By Jay Shiffler If from the start, you never think of a damaged crane part or component as being reparable, then you are likely never to consider a repair option. Historically, it has been ingrained into our thinking that structurally damaged cranes and crane components are not safe to repair. For decades, the manufacturers have [...]Read More
The cab-down crane has long been used as an application specific crane. However, with the market being relatively small most of the manufacturers have ceased production of these cab-down units. Despite this, there has remained a pretty steady demand for good used or restored cab-down machines.Read More
One common problem that manifests itself when the hydraulic boom is fully extended is that the top plate on the base section sometimes separates from the sides. And, while Grove has been very proactive in providing repair procedures it can be challenging to communicate with all of the owners that are out there in the market.Read More
It would stand to reason that an authorized distributor for a crane manufacturer, who has almost proprietary access to a manufacturer’s technical staff and information, and receives preferred parts pricing and availability, could not be beat in providing better product support and customer service. So why do third-party crane repair services exist, and how is [...]Read More
One of the truly great injustices done to crane owners and insurance companies by the manufacturers, that is costing millions of dollars annually in unnecessary crane component replacement, is spreading the misconception that unless a repair or repair process to a crane is approved by an OEM it is to be considered a “modification”.Read More
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