Crane Parts Blog

1/3/2020 9:34:16 AM

A crane is just like a car in that it will eventually require replacement parts with age and use. At LC Crane Parts & Service, we understand just how critical it is to have a quality crane parts supplier, and are here to offer you pointers on selecting the proper one.

12/20/2019 9:18:36 AM
When you’re looking for the best heavy equipment for your project, there are several factors that you need to take into account. In order to ensure that you’re selecting the right equipment, you should always consider the following.

12/3/2019 9:25:38 AM

While cranes may seem relatively indestructible, these intricate pieces of machinery are very susceptible to weather damage. To safeguard your crane parts as well as your workers, here are some tips to help you protect against harsh weather.

11/19/2019 9:05:38 AM

There are several ways to demolish a building, and there are multiple factors that determine the best method for demolition. Some of these factors include disposal methods, building material, purpose of demolition, and building location. Regardless of the demolition technique, safety of your workers and the surrounding areas is of the utmost importance. Continue reading as we dive into four safe demolition techniques.

11/5/2019 9:29:10 AM

Lighting is one of the most critical components of a lift. Low-light, night time, and foggy conditions can result in serious disasters. Thankfully, Terex light towers are the optimal solution for jobsite lighting. Continue reading as we dive into the benefits of using these light towers at your jobsite.

10/22/2019 9:06:49 AM

Nearly 70 percent of crane accidents across the nation can be prevented with the proper safety precautions. Of all deaths and injuries caused by crane accidents, crane operators are involved in 58 percent of these. With statistics like these, we know just how overwhelming and scary it can be when you’re a newbie in the crane industry. However, it doesn’t have to be.

10/8/2019 9:18:51 AM
In order to ensure that your mobile cranes are functioning efficiently, you need to perform regular wire rope inspections. When conducting these inspections, here are some safety tips to follow that will help keep both the inspector and operator safe.

9/24/2019 9:03:31 AM

When working on a project involving a crane, it is critical that you have replacement crane parts readily accessible. If something fails or breaks, you want to be sure that you use as little downtime as possible. Some cranes are more susceptible to damage than others, and can rack up quite the bill if you’re not prepared. Continue reading for five tips on how to save money on crane maintenance.

9/10/2019 12:22:06 PM

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to start implementing a safety plan for your workers. Without a safety plan in place, having workers that are unprepared can result in disastrous, potentially lethal accidents and hefty OSHA fines. Continue reading as we dive into a few safety tips to keep in mind for your worksite during the cold months to come.

8/20/2019 9:17:55 AM

When buying used goods, it’s always beneficial to keep your guard up. You never know whether or not a seller is truly trustworthy. When it comes to crane parts in particular, it’s critical that you investigate a potential seller before buying from them. Not only is the price tag on these parts hefty enough to make you want to do your research, but if you end up with faulty parts that break and injure your workers, you can spend hundreds of thousands more in a lawsuit. Continue reading for four tips on buying used parts.

8/1/2019 9:26:36 AM
Before starting a lifting task, you need to know whether or not your equipment is working properly. In the crane industry, load testing is a vital task, and is typically required under industry standards in order to protect the workers and equipment on a jobsite. Understanding when and how to implement this task is critical, and we’re here to break it down for you.

7/17/2019 10:47:34 AM

With hurricane season in full swing, there’s a lot at stake for the crane industry. Thankfully, hurricanes leave a good amount of time for preparation. By checking out the following pointers, you can prepare your worksite for the impact and aftermath of these deadly disturbances.

7/3/2019 9:22:14 AM
After repeatedly using a crane for so many years, some of the crane parts will need to be replaced. Having these replacement parts readily available can help you avoid a potential accident, but how can you tell when exactly they need to be replaced?

6/19/2019 9:50:27 AM

Crane spotters have been used since industrial cranes were first created, and not much has changed over the years. These "signal people” are critical to the safe operation of any crane project, and their knowledge has only increased with time. While performing such an important job, a crane spotter must always be on the lookout for the following.

6/5/2019 9:08:56 AM
Safety should always be the number one priority for all construction workers and managers. Improperly using a crane can have major consequences, resulting in serious injury or death. Failure to comply with OSHA guidelines can result in hefty fines and legal ramifications. Here are some pointers you can use to help keep your construction site safe and avoid fines.

5/22/2019 9:27:59 AM
When it comes to crane repair, there are quite a lot of factors associated with the cost of that repair, even beyond parts and labor. Can your jobsite handle the downtime? If the crane needs to be rebuilt, can you afford the rebuild? Perhaps this is something that could have been avoided with proper preventative maintenance?

5/8/2019 9:19:34 AM

A reliable lift director is someone who is dependable, trustworthy, naturally a leader, and experienced in executing safe lifting operations. When preparing for your lift, it is critical that you hire a lift director with the aforementioned qualities. Taking your time when selecting the right person should be taken very seriously.

4/24/2019 9:09:59 AM

When searching for a crane supplier, you need a provider that not only understands what your needs are, but will suggest trustworthy equipment that makes your projects easier and safer to execute.

4/10/2019 9:30:41 AM
There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing the proper crane size and capacity for a job. Before selecting which type of crane to use, you’ll need to determine the size and weight of the load, obstructions, location, reach, as well as several other factors.

3/28/2019 9:30:40 AM
Being able to pinpoint and tell the difference between crane parts is important for any crane crew. There are plenty of parts you need to be able to pick out and describe to be able to do your job effectively.

3/13/2019 9:16:09 AM
Cranes are tough machines that endure a lot of wear and tear. That's why replacement crane parts and accessories have to be reliable, ship fast, and meet both U.S. and international standards for safety and performance.

10/23/2018 3:36:18 PM
Should you buy a crane new or used? Here's the case for used.

6/23/2018 12:55:06 PM
If you've passed electricians repairing a telephone pole, you've likely seen a telescopic truck and crane. These trucks and cranes serve a variety of purposes, though on a less massive scale than massive tower cranes. Today, we'll talk more about the telescopic truck, along with TEREX and DEMAG brands.

4/15/2018 3:18:19 PM

Cranes are more than just the massive towering construction cranes that you see during skyscraper building. But there’s more to cranes than those types. There is more to it. If you’ve passed electricians repairing a telephone pole, for example, you’ve likely seen a telescopic truck and crane.

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3/22/2018 1:16:22 PM

Not long after President Trump implemented 25 percent steel tariffs and 10 percent aluminum tariffs, construction industry insiders say their steel costs are already up to 10 percent, according to a report by National Real Estate Investor.

What is more expensive steel going to mean for the crane industry?

3/12/2018 12:58:08 PM

In today’s ecommerce-driven world, Amazon and other e-tailers have reduced the customer’s expected delivery time to hours (not weeks). The parts and service sector of America’s crane industry—led by innovators like LC Crane Parts—has responded in kind, with online parts catalogs and fast distribution systems transforming the way we meet our customers’ expectations.

2/25/2018 2:26:16 PM

Training someone to work with cranes means more than showing them how to inspect wire ropes, sheaves and drums, safety devices, hydraulic and electrical components, pumps and valves. It means teaching them how to take responsibility for a crew’s safety—and the success of the job.

2/15/2018 1:51:03 PM

As the name indicates, rough terrain cranes are used to navigate rough ground and unimproved job sites. They can also maneuver easily through confined areas with tight clearance, making them great for petrochemical facilities where there might be too much equipment in the way for less nimble machines.

12/21/2017 3:41:27 PM

When it comes to safely operating a truck-mounted crane, you have to know your equipment and properly plan your job. A mobile crane safety training course will help. OSHA-approved courses are designed to prepare crane operators, riggers, signalers, engineers, construction managers, contractors and inspectors for the safe execution of heavy lifts.

12/21/2017 1:18:00 PM

When most people hear about a mobile crane tipping over, they assume it’s because the load was too heavy. The truth is, a loss of stability is inevitable when operators fail to follow the crane manufacturer’s guidelines regarding crane ratings. In other words, incorrect boom length or boom angle are more likely the causes of tipping accidents.

11/30/2017 1:15:57 PM

The heavy-duty cranes used in mining are the toughest of the tough. These beasts carry the heaviest and most dangerous loads and are designed to withstand brutal conditions.

11/20/2017 1:23:43 PM

Untidy wire rope spooling doesn’t just look messy. Twisted hoist lines can bring a construction project to an abrupt halt. When that rope gets kinked, crushed or otherwise damaged, it has to be replaced. And you’ve probably learned the hard way that quality wire rope isn’t cheap.

11/2/2017 3:11:14 PM
Looking through the headlines, it’s frightening to see reports of mobile crane accidents caused by overloading. When a crane operator attempts to lift a load more than the weight capacity of the crane, the results can be disastrous.

10/23/2017 3:53:24 PM
Every autumn, Germans (and fans of German culture around the world) lift their beer steins high to celebrate Oktoberfest. It’s two and a half weeks filled with food, Bavarian costumes and—of course—beer.

During this year’s celebration, Paulaner Brauerei (one of the few breweries authorized to make official Oktoberfest beer), hoisted a few heavy beer steins of its own.

9/24/2017 6:09:06 PM
Keeping your project on schedule is critical. That’s why keeping your cranes running with minimal downtime, and optimal reliability is priority number one for LC Crane Parts and Service.

9/13/2017 3:10:49 PM
This discontinued all-terrain crane is an MVP at many of the job sites we support. LC Crane technicians have been servicing these monsters for as long as we’ve been in business. In this article, we’ll review this workhorse crane’s specifications and features.

8/31/2017 3:00:42 PM
Cranes: They build bridges and office buildings. They make infrastructure projects possible. They have been a trusted mainstay for oil and gas, petrochemical, wind and power plant projects for 60 years.

8/23/2017 12:56:54 PM

Crawler cranes (or "lattice boom” crawlers) are usually the most eye-catching equipment on a job site. Their height and size let them handle loads that other cranes cannot support. With a reach up to 700 feet, they can pick up loads up to 2,000 tons.

8/9/2017 4:07:02 PM
LC Crane is now a proud partner of wire rope manufacturer Python America.

7/29/2017 2:08:06 PM

There are several different types of mobile cranes used in construction, all with an array of models, functions and capabilities. All of them lift and hoist material and equipment by the ton. Without them, our modern world would look a lot different.

7/27/2017 1:50:22 PM

Mobile cranes are ideal for lifting loads where there isn’t much space to move around, but a miscalculation can spell disaster in these situations. That’s why there’s a strong business case for making the job site as safe as possible.

7/22/2017 1:30:15 PM
Recently, an LC Crane tech was sent out to work with a company on a wind turbine farm in Texas. They were having some issues with the boom on the crane itself.

7/15/2017 10:00:00 AM
Cranes are among the most common pieces of equipment seen on demolition and construction sites. A proper understanding of a crane's components, along with which crane parts are most commonly replaced, will help ensure you get the most out of your crane.

7/11/2017 11:00:00 AM
Demag is a worldwide provider of industrial cranes, crane components, and related services. Based in Dusseldorf, Germany, Demag has been part of the Terex Corporation since 2011.

6/29/2017 5:19:12 PM
When a crane goes down, whether due to original parts breaking or reaching the end of their usable life, it’s important that you have a supplier who can deliver what you need quickly.

5/31/2017 3:31:24 PM

The cranes we work on are amazing examples of modern technology built on ancient understanding of physics. The many parts that go into building one of these machines have to work together in perfect harmony to get the work done right.

4/21/2017 4:18:51 PM
Here are the crawler cranes from Terex/Demag that we regularly service and source parts for.

3/29/2017 6:13:34 PM
You already know LC Crane delivers quality factory-stocked crane parts, crane repair and rebuild services, and diagnostic assistance with all mobile cranes. But here are seven more reasons service managers and parts managers depend on us to keep their business going strong day after day.

1/17/2017 4:39:48 PM
You can trust LC Crane Parts and Service to be your resource for high-quality factory-stocked mobile crane parts, crane repair and rebuild services, plus diagnostic assistance.

1/17/2017 2:38:08 PM
Overhead cranes are common industrial cranes that (as the name implies) can carry large, heavy loads "overhead.” This ability is supremely important for industries that have unused space above their other materials, or above aisles that need to be used for other purposes.

1/15/2017 1:38:47 PM
Tower cranes lift heavy loads efficiently and safely and can be found on almost every major construction site in America.

1/9/2017 12:34:17 PM

Structurally damaged cranes may be unsafe to repair, meaning manufactures won't take the job. And going to the distributor for even small repairs may mean a long turnaround and high repair costs.

1/3/2017 12:00:00 PM
Terex is a manufacturer of equipment for a variety of industries, including construction, mining and refining. From its beginnings as a division of General Motors, Terex has grown to become a global corporation that sells equipment in over 170 countries.

12/20/2016 11:16:57 AM
Want to see how a virtual reality (VR) mobile crane simulator works? Industrial Training International (, a leader in crane training services, has announced the development of the Aerial Work Platform VR Simulator.

12/11/2016 4:14:08 PM
Training construction workers to use cranes and other heavy machinery can be dangerous, as well as a costly expenditure. Therefore, many construction companies are training their operators on computer simulators, similar to that of a video game. These put the workers in real-life construction situations without the potential for real world consequences.

11/29/2016 1:38:01 PM

Liebherr developed an interesting method to erect LR 1600/2 crawler cranes with long wind power boom systems. The smaller crane is used for counterweight in the boom and for setting the lattice boom crawler up.

10/27/2016 4:50:42 PM
Liebherr makes some of the best cranes and construction equipment in the world, including the tallest and most powerful crawler crane ever made (the LR 13000). Here at Larry Collier Crane Parts and Service, we're proud to service and source Liebherr parts.

9/12/2016 12:59:43 PM
Tower cranes lift heavy loads efficiently and safely and can be found on almost every major construction site in America. Let's look at the components of these incredible machines.

8/19/2016 11:57:10 AM
Manufacturers have seen an incredible surge in demand as contractors realize the many advantages of running telescopic boom crawlers. Operators love the ease of use and owners love how they can help save time and enhance productivity.

8/9/2016 12:26:41 PM

The Terex RT 100 is a reflection of its design team's dedication. Created after extensive research and exhaustive testing, the model is a welcome addition to fleets around the globe. Researchers listened long and hard to customer feedback, and took an honest look at the real day-to-day needs of operators and owners.

8/7/2016 1:04:05 PM
Used cranes are fast becoming popular options for meeting customer demand with an affordable alternative. These days, end-users are purchasing 75% of used cranes at auctions, while only 2% of these cranes are being purchased by rental companies. Here, we'll discuss why buying used cranes can be one of the best financial decisions you could make.

7/27/2016 5:45:22 PM
Being able to pinpoint and tell the difference between crane parts is important for any crane crew. There are plenty of parts you need to be able to pick out and describe to be able to do your job effectively.

7/15/2016 4:18:45 PM
Reliable, dependable crane parts are essential to any hard-working crew. Overhead cranes feature several different components that work together to lift a heavy load.

7/11/2016 5:35:08 PM

To safely direct a load, a qualified signal person must be able to know the types of signals used at the work site. Here's an animated list of some of the more common mobile crane hand signals.

6/21/2016 1:34:53 PM
Don't blindly put your trust into just any crane service company. When selecting a company to provide crane repair and other services, put in the due diligence to make sure all your essential questions are answered, so you can have the confidence of knowing you're working with the right partner. 

6/21/2016 11:35:08 AM
Operating Hi-Ranger aerial devices just became significantly safer thanks to Terex Utilities. Terex, a leading manufacturer of lifting and material handling solutions, recently unveiled the new Terex Load Alert system option, which they say will supplement utility crews' current safe work practices. 

6/11/2016 2:19:37 PM
An overhead crane can make a huge difference in terms of material movement. An overhead crane has the ability to carry large, heavy loads, and drop them off at a machining shop that's also served by its own crane. 

5/31/2016 1:53:10 PM

Seven years ago, Terex dropped the Terex Demag line. Fleet managers at-large were disappointed, as the Demag line was always known for its efficiency and durability. Fortunately, Terex has decided to bring the Terex Demag Line back. It will now be known solely as Demag, and Terex will continue manufacturing and selling these high-quality, German-made cranes.

5/31/2016 1:40:44 PM

As your crane ages, it will likely encounter problems you can't easily identify. Its existing parts will need to be replaced or repaired. But, whatever the issue may be, it's important to have a local crane service company you trust on-hand when these problems arise.

5/11/2016 2:01:04 PM

In today's age of increasing safety regulation, it's essential that your signal person and crane operator communicate clearly and efficiently. If there is any confusion between the two, the chances of an on-site accident are heightened, which can lead to damaged equipment, injured team members, and raised costs.

4/28/2016 11:03:03 AM

Demag cranes are among the most popular pieces of construction equipment in the world, due to their outstanding efficiency, quality, and reliability. Every crane and its corresponding components reflect decades of mastery and reliability from a valued partner in the industry.

4/27/2016 6:00:56 PM

Although military cranes can be used for standard construction activities, they can also fulfill military-specific purposes, such as ammunition handling, artillery barrel replacement, and other assignments.

4/17/2016 6:13:43 PM
At the moment, the Atlanta construction market has been slammed with a wide variety of projects, including cell phone towers, power lines, environmental work in power plants, and a few skyscrapers. These diverse jobs are expected to keep locals working within the city, and draw money back into the city's economy, which should keep current residents happy

3/31/2016 6:07:04 PM

The stakes are high when it comes to crane safety on the jobsite. Not only is there expensive property and equipment at stake, but a crane collapse can lead to tragic consequences. That's why it is of the utmost importance to always use a high quality anemometer to provide you with accurate wind condition data.

3/21/2016 6:12:39 PM

A crane's load chart is the key to its proper operation. In order to use the crane with maximum efficiency and efficacy -- and to avoid failures and accidents, the load chart must be consulted and accurately translated.

3/11/2016 6:24:07 PM

Larry Collier Crane Service is Atlanta's premier provider of Terex and Demag crane parts. The motto: "If you have cranes, we have what it takes to keep them up" isn't just a slogan. With thousands of cranes and crane parts for sale, the experts at Larry Collier can provide exactly what you need, right when you need it.

2/29/2016 11:04:30 AM

A major accident is every crane operator's worst nightmare, and while accidents like the recent tragedy in New York don't make the news every day, accidents are one of the primary causes of work-related deaths in the construction industry.

2/22/2016 11:58:41 AM

Many crane service companies are available for your lifting needs, and refurbished cranes can make the project more feasible. The customization and production of new cranes can take up to several months to complete, whereas used cranes are usually ready for the job when you need them. And we all know that less downtime means more productivity.

1/22/2016 5:36:38 PM

Tower cranes are on job sites all over the world. There are over 100,000 operating at any given time! Here are the basics you need to know about yours.

1/22/2016 5:12:24 PM

While counterfeit cranes may sound far-fetched, they are in fact a reality. Terex Cranes has publicly announced their cranes are now being counterfeited across the globe. Here's what you can do to protect yourself and your business.

1/22/2016 4:04:22 PM

Overhead cranes are especially popular in metal fabrication and manufacturing industries that take advantage of its two-directional travel. Learn more about them here!

1/4/2016 6:42:09 PM

Some holiday traditions take some heavy lifting. In Winterberg, Germany, the Bluggel company brought in a giant evergreen weighing 4,189 pounds. Friedrich Bluggel, owner of the crane company, selected a Terex Challenger 3180 to bring the tree into Winterberg.

12/24/2015 1:19:44 PM

Terex Material Handling's new V-type double girder overhead traveling cranecan handle a load capacity of up to 50 tons and vomrd with a standard span of 35 meters (with longer girder lengths available upon request).

12/24/2015 1:04:19 PM

Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions, a segment of Terex Corp., is currently celebrating 50 years of business excellence with the Demag cranes brand in North America. Larry Collier Crane Parts and Services has Demag and Terex parts, and also offers crane repair services on both Terex and Demag products.

12/1/2015 10:14:30 AM
This post will examine the common causes of crane accidents, and what can be done to prevent them.

11/30/2015 1:44:53 PM
At Larry Collier Crane, we're happy to provide only the best in parts and services to our clients. In the public sector, our military cranes can offer a significant value, especially when compared to standard equipment. These cranes, offered by Terex and its legacy brands, can be put to many different uses, both private and public--we'll explore them here.

11/24/2015 2:32:09 PM
Our clients are involved in a variety of projects, and rely on us at Larry Collier Crane to provide the required cranes and parts they need. When it comes to the TEREX brand, nothing can compare to the Twin CC 8800, the world's most powerful crane. This is an overview of this crane's components and top features, along with some real-world examples of the crane in use.

10/30/2015 11:32:33 AM
From assembling a desk to oilfield safety procedures, manuals are a great resource for communicating information. Nevertheless, creating one can seem at first to be a daunting process. Here, we'll cover the first steps you need to know to create an engaging and educational manual for the crane industry.

10/30/2015 11:16:54 AM

Collier Crane recognizes that budget restrains, coupled with intangible benefits, can bring decision-makers to question the value of training programs. Today we'll address these concerns to help you find a proper training program, and introduce the concept of Return on Training Investment analysis to help put a dollar value to training.

10/30/2015 11:05:01 AM
Recent accidents such as the Mecca crane collapse have raised questions about the safety of cranes. Today we'll examine the common causes of crane accidents, and what can be done to prevent them.

10/30/2015 10:46:28 AM

Alloy chain slings are available in many configurations to suit a variety of load lifts. Join us as we discuss the benefits of chain slings, and review the different assembly methods you can take back to use on your projects.

9/29/2015 11:31:24 AM

Tower cranes are fascinating structures. Their sheer size makes them a visual spectacle in the sky, and their T-shape appears impossible to maintain. Perhaps the most interesting piece of the tower crane is its elevator. What are the details of these elevators, and how do they work?

9/29/2015 11:19:39 AM

Cranes are very powerful devices. However, since cranes can lift their own weight (if not more), there is a looming fear that they will tip over or lose control of the load. A strong foundation is key to maintaining the integrity of the crane's lifting potential.

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