Maintenance Gates

Ever need work on your car, and had the mechanic say, “Well, it’s only a $30 part, but it’ll be at least 4 hours of labor to get it in there because we have to remove everything but the seatbelts to get to where it needs to go…” ? Plants...

Cranes 101: Offset Load Platforms

Cranes 101: Offset Load Platforms Gorbel 101 Matthew Houck   Thursday, June 21, 2012 Not all lifting applications are as simple as picking a load straight up and moving it left or right. For those applications where a manipulator is required, or where you’re...

Special Tribute!

Three crawler cranes formed part of a tribute this weekend to all those who died in the world trade center attacks of 2001 and those who have served their country and paid with their lives. Three cranes formed a Tribute to those who were lost The cranes, an American...

Safety Awards 2012

New Zealand’s McLeod Cranes has won a Department of Labour sponsored award for the best safety initiative by a small business. The award, one of 11 that are presented annually, was for the way the company responded to a near miss. In the words of the award...

Crane Collapses, Contractor Found Guilty…

Two UK contractors, Bowmer & Kirkland and Bingham Davis have been found guilty of breaching health and safety laws following the collapse of a tower crane in Liverpool in 2009. They will be sentenced on Friday.   The crane went over a apartment block at Chandlers...

Jaso Launches J360 Tower Crane

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Jaso has announced a new tower crane for sites where space is restricted.   The J360 was unveiled at the Intermat construction equipment exhibition in Paris, France on 16 April. Maximum capacity is 18 tonnes and the longest jib is 60...

How Does A Crane Can Reach The Top Of A Skyscraper?

Perched above New York City’s skyline, two tower cranes are piecing together the new One World Trade Center, which just became the city’s tallest skyscraper. How do those cranes get up there? By using their own hoisting power to make themselves taller....

SOUTHWORTH, Elevating Workers Platforms…

Southworth offers Elevating Worker Platforms for assembly or maintenance operations where large structures, such as aircraft or manufactured assemblies, must be accessed at varying heights. These custom designed worker platforms eliminate the risks and the hassles...