What are lifting beams and why are they so special? On the surface they just look like a big piece of metal that spreads the weight of the load. They don't adjust, or have any embellishments. So why use one when there are so many other rigging options? 1) Low headroom: The main advantage of a lifting beam is that it is engineered to pick from a single point while still distributing the weight of the load you are picking. Other spreader bars are engineered to pick from two p
If you work with spreader bars, I'm sure you have heard of the controversial ruling by a Florida MSHA administrative law judge that defined a spreader bar as part of a load, rather than as accessory rigging used to safely lift a load. Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations do not define spreader bars and this is relevant because workers cannot safely walk around a suspended load per MSHA regulations. Not only does this severely hamper a worker's ability t
What exactly are boom dollies and why do we need them? Why are they all so different? If you have found yourself asking these questions, then you will want to check out Crane Hotline's June 2016 Transport Spotlight on boom dollies entitled " Boom Dollies for Cranes Share the Transport Load." I really enjoyed talking with everyone at Crane Hotline and it's great to get some good information out in the world about street-legal crane transportation. There really is a lot goin
Coming off a steep hill, around a curve- No problem for Bragg Crane because they bought a TransWorld boom dolly with air-ride suspension. The four-axle articulating dolly comes standard with our patented steer axle in the front. Check it out!