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Port cranes

0 Comments
2024/06/18
14:50 UTC

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Another Greece-y crane. What is it, step-sis?

9 Comments
2024/06/18
14:21 UTC

2

50Ton DC Radio Controls Upgrade

Hello,

Looking for some general information on updating older cab operated DC cranes to radio operated. Anyone have any experience with this?

1 Comment
2024/06/17
01:02 UTC

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Favco M860D slew motor

I'm not a tower guy so I'm not sure if this is impressive to anyone else, but holy fuck this thing is a beast.

2 Comments
2024/06/15
23:34 UTC

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SpaceEx

Theres word that there will be a CC8800-1 being deployed at the Florida location . Is it the Sterling unit?

Does anyone have an in or an on the ground informant to share pics and configuration with the group?

Does anyone have anything?

This is cool , not often we get to see a unit like this in the wild , its usually hidden from view.

6 Comments
2024/06/15
12:04 UTC

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What is the name of this crane?

6 Comments
2024/06/14
09:22 UTC

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Hey guys, I’ve been obsessed with cranes since I’ve been and kid, I’m 24 and want a career change, what is the best way to get into this line of work, from your experiences.

13 Comments
2024/06/14
07:16 UTC

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The Second Demonstration Lift at our Open Day

This one was easier to plan, but looks more impressive. The cranes were an LTM1050, LTM1090 and LTM1160 attached separately to our 200t multi-point lifting beam. The main crane is a Liebherr LR1400 with 138ft of boom. Total payload weight was around 325,000 lbs.

The big gap between the 1160 and 1090 was so the longer slings missed the 1090's outriggers.

The 80ft flag is being carried by an LTM1300.

13 Comments
2024/06/14
02:22 UTC

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Smithbridge Guam lost their GMK7450

Ship cranes were tandem lifting it, looks like a sling gave way. Ouch

22 Comments
2024/06/13
10:20 UTC

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Ltm1750 I think

I believe this is a liebherr ltm1750 900t crane. If I’m wrong someone please correct me

Also if you are a company and want images ;) hmu I love this

0 Comments
2024/06/13
04:34 UTC

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after 6 months and 56 floors my job is done

56 floors and 700 and some change feet later i finally dragged up after finishing up the final touches on the landings and programming the final floors for the elevators

drove from houston to austin and back everyday, 60k+ miles later on my personal vehicle and i can proudly say i was a major part of the future austin skyline

again sorry for the flood of post, just don’t have other people to talk about work with

  • a future crane operator if all goes well
9 Comments
2024/06/13
02:55 UTC

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Open Day Demonstration Lift

So we had a staff open day to meet and greet employees from a company we just acquired. We decided to show off some of the available equipment and rigging techniques. This was the setup to show off our lattice spreader beam and demonstrate offset CG rigging. The cranes are an LTM1250 lifting a Tadano TR450 with Hyrail gear (80,000 lbs) and a Tadano TR150 (30,000 lbs) How did we do? (The spreader is level)

26 Comments
2024/06/13
02:27 UTC

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Fassi error codes

Hey does anyone have a copy of the 100 alarm codes the manual skips all the 100’s and I keep having a 105 and a 102 pop up dealer still hasn’t called me back from Monday. Did it again today

7 Comments
2024/06/12
13:14 UTC

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Landed a sales position for a local company (advice appreciated)

Hey guys,

I just accepted an offer for a 50 year old crane and rigging business that has never had a salesman before. I'm completely new to the industry. I'm trying to ascertain how I can help this business grow, their operators are union and they do about 5 million a year in business. They offered me 1% commission on all business I book.

Does anyone have any experience selling the services? I'll be doing ride alongs for a few weeks going on job sites.

Any and all advice is appreciated, who are your main clients and what is the best way to "prospect" for new business?

Anything I should know about the industry that will help me be prepared?

Edit: you guys are awesome, thanks for scaring the shit out of me lol. Here is a link to their Facebook page, maybe you guys can help clarify for me: https://www.facebook.com/hamptonroadscrane?mibextid=ZbWKwL

Thanks in advance!

32 Comments
2024/06/12
01:49 UTC

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Modular Spreader Bar Sizes

Module Spreader bars like Modulift MOD10 indicates you can build one up to 59 feet. Any particular reason to limit the span? or any reason not to build the longest span if you’ve got a long load to pick?

5 Comments
2024/06/10
17:45 UTC

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Share Crane Safety Tips and Tricks

17 Comments
2024/06/10
09:25 UTC

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Spreader bar/stinger setup question

As a spreader or stinger setup without a monkey face or a chain block is not a true equaliser does it still give you access to the capacity of all 4 legs off the bottom of the setup?

Ie 2 x 16mm 100 grade chain sets are good for 17.3 x 2 off the bottom of a stinger or spreader.

Bonus points if you have any reading material to support your answer

6 Comments
2024/06/09
23:50 UTC

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Where to start? First entry-level job? IUOE Local 49

Just passed the Ramsay aptitude test and received an email saying that I’m “eligible to be an apprentice with Local 49” so I’m curious what the next steps are for getting my foot in the door?

I’ve got no experience/certifications as of yet, but when I was at the Local 49 training center and spoke with a career navigator, it sounded like certifications/school/CDL/experience wasn’t needed for taking an entry level job, so I’m curious what others think. Should an entry level person be shooting for being an oiler/rigger right off the bat?

I’d really love to get the ball rolling, so any input would be GREATLY appreciated!

8 Comments
2024/06/09
06:02 UTC

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How to get my foot in the door to become a Crane operator

Hello all, I’m 24 military vet and I have my class A where do I start to get my foot in the door to become a crane operator I’m in Middle Tennessee near Nashville

10 Comments
2024/06/09
01:30 UTC

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Rumor of bigger Grove GMK crane?

Has anyone ever heard rumors of Grove designing an A/T crane bigger than the GMK7550?? With liebherr dominating the large A/T class with the LTM1650, 1750, 11200, you would think Grove would be trying to compete in a bigger class?

10 Comments
2024/06/08
02:33 UTC

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Crane Operator Certification

I am looking to get certified in running a crane either as a mobile crane operator or a tower crane operator. I have some experience in running a self erecting crane for residential log homes under the supervision of my manager. I am located in Idaho and have been looking into going into some schooling to get my certification in mobile fixed and swing cab.

I would love to be a tower crane operator but was told it is much harder to find a job as such so I figured I would start off with just the mobile fixed/swing cab. Then move up to a tower if I still feel like that's what I really want to do.

I understand as a mobile crane operator I may have to travel around a lot. Which I am fine with. I've always liked out of town/state jobs.

Is schooling worth the money? Will I be able to find a good paying job? Is there anything more than just an NCCCO certification I will need? Should I look into getting a CDL? What should I expect starting out as a mobile crane operator?

I appreciate any information you have to offer for someone looking to start a career as a crane operator.

7 Comments
2024/06/07
17:38 UTC

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Opinions on next move.

3 years in as a tower crane erector we are super slow and I am not learning anything at the moment just organizing at the yard. Have my Nccco for tower, should I pursue both my rigging certs through nccco, or read the manual and hope the knowledge sticks with me. Hoping we get busy so I can continue to learn the technical side of the industry but not looking promising for the next two months. Go for the NCCCO rigging certs ? Or just wait and try to learns what’s able ?

5 Comments
2024/06/07
14:38 UTC

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Please help me identify and value this old P&H crane we just replaced inour shop?

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Hey guys, just pulled this old P&H crane from our shop. Works perfectly fine, just replaced it with two separate brand-new heads to allow multi-point lifts. I included pictures of the crane serial plate, motor plate, and controller radio. But the serial plate has no model #, so I can't pull up any info on the crane, since the S/N is pulling up nothing. Nothing wrong with the unit, so we definitely have no intention to scrap it. We reused the gantry this was on, but it's the full trolley, hoist, and radio that we would get rid of. Thank you!

4 Comments
2024/06/07
14:00 UTC

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