A quick Thanks! Thank you to D&R for assisting in getting all the trees and debris out of my yard safely and quickly! — Tom Blackburn, Tampa, Fl Aug 31, 2012
Great Work! I called D&R Crane Service, LLC about lifting some A/C units for my buildings and time was of the essence. They were able to work me into their busy schedule and complete my job in a timely manner. Thanks guys! — Dennis Moody, St Petersburg Apr 12, 2012
Excellent Job ! Keller Rigging & ConstructionInc. is a professional Rigging company based in Akron, Ohio. We hired D & R Crane to help us with a plant move in Pinellas Park. D & R Crane was on time and performed flawlessly throughout the move. Thanks for your help Doug !! — Michael Zimmerman, Keller Rigging & Construction Inc., Akron, Ohio Oct 26, 2012
True Professionals - Excellent Work!! D&R Crane Service has helped us on several job sites and is, by far, the fastest, most efficient, and most professional crane service we have ever used. Doug has helped us lift everything from roof trusses to glass door panels to 1000# steel doors. D&R's equipment and crane work is awesome. It is our pleasure doing business with D&R. They would be a bargain at twice the cost. — Don Gelsinger, LIttle Yellow House, Inc., Building Contractor, St. Petersburg, FL Feb 7, 2013
Sea Sub Systems Inc. Doug provides a good service and we look forward to future opportunities utilizing D&R Crane.
Rob — Rob LaMaire, St Petersburg, FL Mar 6, 2013
D&R Crane Service, LLC is rated 5/5 based on 5 testimonials.
Sea Sub delivers parts to ships in the Gulf as well as pallets of food and other crates of needy items. D&R Crane Service was called to assist in loading crates of parts for them to deliver. With the weather not cooperating, we had to schedule with them accordingly since the waves in the gulf were so high, but were able to assist in getting them loaded and they were able to make the deliveries.
By utilizing a crane service, the crates are lifted right off the back of the truck, lifted by the crane and transported over the trees to the awaiting ship and loaded. This saves a lot of valuable time and is much easier and safer for loading the ship. Not only do we get to help Sea Sub in getting loaded in a timely manner, but we enjoy a nice view and the nature around us while loading.
While loading the crates with our crane services, the dolphins were very active and playing, so took the opportunity to snap some photos.
Here is a quick two minute video of lifting the cargo from the truck and placing on the ship for delivery. Please rate our video so that we know how we are doing. D&R Crane Service thrives on doing everything top notch, including our videos for you’re enjoyment.
D&R Crane Service Hopes Everyone Had A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
We enjoyed some time off with family and friends, which we hope everyone did. Taking time off at the end of the year gives you time to look back at the accomplishments from the previous year and set goals for the upcoming year. We were fortunate enough to work with some great people and companies this past year and we thank you for your business. We were able to make quite a few accomplishments and meet some goals and we thrive on making our Florida Crane Service even better and would like to be your first choice when it comes to needing a Crane Service. Our goal each year is to have another accident free year, meet new clients, make new friends, and continue to offer the best customer service that a Florida Crane Service can provide. With those key goals as a mindset, our Crane Service can only continue to grow with your support. Thank You all and looking forward to another great year with our past customers as well as future customers.
Did You Hear About The Crane Service Incident?
At the Lenox Mall in Ga, a crane was taking down the Great Macy’s Tree when the boom snapped and the tree crashed to the roof of Macy’s. There was damaged caused to the roof since the tree was so big and heavy, but the lift was scheduled early in the morning, so there were no customers or staff in the store and no one was injured. It did cause a sprinkler line to break, which caused a lot of water damage flooding three floors, but Macy’s responded quickly and got assistance with the cleanup. The area was blocked off and Macy’s remained closed to ensure safety and cleanup. The tree with all of it’s ornaments and lights was just just too much weight for this one crane to bear. When working with a crane, it is always best to have the weight of the item being lifted, so that the operator is assured of being within the weight limits.
Maybe not, since it is so big! Maybe Doug should dress up in a costume while working? We will see!
We, at D&R Crane Service, LLC want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!
Be good to the kids and give them the candy that you would have wanted as a kid!Every kid wants to walk away with a crane bucket full of candy, but we know that would be way too much for one child. What was your favorite candy as a child? Remember how you felt when you went to that one house that gave you a stick of gum or a candy apple? How about the cheap nasty candy that no one wanted and could not even give it away to friends? ok then…. you did not like it then and kids still do not like it. HAHA
I was thinking that there should be a bag of little machinery chocolates that we could give out. A chocolate crane for instance! A chocolate tractor, farm equipment or dump trucks! How cool would it be if you were a child, went to a crane service house for Halloween and got a couple of crane chocolates? Now that has me thinking that maybe I should contact a candy manufacturer and make the suggestion. After all, there is a chocolate bunny at Easter, so why not let the machinery operators give out machinery chocolates?
Just Crane Thoughts
That was just crane thoughts and some times we let our minds wonder, so it’s just one of those things that make ya go Hmmmmm! On a serious note, let’s keep all the children safe this year and have some fun. Give the children the good candy from the stores that is wrapped, so that the parents can easily inspect it before the child opens it. Stay Safe And Happy Halloween!
A crane is a tower or derrick that is equipped with cables and pulleys that are used to lift and lower material or items from one place to another. They are commonly used in the construction industry such as bridges, highrises, and all phases of construction or in the manufacturing of heavy equipment. Cranes for construction are normally temporary structures, either fixed to the ground or mounted on a purpose built vehicle. They can either be controlled from an operator in a cab that travels along with the crane by a push button pendant control station, or by radio type controls. The crane operator is ultimately responsible for the safety of the crews, the crane, and surroundings.
The most basic type of crane consists of a steel truss or telescopic boom mounted on a mobile platform, which could be a rail, wheeled, or even on a truck. The boom is hinged at the bottom and can be either raised or lowered by cables or hydraulic cylinders. The most modern cranes today are mobile cranes, which enables them to travel to and from job sites and enables mobility on the job.
This type of crane offers a boom that consists of a number of tubes fitted one inside of the other. Telescopic cranes are mobile in the sense that they transport goods and items in a flexible manner. Also since telescopic cranes are further equipped with height adjustments, when it comes to hauling and transferring the goods from one place to another, the problems related to height are completely eradicated.
The tower crane is a modern form of a balance crane. When fixed to the ground, tower cranes will often give the best combination of height and lifting capacity and are also used when constructing tall buildings. Tower cranes are a common fixture at any major construction site. They often rise hundreds of feet into the air, and can reach out just as far. The construction crew uses the tower crane to lift steel, concrete, large tools like acetylene torches and generators, and a wide variety of other building materials.
Truck mounted crane
Truck Mounted crane combines a state-of-the-art telescopic crane with a commercial truck. The perfect solution when the full off-road capability of an All Terrain crane is not a necessity, the Truck Mounted Crane is a cost effective solution designed for frequent and long distance travel to ensure that you get the job done efficiently and rapidly
Rough terrain crane
A crane that is mounted on an undercarriage with four rubber tires, designed for operations off road. Rough-terrain cranes have a single cab located on a rotating superstructure and drives on two axles. Driving these cranes is typically restricted to job sites because of the low travel speed, though some cities and countries do allow rough-terrain cranes to be certified for street use. As the name implies, these cranes are capable of traveling very rough terrain to reach their working location. Loader crane
A loader crane is a hydraulically powered articulated arm fitted to a trailer, used to load equipment onto a trailer. The numerous sections can be folded into a small space when the crane isn’t in use.
Also referred to as a suspended crane, this type is normally used in a factory, with some of them being able to lift very heavy loads. The hoist is set on a trolley which will move in one direction along one or two beams, which move at angles to that direction along elevated or ground level tracks, often mounted along the side of an assembly area.
Cranes have been utilized for centuries! Cranes of the Middle Ages were used to build the cathedrals of Europe. The crane was fixed on top of a wall as it was being constructed and was powered by men that ran inside of two large wheels on each side. Cranes were also used in medieval ports and in shipyards.
It was a nice day today for D&R Crane Service, LLC in sunny Florida! When we have days like this, we almost wish for this type weather year round. If that were to be the case, then we would eventually miss the changes of seasons and various types of weather that makes living so great! So, live one day at a time, accept the daily challenges, learn new things daily and enjoy what weather comes our way.
No matter how you look at it….. Every Day Is A Great Day For A Pick Up!
MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY Bruce Fountain of Cocoa Beach has been working on the hull of his 46 foot sailboat for 26 years. On Thursday morning his project was finally moved from his backyard where it was lifted by a crane onto a trailer and trucked to Merritt Island.
This sailboat had been in storage and being worked on for the past 26 years! I guess he wanted to make sure that it was moved safely, so that it why he got a CRANE to move it.