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Tower Cranes

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Derrick Crane Brings Heavy Lifting in Small Package

It all started with an idea and some Lego…

One night, Ryan Burton, the Managing Partner at Bigfoot Crane, sat down with his son to build a model Derrick Crane that would lift materials to a roof without needing street closures to do it. And they did just that. Weighted with pennies and nickels as ballast, the Lego creation started Ryan on a path to eventually designing and introducing a…

Operating Tower Cranes In Extreme Weather

Truthfully, operating a tower crane can be challenging in the best of weather conditions. However, as anyone who has worked in the construction industry can tell you, Mother Nature hardly ever cooperates, making it important to know about operating tower cranes in extreme weather. Weather delays can easily double the amount of time it takes to complete a job. Regardless, every project needs to…

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…

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…

10 Steps Towards Preventing Crane Accidents

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Written by: Robert Ingraham, Former HSE Director Eagle West Cranes Inc. (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company)

Human error is the most common cause of crane accidents. This extends to both crane operators and those workers responsible for maintenance and safety procedures. Accidents often occur when crane maintenance and operating procedures don’t keep up with the increasing risks and…

Tower Cranes vs Mobile Cranes

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A Case History of How Your Choice of Crane Type Makes a Big Impact on Construction Performance
‘Saint Louis is a rough terrain and standard hydro crane community. I think that’s about to change,’ stated Mike Brys, Site Superintendant for the Paric Corporation, after working with two San Marco SMT Tower Cranes rented from Custom Service Crane Inc for a major project. The Aberdeen Heights…

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