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Amtrak Utilizes the Crane Spreader Bar System by Boscaro

Amtrak, the passenger train company based in the USA, runs more than 300 trains on a daily basis. When Amtrak needed valuable train car components lifted for transport to the Mid-West, a Delaware based company, Active Crane Rentals, Inc. was hired to perform the hoists.
In order to maximize on their lifting capacity, Active Crane planned to perform a straight line pull. To protect the sides of…

LLEAP Awards

Boscaro’s Concrete Bucket and Spreader Bars both qualified as finalists for the LLEAP awards. Although Eagle West Equipment (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) did not win in the category, we still made the magazine publication as a finalist.

For a complete view of the 2013 LLEAP Awards, or to look at this month’s edition of Lift & Access click the link…

San Marco Tower Crane Sale

San Marco Tower Crane

San Marco Tower Crane Sale
Recently Eagle West Cranes & Equipment (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) was proud to complete the sale of new San Marco SMT 520 City Crane to Smedley Crane & Rigging out of Branford CT. As part of the sales process, I recently had the opportunity to visit the first job site for this crane in Cambridge MA for a Hanover Company jobsite.

The jobsit…

4th Annual CraneBlogger Crane Photo Contest

4th Annual CraneBlogger Crane Photo Contest
CraneBlogger is starting up its 2013 annual great crane photo contest, this is where you can submit your photos of the coolest tower crane, coolest mobile crane and wildest crane project. Photos will be accepted until August 16, 2013. You can email photos entries to [email protected]

There are always some amazing photos of Liebherr Mob…

Andre Lalonde Benefit Auction

The following Facebook Benefit Auction is being put on by Heavy Life Alberta, in support of the family of Andre Lalonde, an employee at Whissell Contracting who was tragically taken from us on April 3, 2013. 100% of the proceeds will go to his wife Melissa and children, Michaelle and Alexina.

First off, we would like to thank all the businesses and kind-hearted individuals that have donated…

CRC/ICHC Conference 2013

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Crane & Rigging Conference | Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference
CRC/ICHC is an independent crane, rigging, and hoist conference for safety and risk managers, crane and rigging supervisors, fleet managers, and other people working with cranes in construction and heavy industry.

Launched in 2010 by MCM Events, the conference has been held in both the United States and Canada in…

Boscaro Self Dumping Bin Product Review

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The A-D Series Self Dumping Crane Bucket
Bigfoot Crane Company is your one-stop shop from the smallest of self erectors to some of the largest tower cranes in the market today, all complimented with the accessories you need to maximize on-site crane performance. Bigfoot Crane is the exclusive North American distributor of Boscaro Crane Attachments.

 

Crane accessories lik…

EZ Spreader Bar Lifting System by Boscaro

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Revolutionize Your Use of Crane Spreader Bars

The use of spreader bars has many advantages; they protect your load from rigging materials, enable multi pick point lifts and ensure a maintained sling angle throughout your hoist.

Although the typical spreader bars of the industry have these benefits, their use comes with some drawbacks. Typical spreader bars, even when telescopic, have a…

Case History – City Crane in Vancouver’s Gastown District

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When Haebler Construction needed a crane to deal with extra tight working conditions during their reconstruction of the historic “Garage Building” in the Gastown district of downtown Vancouver Canada it was Eagle West Equipment Inc. (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) to the rescue.

Eagle West organized and executed a set of well planned lifts to rig the San Marco SMT 551 city cran…

Case History – Self Erecting Tower Crane Efficiency

A San Marco SMH 420 Self Erecting Tower Crane Supplied by Eagle West (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company) cut production time on this project by 45%Westridge Construction Ltd. of Regina, Saskatchewan (www.westridge.ca) faced an interesting construction project. They were under contract to build a $12,000,000.00 three story office complex with each floor being 20,000 square feet plus a partia…

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