Wildlife Bridge

It was a project that caused some major detours for motorists traveling East and West on I-80 last month. In the end it’s a win-win for the safety of drivers and animals who share this area. Just West of Parley’s summit, UDOT began this 5 million dollar project. Tall fences will funnel the wildlife to the bridge and allow them …

Cranes & Trains

Ever wonder how a part underneath a 112,000 lb locomotive gets replaced? With our Liebherr 200 ton, AT crane, that’s how! This Ems SD40 locomotive had an 11,000 lb traction motor that needed replacing. Our crew first hoisted up the locomotive and the old traction motor was taken out. Then, a new piece was picked and set into place. After …

Somebody call 911

We were more than happy to come to the “rescue” of the top notch crew at the Salt Lake City Fire Department last month. Working at their training facility, we placed 3 support beams using our Grove 9000E, 110 ton. This structure will soon be used to clean and maintain the firetrucks. A big thanks goes out to the guys …

Big Block

Perspective is everything. The load block for our LR-1600 looks like any other when you see it hanging, but on the ground and up close you can really begin to grasp just how massive the equipment is! The 10 sheave block weighs in at 1250kg (2750lbs). In order to properly tension 20 lines of 28mm wire rope this block has …

LTM 1220

Sometimes the most important ingredient to a successful job is sheer grit! Hats off to our incredible crew who worked in extrememly tight quarters & bitter cold temps to get this job done! The over 100 year old piping system above the mouth of Provo Canyon has been under renovation for several months. We came on the scene recently to …

Woc on water

ALL ABOARD! When the only place to set up the crane is on the water, we’ll do that too! Working with Cannon Builders inc, and utilizing three tug boats and a barge, our team used the Manitowoc 2250-S3 right on the Snake River. The job required four different set ups for the 4 different spans and each span consisted of …

900 Ton Crane

What can we say? We love our 900 ton! This crane is not only RARE (less than 10 in the U.S.) it’s also MASSIVE, and extremely VERSATILE. Affectionately known as our “Justice League Crane” this beast seems to have super powers! It boasts a tip height of 520’ and 450,000 lbs of counterweight. It has a hydraulically off-setta- ble jib …

500 Ton Tandem Crane

We recently had the opportunity to work with Nucor Steel and Titan Construction installing a new, long span, 35 ton over-head bridge crane. The new crane was installed using two of our 500-ton Liebherr hydraulic cranes. This 35 ton, long-span overhead crane was installed to replace a crane that has been working in the steel production at Nucor for over …

Million Pound Pick

Recently Mountain Crane service received a call to participate in a very large task… 1,179,600 pounds to be exact! When Energy Solutions needed to move a pair of decommissioned steam generators from the Crystal River nuclear facility in Florida to their containment in Clive, UT they contracted Mountain Crane Service and Mountain Heavy Transport to engineer and complete the offload …