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Benefits of Folding Boom Cranes

Often referred to as loader cranes and knuckle boom cranes, folding boom cranes are a popular choice for projects in a variety of industries. Their innovative design allows them to function much like a human finger, allowing for intricate maneuvering and precision when lifting a load. With a combination of flexibility, power, and portability, there…

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Mobile Crane Safety Inspection Checklist

Crane Safety | Aug 12 / 21

Mobile cranes are a popular choice for a variety of industries ranging from construction and HVAC to wind energy and power transmission. Regardless of the model or the setting, a mobile crane safety inspection checklist is one of the most important elements of a project. As leading providers of mobile crane rentals for a variety…

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The Differences Between Mobile Cranes and Boom Trucks

Construction sites utilize a wide variety of equipment to handle materials and facilitate the construction of buildings. Among this equipment are mobile cranes and boom trucks, each of which is used to lift heavy materials and transport them to greater heights. Though these types of equipment share many similarities, they are distinctly different units. As…

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Benefits of Stiff Boom Cranes

From lifting heavy materials to hoisting large objects to great heights, cranes play a vital role for every construction site. Though most people tend to think of large tower cranes as the only option, there are many types of cranes to choose from for construction, agriculture, and other types of projects. Among these options is…

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Benefits of Tilt-Up Construction

Precast Concrete | May 6 / 21

Tilt-Up construction is the preferred method for many development projects and industrial facilities. The combination of steel rebar and concrete provides a durable, cost-effective, and efficient solution for all types of buildings. Whether you are constructing an office building or a warehouse, tilt-up construction is a great choice. As leading supporters of the tilt-up construction…

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What is Redi-Rock®?

Redi-Rock | Apr 13 / 21

Redi-Rock® is an innovative and durable wall solution that utilizes interlocking blocks designed by a team of skilled engineers. These unique blocks stack easily and feature a knob-and-groove design that results in a strong hold that can withstand harsh weather with ease. Each block is constructed from precast concrete that is designed to look and…

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When to Use a Crawler Crane

Mobile Cranes | Mar 18 / 21

Crawler cranes are high-capacity units with exceptional terrain traversal capabilities that are ideal for demanding job sites and heavy materials. A crawler crane features a track-based traversal system instead of conventional wheels found on other mobile cranes. This system is slower, but more maneuverable and can handle difficult terrain with ease. These features make crawler…

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What Kind of Crane is Used for Tilt-Up Construction?

Tilt-up concrete is an incredibly popular form of construction in British Columbia due to its affordability, speed of construction, and long-lasting strength. If you work in the construction industry, it can be useful to know what kind of crane is typically used for tilt-up construction. There are many types of mobile cranes that can be…

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Mobile Cranes for HVAC System Installations

HVAC systems are typically extremely heavy and need to be installed on rooftops. For this reason, it is almost always necessary to enlist the services of a mobile crane company like Eagle West Crane & Rigging for HVAC unit installations. There are many types of mobile cranes that can be used for HVAC system installations,…

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Safety Standards for Jobsites with Hydraulic Cranes

Crane Safety, Mobile Cranes | Oct 15 / 20

Some of the most useful equipment in construction and industrial moving is also often the most dangerous, and mobile cranes are among the ranks of useful yet dangerous gear. For this reason, it is important to know all of the prominent safety standards for jobsites with hydraulic cranes. At Eagle West Crane & Rigging, we…

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