MHT recently completed work in Tehachapi, California replacing a control building at an elevation over 8,000 ft. The job involved hairpin turns with steep drop o s. A Caterpillar D8 dozer was used in some locations for push assist due to poor road conditions. The road was much too narrow for a typical tractor trailer combo, which made MHT’s Goldhofer modular trailer a perfect tool for the job. Kudos to the MHT team for executing a safe and successful maneuver at high altitudes and reinforcing the “Reach Higher” mentality!img_2265_web-1


We Vote Tilt-Up’s!

We are grateful that Mountain Crane’s tilt-up operational team’s vast experience and large feet of cranes continues to make Mountain Crane the provider of choice for tilt-up concrete construction in the region. THANK YOU!!



Placing Pontoon Boats

Mountain Crane recently participated in a fun and unique event. In August, the Utah Olympic Park hosted the Psicobloc, a solo rock climbing competition held over their pool. As a perk for VIP guests, the Olympic Park wanted to provide exclusive seating for the event. Mountain Crane was asked to set 3 pontoon boats into the pool, each weighing about 8,000 pounds. Because of the limited space and delicacy of the surrounding area, extreme caution had to be taken. Additionally, because the event was ongoing, there was a limited time frame to place the boats. Mountain Crane arrived on site at 4pm on Friday afternoon, with the event starting at 6pm that same day. After the event ended, Mountain Crane had to return to the site to remove the 3 boats before 8am Saturday morning.


Mountain Heavy Transport was recently featured in the July issue of ACT magazine!

For this job, our crane and heavy haul teams worked together to transport and set a massive 60,000 lb. drum into Great Salt Lake Minerals. This was a complex project, and we could be more proud of how the team came together! Our original story can be found in our April Newsletter.

Check out the magazine and full article here!


Mountain Crane

Mountain Crane Service provides a variety of crane services across the Intermountain West including plant shutdowns, steel, pre-cast panels, heating and cooling units, transformers, pools and hot tubs, demolition, windturbines, and bridge girders, to name a few. Mountain Heavy Transport provides all heavy transport services including heavy haul, jack -n- slide, and platform trailers (Goldhofers). Mountain Crane Service employees receive continual training through Operating Engineers Local 3 and have their CCO Certification. Check out our website at for more information.

Utah’s Largest Crane Fleet load charts for each of our cranes are available online at

Apprenticeship Graduation & Employer of the Year

Mountain Crane is proud to support the Operating Engineers Local 3 Apprentice Program. Two of our operators have recently graduated from this 6,000 hour training and work experience curriculum. Congratulations to Jared Mathews and Jeff Skews for all their hard work! Jeff also received the “Excel Award”. The journeyman operators take it upon themselves to individually mentor the apprentices. Mountain Crane is privileged to have a team of hard-working, talented, and experienced employees. Additionally, Mountain Crane was given the Employer of the Year award. Mountain Crane would like to thank the Operating Engineers Local 3 for making this program possible.


Mountain Crane is excited to give away a pack of 4
Tickets to the University of Utah’s first Football Game
of the season!
Join us Thursday, September 1, 2015 as the Utes take
on SUU.



Mountain Heavy Transport participated in the largest ever pick and transport at Energy Solutions in Clive, UT. The piece was a 1.2 million pound steam generator that was offloaded from rail, transported to a containment cell, and set on to sand saddles. We utilized a 700 ton gantry and 20 lines of Goldhofer SPMT for the project. The job involved months of planning and ultimately a lot of hard work.
We couldn’t be prouder of our team on this historic project!


We’re sending you and your family to a Real Salt Lake Game!

Join Real Salt Lake in an upcoming home game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. We’re giving away a family 4-pack to enjoy an action packed soccer game!




MHT has a riddle for you!

What is 20’ tall, 36’ wide, and slides carefully under pipe racks and between gates with just a few inches of clearance?

The answer: two large drums that MHT transported recently! MHT’s skilled operators carefully maneuvered this huge load through some tight spots at a Utah industrial site. Thanks to MHT’s skilled professionals who get the job done!

Mountain Crane goes to Kemmerer!

Mountain Crane Service is hard at work at Exxon Mobil just outside Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Mountain Crane recently sent over 70 employees and 16 cranes to Shute Creek, Wyoming for a large shutdown with ExxonMobil. This project requires multiple skilled operators, experienced supervisors, and safety management in order to perform the necessary maintenance and repair work.

As part of the opening day festivities, Mountain Crane brought out the mini crane. This fully functioning miniature crane is made entirely out of wood, and can lift up to 20 pounds. It was a fun day, and everyone enjoyed the chance to play with this unique toy.

We are proud of our team for all their hard work and dedication to this job! 

Building a Bigger Scoreboard

Mountain Crane recently had the opportunity to work with Bumgarner Construction on the new University of Utah scoreboard in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new $13.5 million board is 122 feet wide, 64 feet tall, and has 2.6 million pixels, making it one of the bigger boards in the country. It’s an LED board, not only improving video quality, but allowing for better graphics, images, advertising, and detailed shots.

Mountain Crane had two cranes on site, a Terex 55t RT and a Grove TMS9000E. It was a fun job, and Mountain Crane was thrilled to be a part of such a unique project. GO UTES!



We’re giving away a family four-pack to Lagoon!
Twist, turn and fly on one of 50 rides. Feel your heart race on X-Venture attractions. Slip and slide through whitewater waves at Lagoon A Beach. Take a trip back through the Wild West in Pioneer Village. Sing along with the best shows in town.




Summer is upon us!  Along with the longer days and the warmer temperatures comes a lot of construction work.  Stay safe in the road construction zones and be aware of the oversize loads.  MHT takes pride in transporting heavy equipment safely and efficiently.  Keep on truckin!