our goal is to do every lift without injury or damage. We take every precaution to ensure your job is completed safe and smooth.
To make lifts go as smoothly as possible, communication is key. All of our cranes have radios or headsets so communication can be clear and precise. Knowing correct crane signals can make jobs go so much smoother. Please ask the operator if you have any questions on crane signals so there is no communication mix ups.
All of our operators go through the NCCCO Crane Certification course and carry CCO Certification.
One of the biggest contributors to a successful lift is the initial crane setup. There are three main conditions we look at before we set up a crane.
#1 Level ground. The more level the ground the lower the crane will sit on its outriggers making the crane more stable. Please do yourself and us the favor and level the ground as much as possible before we arrive. This will dramatically decrease set up time, and there are instances where we wont be able to set up to do the job at all.
#2 Space. The next variable is Space. We need vehicles and materials moved out of the way of the set up pad. Each crane has a different outrigger footprint, we can run our outriggers to 50% span, but it decreases the cranes capacity and overall stability of the crane. We want to use full outriggers as much as possible, so keep that in mind when preparing your site for the crane.
#3 Ground compaction. One of the main reasons cranes tip is from unstable ground. This can include, non compact/loose soil, unknown voids/cavities under the surface, hill sides/ unlevel ground.
Long story short, the flatter and more room the crane has to set up, the safer the operation will be.