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Here we Grow Again

Here we Grow Again

By on Jun 10, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A lot has happened since we first opened our doors 67 years ago. What started out as a mom & pop operation with a single crane has now emerged as one of the largest and most advanced fleets this side of the country. We owe our success to our great customers, unmatched capacity and a staff committed to flexibility, service and safety. Because of these attributes, Hill Crane continues to grow. We are currently expanding to Palm Springs and Las Vegas, and our incredible fleet of cranes continues to grow along with it. Our latest addition is one of the most environmentally-friendly cranes on the market. The LTM1220 5.2 boasts a Tier 4 engine – equipped for even the strictest emissions standards. It’s ideal for jobs in environmentally sensitive areas, such as our work near coastal harbors.  And if you read our blog, you’ll know we recently added an all-terrain hydro crane that can climb anything the rugged wilds of the West Coast can throw at it. In all, Hill Crane now has over 50 cranes to serve customers in a wide range of sectors, from energy, oil and gas, to transportation, public utilities and more. And we have even more cranes in our pipeline. All those cranes, new locations and new clients also increase our reliance on attracting top talent. With Hill Crane, our customers have come to expect the best. In addition to our group of talented and dedicated staff, we are also tapping into the Ironworkers Union Local 433 to build out our rigging capacity.  The first half of 2014 has been great for Hill Crane. We look forward to working with our staff, partners and clients to make the second half even...

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All-Terrain Hydro Crane

All-Terrain Hydro Crane

By on Jun 5, 2014 in News | 0 comments

If there’s one thing we love at Hill Crane, it’s having the right tool for the job. In September, we’re adding a brand new Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2—complete with Tier 4 engines, Liccon 2, all Terrain Crane—to our expanding fleet of machinery. The LTM 1220-5.2 is engineered for maximum lifting performance. The total weight of the five-axle mobile crane is fully utilised to optimise load capacities. With a telescopic boom extension and a long folding fly-jib system, the LTM 1220-5.2 sets the standard when it comes to lifting height and boom length. Active rear-axle steering offers a choice of six convenient steering programs. Designed to support our growing role in power lines construction across the region, this 220 ton powerhouse lifts 514,000 lbs at 10 ft radius,  a 197-ft. telescopic main boom and a 40- to 72-ft. long folding fly-jib system that can be optimized for any terrain. With extreme flexibility in both lifting height and boom length, this crane is truly a cut above. And did we mention that it can grapple just about any landscape the West Coast can throw at it? Hills, ridges and ravens beware! And although this crane might be built like a Sherman Tank, doesn’t mean it rides like one. This beautiful beast is crafted with heat-absorbing internal paneling, tinted windows, front knock-out windows, and a space-saving sliding door. The cab tilts to the rear by 20° to improve operator visibility. And with a spring-mounted, hydraulically cushioned seat, pneumatic lumbar support and a headrest, our operators will never want to leave the job site. It’s just one more reason why Hill Crane Service is Southern California’s fastest growing crane...

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Windmill Maintenance Repair

Windmill Maintenance Repair

By on Apr 2, 2014 in News, Projects | 0 comments

Sharing the new safety addition we just installed on our 500 ton crane.  I believe we are the first in Southern California to outfit our crane with a 2 anchor point fall protection system designed and installed by the manufacturer (Liebherr).  In years past the operation of running a main line and/or aux line along the top of the main boom at elevation has been hazardous.  With this system Hill Crane is making the assembly and disassembly portion of our service safer while exceeding the current OSHA rules for A&D.  This new system was supplied and installed by the Liebherr factory. It took several days of work by Liebherr certified welders and then inspected by factory certified weld inspectors.  Below are some pictures of the system in use. Lastly, a couple weeks ago we lifted a 78,000 lb Coker valve assembly at a local refinery with this crane. Hill Crane Service is continuing to grow and invest in safety for our crews. Please don’t hesitate to call or write me, or your Hill Crane Salesman, if you have a crane requirement. DUSTIN K. GRAMENZ 562-252-2644 c | 562-595-7797 f l 562-595-6031 p   DUSTIN.GRAMENZ@HILLCRANESERVICE.COM...

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