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09July

Crane Service gets Socorro rodeo underway

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steel erection crane rental "US-based Crane Service has completed the erection of steel girders and roof materials for the new rodeo arena located on the fairgrounds in Socorro, New Mexico.

The operated crane rental firm took just three days to complete the project, using its new Link-Belt ATC3210 210-ton (190-tonne) crane and its Link-Belt AT3200 200-ton (180-tonne) crane to hoist and set the 20,000 lb to 24,000 lb (9 to 10.8 tonne) steel girders and roof material." Courtesy of KHL Group - American Crane and Transport July 3rd, 2014

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09July

A Bright Idea...

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Today, highway construction in urban areas is almost always performed at night. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) around the country have discovered that night jobsites are safer and more efficient for a number of reasons.

Roadways can be closed at night without major public inconvenience. Traffic is not an issue. Worksites can be expanded. Cranes have more space in which to operate and swing.

OSHA and DOTs have developed comprehensive safety measures for nighttime jobsites, and modern construction lighting systems create a work environment that is as luminous as working in daylight. Crane-owning companies are adjusting to the increase in nighttime work, and crane manufacturers are looking for ways to adapt cranes to these conditions.

At ConExpo in March 2014, Link-Belt introduced its first crane with a standard lighting package, the 210-ton capacity ATC-3210. The lighting package on the new all-terrain crane makes it easier to set up and rig the crane in the dark hours of the early morning or dusk. There are high intensity LED lights on the front of the operator’s cab and at the outriggers. The engine bay now has lighting as do the ground control stations for outriggers and suspension. Other optional lighting includes high intensity work lights above the operator’s cab, lights that illuminate the walkways on the upper, a right-side, forward-facing high intensity work light and left and right high-intensity work lights mounted atop the upper to illuminate the swing area. Plus, remote-controlled single and dual boom floodlight options are available.

Albuquerque, NM-based Crane Service Inc. recently took delivery of a new Link-Belt ATC-3210 and has already seen the value in the new lighting package, according to Bob Warianka, business development manager.

While his company doesn’t do that much night work, he said it is becoming more prevalent. Warianka pointed to a recent job that involved the company’s ATC-3210 and ATC-3275 setting bridge girders at night.

“The contractor had the job lit up really well, with four light plants illuminating the work area of each crane,” he said.

While the crane’s lighting package isn’t really a factor in lighting up the worksite, it’s still a great convenience for rigging the crane.

Rigging asset
“The lights are really an asset when you are rigging the crane or setting it up in the early morning hours, or sometimes we will assemble a crane at night,” Warianka said. “We envision more crane companies offering better lighting packages in the future. I can see them being used on rough terrain cranes too.”

He said crawlers cranes would be the least likely cranes to be equipped with comprehensive lighting packages because the type of work they do at night generally involves a well-lit jobsite, and rigging a crawler is different than rigging a mobile crane.

“Tower cranes have lights on them,” said Warianka. “Tower cranes are sometimes on a job working 24 hours a day and two shifts. With mobile cranes, we can see a need for a lighting package for the short days of winter or when you want to keep working at dusk or during cloudy weather. These lights will also come in handy when doing concrete pours, like on a high-rise job. Sometimes concrete pours go into the night or start early in the morning. The lights you use on a crane will be job specific.”

Remote controls
In a few cases, Crane Service has provided lighting equipment, for instance when the crane might be grabbing on and needs to be tied to the load for a while.

He has been impressed with the remote-controlled lights on the new ATC-3210.

“The light on the boom can be operated by remote control so that you can actually rotate the light and spotlight something below the crane,” he said.

Courtesy of KHL Group - American Crane and Transport Magazine - July 3rd, 2014

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18March

First Link Belt ATC3210 delivered

Crane Service takes delivery of Link-Belt ATC-3210

First Link Belt ATC3210 delivered



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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mar. 05, 2014 - Crane Service Inc. recently purchased one of Link-Belt’s all-new 210-ton (185 mt) ATC-3210 during ConExpo 2014. The purchase marks the seventh Link-Belt all-terrain the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based company has purchased. Pictured above are (left to right) Don Himelferb of McClung-Logan Holdings, Tom Logan of McClung-Logan Holdings, Skeeter Collins of Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Crane Service Inc. President Scott Wilson, Robert Matz of Power Equipment Company and Kelly Fiechter of Link-Belt Construction Equipment.

The Link-Belt ATC-3210 fuels up, as it arrives to the Albuquerque Crane Service location. Link-Belt ATC3210

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31January

Crane and Rigging Hotline - RT Cranes

Crane and Rigging Hotline - RT Cranes

Crane Service, Inc is featured in this month's Crane and Rigging Hotline magazine. Check out the front cover to see one of our new rough terrain cranes, as we load it. We are also, mentioned in their RT article, as we discuss the rough terrain sector of our business.

Rough terrain cranes are an interesting breed of crane. They have a wheels, like most cranes, but they don't really have an "upper" or "lower." The have an all inclusive operating cab. Meaning the operator will operate the crane and driving functions from one area [shown in the picture is the operating cab our new Link-Belt RTC 8050 rough terrain crane].

Unlike most cranes, rough terrain cranes have what is called a "pick and carry" chart. This allows them to move a load that they hoisted around a job site, without having to use their outriggers. While the pick and carry chart is a reduced chart, the rough terrain crane is still a viable option for many refineries, plants, and wind parks.

The rough terrain crane has cut out a niche market and isn't for every job site. But for the right job site you can't beat them. With a low working foot print, the rough terrain crane can get it into areas of a plant or site, as if by magic.

Check out more in this months Crane and Rigging Hotline to see what we think the rough terrain sector has in store for 2013.

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Published 2013.

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30October

New Link-Belt HTC-86100 for Crane Service, Inc

New Link-Belt HTC-86100 for Crane Service, Inc

We have received the new Link-Belt HTC-86100. The HTC sits above Link-Belt's trusted and strong hydraulic truck chassis. The HTC series has proven to not only be a reliable crane, but a very strong and maneuverable crane. In our fleet we have multiple HTC class cranes, including the HTC-8675 and HTC8690. Now we are proud to add the HTC86100 to the family.

Here at Crane Service, Inc we are only as good as our family is. There are many different crane manufactures and equipment companies to chose from. Link-Belt has delivered an amazing crane. We are excited to get past the PDI (post delivery inspection) phase and get to work. Aiding us with this crane are four strong and reliable outrigger pads, supplied by DICA. Rigging wise we went with Rope Block with a bullet type headache ball, thanks to Associated Wire Rope.

We are excited to have one of the first revolutionary cranes by Link-Belt. We are also very thankful to have companies like DICA USA and Associated Wire Rope that are willing to help us be successful. We really cannot say thank you enough.

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Published 2012.

Posted in Crane Rental Blog

17August

Crane Service, Inc. purchases 7 Link-Belt Cranes

Crane Service, Inc. is very proud to announce that we have purchased seven Link-Belt cranes all slated for delivery this year; two of the seven cranes are the revolutionary Link-Belt ATC3275 (275 ton). These cranes are the first All-Terrain cranes produced from the American manufacturer, Link-Belt Crane located in Lexington, KY.

The new ATC3275s (275 ton) cranes will provide much needed support for our customers industrial and commercial projects. The much awaited first ATC3275 we received, will have one week of PDI along with crane operator and crane technician training and then its immediately off to work. The crane is already scheduled for coal mine work, coal fired power plant work and commercial construction work. Our customers deserve the best equipment in the industry and we expect this crane to continue that for our customers. Crane Service is committed to purchase new cranes and maintain our fleet to the highest industry standards, thus providing our customers with best cranes in the industry. The other cranes purchased from Link Belt are four rough terrain cranes ranging from 30 tons to 65 tons along with a HTC 86100 100 ton hydraulic truck crane. All of the rough terrain cranes are headed straight from factory to rental projects and the hydraulic truck crane is headed to the Crane Service branch in El Paso, TX.

Crane Service Inc. is committed to providing our customers with newest best equipment available in the industry along with providing the safest quality service that exceeds customers expectations today and in the future, stated Scott Wilson, President at Crane Service, Inc.

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Published 2012.

Posted in Crane Rental Blog, Current Events

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