The lift and shift process: a detailed look

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Have you ever uttered the fateful words “How hard can it be”? Usually, this little phrase gets employed when you are contemplating doing something you have never done before, something that just doesn’t seem that difficult at first glance.  In the world of heavy lifting and intricate manoeuvres, the lift and shift process is one […]

What are tower cranes used for?

Multiple sky-rise buildings, some still under construction, interspersed with blue and yellow cranes against a blue cloudless sky.

In the boom of the modern construction industry, it’s hard to get a cityscape view that doesn’t include these colossal structures, but have you ever wondered ‘What are tower cranes used for?’  At Fortis Heavy Lift Group, we know tower cranes play a pivotal role in modern construction, standing tall against the skyline as both […]

Tower crane questions and answers

A view of a high tower crane up high, the operators cabin perched between two tall buildings under construction.

Looking across the skylines of our cities from a distance, we see a horizon of rooftops and steeples, and above that, many impressive, towering skyscrapers.  Yet look more closely as between these skyscrapers you’ll see dotted all over myriad outlines of the frames of some mysterious machines that play a crucial role in the development […]

Determining the difference: All Terrain crane vs Mobile Truck crane

A man in front of a laptop screen outdoors, apparently despairing at a difficult choice.

Life is full of choices. Do you buy the new long-wheelbase Defender or the classic Discovery? Decisions, decisions! The old “pros and cons” list might seem a bit trite, but often it’s the best way forward.  Choosing the right type of crane for your specific project is crucial to ensure efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness.  In […]

Comparing and contrasting: tower crane vs mobile crane

A large yellow crane pictured against a dusky sky with a full moon.

When it comes to construction projects, cranes play an indispensable role in lifting and moving heavy materials.  But do you know the difference between a tower crane and a mobile crane? How do you choose between the two?  Understanding the differences between a tower crane vs mobile crane is essential. While both serve the fundamental […]

What is a Tower Crane? 

tower crane against the sky

When it comes to iconic symbols of urban development and construction, the towering presence of a crane against the city skyline is hard to miss.  These impressive structures dominate construction sites, an indispensable part of any major construction project.  In this blog, we will look into the world of tower cranes, looking at the different […]