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Mountain Crane is Lifting Lives

Vern, one of the founders of Mountain Crane, and his wife,
Celia, recently returned from Cambodia after serving a two
year LDS mission in that beautiful country. They had some
amazing experiences and learned to love the humble and
loving Cambodian people.

Most Cambodians are poor and work very long hours. It is
typical for them to work 10 to 12 hours a day, six to seven
days a week earning only $ 80 to $ 120 per month. Several
members of a family will work to help with family expenses.
Family is very important to them and in many cases extended
family and the elderly parents live with the family and
share the small home.

Many Cambodians have little shops, make things at home to sell, use motor bike as taxis, or try other ways to earn money. Living from day to day is common, but this type of practice doesn’t help them be able to save and build for the future. Cambodia Job Foundation (CJF) was organized to help teach them how to build and grow their business, develop work skills, budgeting, saving money for a better future and become self-reliant. CJF organizes business teams to teach them “How to Start and Grow Your Own Business”. The business teams identify promising business opportunities that could provide stable jobs.

Vern and Celia are helping support the growth of Cambodia Job Foundation through donations and other opportunities. This year, Mountain Crane is lifting lives by having CJF students/graduates hand-make Christmas cards.



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Along with being “For Hire”, MHT is tasked with transporting our own fleet of cranes to jobsites from Washington to North Dakota to Texas. We get to drive through some beautiful country and see some amazing things. Our fleet allows us capabilities to move all types of heavy equipment.

Please contact us at: 801-556-3828 if you need to move EXCAVATORS, DOZERS, LOADERS, GRADERS, SCRAPERS, BACKHOES, CRUSHERS, and anything else big and yellow

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

Mountain Crane is currently helping build the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Construction involves two new two story and twelve story structures being built on the south side of the hospital.

This crane is lifting and placing the rebar as crews prepare to pour the foundation of the twelve story structure in preparation for SME steel to erect the building. The crane is a Liebherr LR 1250 with 165 feet of main boom and 175 feet of luffer.

This is just a part of the larger project, continuing for several months. In January, Mountain Crane will return to the job site to lift the steel.

NOVEMBER ENTER TO WIN: Win an iPad Mini 4!

The new iPad mini puts uncompromising performance and potential in your hand. Lighter and thinner than any of its predecessors, iPad mini 4 puts everything you love about iPad into a sleeker, slimmer design. And its gorgeous Retina display is incredibly immersive whether you’re watching, shopping, playing or working. Now you’ll have even more reasons to take it with you on your next adventure.


MHT MINUTE: MHT ups its game!

MHT recently acquired a Kenworth T800W Prime Mover. We have also added a new 9 and 13 axle steerable trailer to our fleet. These new additions will allow MHT to haul your most complicated loads.

We’re looking for a name for the new Prime Mover, any recommendations?

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Building Maverik Stadium

Mountain Crane is thrilled at the opportunity to help with the construction of the new Maverik Stadium at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Mountain Crane is currently providing the crane for the erection of the steel for the press box structure using our Linkbelt 278 300t lattice truck crane.

On the west side, the new four-story premium seating and press box structure will be built to include a state-of-the-art media and game operations area, 24 luxury suites, 20 loge boxes, more than 700 covered club seats and a premium club area that will be used to host a student-athlete training table. Major concourse work will include significantly increased restrooms, upgraded concessions and an enlarged concourse for better pedestrian traffic flow.

Big thanks to Western Steel Erectors for their help in making this all possible.

Working on the Idaho Falls Airport

Earlier this year, Mountain Crane had the opportunity to help Ultimate Steel Erection with a project at the Idaho Falls Airport. We had two Grove TMS9000e cranes working in tandem to set the trusses.Big thanks to our team for all their hard work and continuous dedication to safety.



Our goal at MHT is to be the “easy button” for our customers. We recently used our Goldhofer modular platform trailers to navigate some tight turns at a local steel fabricator. Contact us on your next project and let us show you the easy way to get it done!