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continued from previous page       from where the below-the-hook rig was   spreader  beam  configuration  versus  a
         working with Barbaros and his team in   sourced, explained that Bryson’s biggest   lifting frame because it already owned
         the short- and long-term future.”  challenge was presented by an offset cen-  one MOD 50 and it made sense to ac-
                                            tre of gravity, caused by backup batteries   quire an additional unit. At the time of
         Sims Crane & Equipment             that are housed at one end. Four rolling   going to press,  the 17 lifts are sched-
         Announces New Tallahassee          blocks were mounted to the spreader   uled over the coming weeks.
         Location                           beams to counter the offset in weight.  Bryson’s crane operators are certified
           To  meet current  and potential cus-  Ray Rutt, Operations Manager at   through the National Commission for
         tomer needs in the north Florida mar-  Bryson, said: “By adding length to the   the  Certification  of  Crane  Operators
         ket, Sims Crane & Equipment,  Flori-  rigging, we were able to ensure  that   (NCCCO).  Its  varied  fleet  offers  cus-
         da’s premier crane rental and rigging   each bottom sling that was connected   tomers up to 600-ton lifting capacity in
         service company, has announced the   to each pair of lifting points was equal-  addition to forklift trucks and rigging
         opening of a new, permanent location   ly  tensioned  by the  wire  rope  moving   personnel. Utilities, construction, aero-
         with 10 employees at 4897 Capital Cir-  over the roller. This particular rig con-  space, and marine industries are just a
         cle NW in Tallahassee.             figuration  will  commonly  warrant  the   few of the sectors it serves.
           Sims Crane’s Tallahassee location in-  use of rolling blocks.”      SMDI Announces Steel
         cludes a 3,000-square-foot facility, cur-  He continued:  “We opted for a very
         rently undergoing upgrades and brand-  compact rig to reduce the height and  Industry Lifetime,
         ing, on a three-acre site. The manager of   keep the spreader bars close to the load.  Leadership and
         Sims Crane Tallahassee is Kent Harvey.  This rig is more commonly used when  Achievement Award
           “Like many cities throughout Flori-  there are four bottom lifting points [not  Winners for 2018
         da, Tallahassee is experiencing an in-  eight as in this case] and the rig height   The  Steel  Market  Development  In-
         creased  rate of  vertical  construction,”   is crucial. As there were a greater num-  stitute (SMDI), a business unit of the
         said Dean  Sims  II, Sims  Crane  Vice   ber of lifting points, the rolling blocks   American Iron and Steel Institute
         President of Marketing. “This vertical   were a requirement.”         (AISI), recognized four outstanding in-
         construction,  coupled with projects in   Rutt added that Bryson selected the   dividuals with awards today during AI-
         the power generation sector, made now
         the right time to establish a permanent
         location in Tallahassee.”
           Sims Crane & Equipment now boasts
         13 locations around the state of Florida
         in Daytona Beach, Ft. Myers, Jackson-
         ville, Miami, Mulberry, Ocala, Orlando,
         Sarasota, Tallahassee, Titusville, West
         Palm Beach,  Vero  Beach  and  head-
         quarters in Tampa. Call Sims Crane at
         888-97-CRANE (888-972-7263) or visit
         Modulift Spreader Beams to
         Lift 17 90,000-lb. Buildings
           Rental firm Bryson Crane employed
         two spreader beams, manufactured by
         Modulift,  below-the-hook  of  a Terex
         all-terrain  crane  to  lift  the  first  of  17
         90,000-lb. prefabricated buildings into
         position at a communications tower in
         Edgewater, Florida.
           The  MOD  50  spreaders,  which  offer
         up to 50t capacity at 8m or 26 ft. and up
         to 13m or 42 ft. at a lower capacity, were
         used with slings, shackles, and rolling
         blocks, as the 130t capacity Terex Ex-
         plorer 5500 employed its 60m-long main
         boom to lift and move the unit 30 ft.
           Bryson,  of  Florida’s  Dayton  Beach,
         accepted the scope of work from a lo-
         cal power company to relocate the com-
         munications buildings. The structures,
         which measure 12 ft. x 20 ft. x 10 ft.
         and all weigh approx. the same, contain
         switches,  breakers, and other  equip-
         ment required to run the substation.
           Scott  Woodward,  Facilities  Manager   Using Modulift spreader beams, Bryson Crane’s 130t capacity Terex Explorer 5500 lifts the first of
         at Modulift distributor I&I Sling Inc.,   the prefabricated communications buildings.

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