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Chief Wilkes Totem Pole – Corporation of Delta

Chief Wilkes Totem Pole – Knuckle Boom Cranes at Work
 

With the New Year upon us it’s always good to reflect on some of the projects we accomplished last year. Having gone through some of these projects’ photos, it is really great to see photos with sunshine from summer time.

As it is with this specific project. Eagle West Cranes was called in to help the Tsawwassen First Nations and…

A Day In The Life Of A Mobile Crane Operator

A Day In The Life Of A Mobile Crane Operator
At Eagle West Cranes, which is a division of TNT Crane Canada, we love coming across amazing industries as we review quality website design as well as website performance. When we came across TNT Crane Canada’s site we were amazing at the beauty of the imagery and let’s all be serious, cranes are just cool.

To top it off they’ve shared a great…

Stampede Crane Supports New Crane Supporting Program at SAIT

Groundbreaking ceremony at SAIT

The new crane supporting program will only focus on training of students
Our sister company, Stampede training regiment, recently partnered with SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) College to build a crane academy for their students. We are excited to provide both the prints to erect the facility as well as support with supplying cranes when the facility becomes…

Tips for Safe Crane Operation

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These tips will enable you to perform safe operation of cranes
Cranes have made a lot of things easier in our lives and crane safe operation is essential in any industry. They have become an integral and important part of organizations related to construction, design, automotive or power. The importance of cranes cannot be neglected. They work efficiently and enable us to lift extremely heavy…

Crawler Cranes

Crawler Crane News
Written by Gary Davey Jan 27, 2017

Alex Dahm from KHL, wrote an article on MIC in Japan using its 1,250 tonne capacity Kobelco SL16000J-H lattice boom crawler crane to install a bridge. 

The article basically outline the benefits of using a crawler crane over other mobile hydraulic crane options. He talked about some of the benefits of a crawler crane is their…

What is a Hydraulic Crane?

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What is a Hydraulic Crane?
A hydraulic crane is a type of heavy-duty equipment used for lifting and hoisting. Unlike smaller cranes, which rely on electric or diesel-powered motors, hydraulic cranes include an internal hydraulic system that allows the crane to lift heavier loads. This fluid-filled hydraulic system enables the crane to transport objects such as heavy shipping containers and…

Tilt Up Construction

tilt up construction

Tilt Up Construction: The Basics

Like any business, the construction industry has its own jargon, but you don’t have to be an expert to understand what tilt up construction means. One of the largest and most popular growing industries in the United States, the technique fast gaining pace – and taking up ground – in Canada, too.

From the ground up

Hoist them up and you’re done,…

Retaining Walls Protect Rail Tracks from Erosion

Heavy rain caused the bank below the bridge to give way, obstructing the active tracks below.

Retaining Walls Protect Rail Tracks from Erosion

The collapse of a small bridge joining a major road to a private driveway caused havoc in Pennsylvania when debris from the structure blocked active rail track below. The failure of the stone and mortar supporting wall presented more than just an aesthetic issue; it was a real danger to human life. The owner turned to Eagle West Cranes, which is…

What is a Boom Truck?

what is a boom truck

What is a boom truck?
A boom truck is the holy grail of construction work. It’s important because it performs three separate functions, using three essential pieces of equipment: combining to create a must have on any construction site.

How can boom trucks be used?

The first aspect of a boom truck is a hydraulic crane, which allows workers to lift heavy and sometimes unconventionally…

What is a Mobile Crane?

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What is a mobile crane?
Our sister company, TNT Crane and Rigging Edmonton, wrote a great summary article outlining the basics on “what is a mobile crane”. As industry experts in the crane world, we sometimes forget that the basics are lost on our customers. Like most industries, there exists a sub-culture and special language that the average person doesn’t understand. We think a good analogy…

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