ Popularity Unique to the U.S.

Boom trucks occupy a niche in the crane market that is common only in the U.S., according to a recent article at Cranes Today’s website. The boom truck is a telescoping crane attached to a Read More

January 7th, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

Wire Rope Maintenance – Keeping that Band of Strength Intact

Wire rope maintenance is a vital part of crane safety, performance and longevity. Hundreds of components work together to lift and suspend huge amounts of weight, so keeping this thin band of strength in proper Read More

December 18th, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Sims Crawler Cranes at Work in Daytona Beach

 The Sims team set up three crawler cranes, then assisted with construction of insurance company headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

December 10th, 2019 | Tags: , ,

LEGO Introduces Liebherr R 9800 Excavator

The LEGO® company has released some great crane and heavy equipment replica kits over the last few years including the Technic™ Rough Terrain Crane, Compact Crawler Crane, and 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck. Now comes Read More

December 4th, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Walt Disney World News Captures Sims on the Job

A Sims crawler crane was recently spotted and featured in a post at the WDW News Today website. WDW News Today is an online resource devoted to news and information for fans of Walt Disney Read More

November 20th, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

Crane Simulators Offer High Tech Training

Flight simulators date back nearly 100 years to 1927, with computer-generated graphics coming on the scene in the 1970s and significant improvements since. They have been an integral part of effective training for millions of Read More

October 31st, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

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


Ancient Greeks May Have Used a Lifting Device

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 | Tags: , ,

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 | Tags: , , , , ,

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