Crane News


A Day in the Life of a Mobile Crane Operator

There are many different types, makes, models and sizes of cranes but the BCACS is primarily focused on mobile cranes, tower cranes, boom trucks and self-erect tower cranes.  Recently, we had the opportunity to interview several mobile, tower and boom truck operators who have many…

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Top 7 Types of Construction Cranes

A crane is a tower or derrick that is equipped with cables and pulleys that are used to lift and lower material. They are commonly used in the construction industry and in the manufacturing of heavy equipment. The top 7 types of construction cranes are normally…

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Building Boom has Crane Industry Ready to Bust

Look toward any horizon and chances are there’s a crane in your sights, probably several. That’s because there are more than 150 fixed tower cranes in Metro Vancouver, a tie for the last peak the region saw during the pre-Olympics condo boom. “Vancouver’s as busy…

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A Day in the Life of a Boom Truck Operator

Ed (Boom Truck Operator) Introduction Ed is a boom truck operator who works for a large building supply company in the Lower Mainland.  He started out working in construction. While recovering from a serious car accident, he worked in a machine shop and eventually became…

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New Tower Crane on Display at Con Expo

Zoomlion will launch its new T8030-25 flat-top tower crane at ConExpo 2017, which takes place this month.   Initially developed based on the design idea of Franc Jost—the tower crane designer who used to design the SK series tower cranes for German Peiner—the product has…

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New Wire Rope Standard in the Works

New Wire Rope Standard in the Works A proposed engineering standard for wire rope for cranes will have separate chapters for steel and synthetic ropes, a member of the committee working on the standard told a crane and rigging conference in Edmonton last fall. At…

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Safe Operation of Cranes

Crane Safety | Mar 6 / 17

  Use Cranes In A Safe Manner How to perform the safe operation of cranes? Cranes have made a lot of things easier. In order to operate cranes successfully and efficiently, the safety considerations need to be taken into account. The safety of the persons…

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Three Factors to Consider in Crane Safety

Three Factors to Consider in Crane Safety There are three factors to consider in crane safety. One of the major factors on any construction site is how the weather conditions severely affect all rigging operations. Industries such as marine, construction and others that involve outdoor…

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Now Hiring Technical Sales Representative

TNT Crane & Rigging Canada Inc. Technical Sales Representative Job Posting - Edmonton Branch   For over 30 years, TNT Crane & Rigging Canada Inc. has been one of the largest crane service providers in North America.  With over 38 branches, the company is known…

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Crane Operation Safety Tips

Last year, most of the world saw how operator error was one of the primary causes of a crane collapse in Manhattan. The accident killed one and injured others.  Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents happen and in the crane world, when mistakes are made people die.…

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