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Crane services are perfect for projects which require lifting materials of significant weight. Cranes are used in a variety of projects including industrial building projects, construction, building a bridge, movie industry projects, and more. There are a variety of different cranes available for rent or hire with specific parts that will be critical for project completion. Here are some basic terms to understand about crane services.

  • Hoist – The hoist of a crane is used to lift heavy loads. The hoist is similar to a vertical pulley system and consists of chains and a hook.
  • Overhead – An overhead crane, has a stationary horizontal track which a chain with a hook or shelf hangs from to move heavy materials horizontally across a project site.
  • Boom – The boom is the long arm which sticks out of a crane and allows it to reach great heights.
  • Mobile – Mobile cranes consist of a platform which can move such as a boat, truck, or train which supports a crane.
  • Truck – Truck cranes are part of the mobile crane family and are cranes which ride attached to a truck.
  • Crane Operator – Crane operators are experienced, licensed people who know how to operate a crane.
  • Gantry – Gantry cranes lift objects vertically with a hoist and can be slid horizontally along the beams of the crane and are often smaller and used for indoor projects.
  • Jib – The jib part of a crane is the horizontal beam at the top of large cranes and is the part which carries the load.

    When a person hires a crane service, safety should be the top priority of everyone on the project.

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    Air Crane USA Inc Coulson
    610 Sw Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
    (503) 227-2933
    Air Crane USA I
    1336 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
    (503) 235-8332
    Coast Crane & Equipment
    1601 Ne Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211
    (503) 288-8100
    Milwaukee Crane & Equipment Co
    10250 Sw North Dakota St, Portland, OR 97223
    (503) 639-8891
    Cascade Tower & Rigging Inc
    12900 Sw Scout Dr, Beaverton, OR 97008
    (503) 869-1381
    Sutherland Crane Services
    8565 N Polk Ave, Portland, OR 97203
    (503) 452-9576
    Overton Saftey Training
    17325 Sw Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97006
    (503) 356-0403
    Ness & Campbell Crane Inc
    5730 Ne 138th Ave, Portland, OR 97230
    (503) 283-3111
    Smith Crane Inc
    Clackamas, OR 97015
    (503) 657-1222
    Dissen Technologies Inc
    21414 S Grapevine Rd, West Linn, OR 97068
    (503) 260-7699
    Axis Crane LLC
    11225 Sw Clay St, Sherwood, OR 97140
    (503) 682-2947
    US Crane & Hoist
    29375 Sw Kinsman Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
    (503) 682-5881
    Crane Connection LLC
    Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 608-4337
    Custom Crane Works LLC
    Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 944-7410
    Bud's Towing
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503) 656-9211


    Crane services are available to assist people and businesses with hoisting and moving objects. As you probably know, a crane is a tall, heavy-duty machine that is used to move heavy loads, and it has an arm that moves up and down in order to lift things. This way the arm can be positioned overhead, and then be lowered by the crane operator. A crane is mobile like a large truck or piece of construction machinery. Often companies, construction teams, and business owners have to hire crane operators to assist them with moving or hauling large crates, building bridges, or handling building construction. There are many reasons why someone may need a crane service. For instance, shipyards often need mobile cranes for overhead crate lifting. There are also boom trucks that have heavy steel arm parts or jibs that can be used to lift objects or hoist workers into the air. These arms typically have hydraulic systems that allow them to function properly. Crane operators are also hired to deal with industrial equipment transporting. Some devices like this are mounted on gantry structures, which are like overhead bridges. In this day and age, portable hoisting cranes, construction crawling equipment, and mobile boom trucks can be rented. However, you must know how to operate them if you plan to use them alone. If you need to learn more about crane services, rig operators for hire, or the materials and heavy loads commonly handled by this equipment, you should contact a local service in your area.
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