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How to Choose the Correct Crane for Your Project

October 17, 2023 | St George Cranes

A critical component of any construction project’s efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness is choosing the correct crane. To make an informed choice on what crane suits your project, there are several factors to consider to ensure you meet all necessary and specific requirements. We will take you through the steps that need to be assessed before … Continue reading “How to Choose the Correct Crane for Your Project”

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10 Fun Facts About Cranes

September 16, 2023 | St George Cranes

You’ve definitely seen these tall, mechanical figures hoist equipment gracefully over the city skyline. Maybe you even understand the machinery and physics behind the operation,  At St. George Cranes, our appreciation for these awe-inspiring mechanical marvels runs deep. We don’t just see cranes as utilitarian tools; we consider them a captivating fusion of science, engineering, … Continue reading “10 Fun Facts About Cranes”

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The Environmental Impact of Mobile Crane Operations, and Ways to Minimise It

August 20, 2023 | St George Cranes

A crane hire company’s triple bottom line – the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their processes – is an increasingly important metric to customers, clients, and investors. When the construction of a major project is underway, the organisers must not overlook the environmental impacts in favour of the positive social and economic ones. Mobile … Continue reading “The Environmental Impact of Mobile Crane Operations, and Ways to Minimise It”

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Shorter or Taller Mobile Crane?

July 23, 2023 | St George Cranes

Sometimes, bigger is not always better. When selecting a mobile crane for your jobsite it is important to consider the characteristics and conditions of the build. There’s a unique selection of challenges that come with hiring larger mobile cranes (cranes with a longer boom and wider outriggers), so the selection will really depend on your … Continue reading “Shorter or Taller Mobile Crane?”

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Crane Science Explained Simply

March 2, 2023 | St George Cranes

Chances are, you’ve got an interest in cranes or crane hire. You might even work in construction and be familiar with the principles of crane operation, but not many people understand the interplay of forces that are required to design and use a crane effectively. Words like torque, fulcrum and pulley may seem intimidating, but … Continue reading “Crane Science Explained Simply”

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How Are Cranes Assembled?

October 11, 2022 | St George Cranes

Cranes are an essential piece of equipment on any major worksite. They are used to lift and move heavy materials from one place to another. While all cranes are able to perform the basic functions of lifting and lowering, there are a number of different types of cranes available that can perform specific functions.  The … Continue reading “How Are Cranes Assembled?”

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Types Of Tower Cranes

September 3, 2022 | St George Cranes

What Are Tower Cranes? A tower crane is a fixed crane that consists of a base, mast, slewing unit, working arm, machinery arm, hook and trolley, and an operator cab. Tower cranes are usually constructed onsite and resemble an inverted L shape once erected. They are designed to lift heavy loads at extreme heights and … Continue reading “Types Of Tower Cranes”

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Crane Lifting Plan

July 9, 2022 | St George Cranes

What Is A Crane Lifting Plan? A crane lifting plan is a comprehensive overview of the safety risks involved in carrying out a lifting job, including an outline of the relevant precautions that need to be taken to mitigate these risks. A crane lifting plan should be completed before any lifting job commences in order … Continue reading “Crane Lifting Plan”

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How To Ensure Crane Safety

June 4, 2022 | St George Cranes

Cranes are essential to lifting heavy loads, meaning that they are a constant presence in many work environments. As they are so commonly used, it’s easy to forget that they can cause tremendous damage, injury or even death if incorrectly used. Anyone who works with cranes needs to be constantly aware of the risks they … Continue reading “How To Ensure Crane Safety”

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Different Types Of Cranes

May 8, 2022 | St George Cranes

What Are Cranes Used For? Cranes are used to lift, lower and move heavy loads such as building materials, goods and machinery. Due to their versatility, they can be used for a wide variety of applications including construction, manufacturing, warehousing, shipbuilding and freight transfer. A crane consists of a number of key parts including: Boom … Continue reading “Different Types Of Cranes”

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Why Are Cranes Used On Construction Sites?

April 5, 2022 | St George Cranes

Construction Crane Types If you’ve ever been to a construction site or glimpsed at one, you’ll know that cranes are an essential lifting device. Cranes are used to perform various lifting operations during the construction process, with a variety of different cranes available depending on the project. The most common cranes found on construction sites … Continue reading “Why Are Cranes Used On Construction Sites?”

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